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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 27 2012

Another creationist list of lies

It’s always amusing to see creationists try to explain why Charles Darwin was wrong, especially when they make up lists of reasons “Darwin’s theory of evolution does not hold up to scientific scrutiny.” These are always people who wouldn’t know what scientific scrutiny was if it knocked them immobile with a carefully measured dose of …

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Apr 27 2012

Looking for a job, English majors?

There’s a job opening at a magazine! Look at this wonderful opportunity: Magazine Sub-editor or Chief Sub-editor, England – WEC International Submitted: 25/04/12 ; Closing Date: Open WEC’s Media & Communications team needs a clever, enthusiastic and hard-working sub-editor to work across a range of projects. Given the changing landscape of publishing, you will think …

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Apr 27 2012

Why I am an atheist – HidariMak

I had always considered myself to be lucky, as far as relatives go. All of my grandparents, aunts, and uncles would welcome my family when we visited, which was anywhere from 1 to 5 times per year. And we (and they) would visit, despite the days drive each way. All of them were happily married …

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Apr 26 2012

Episode CCCXXI: Choke on it, Breivik

Anders Breivik said he really hates the song, “Children of the Rainbow,” by Pete Seeger. So what do the Norwegians do? Tens of thousands of them gather in a square in Oslo and sing…”Children of the Rainbow”. (Episode CCCXX: Make ‘em sweat.)

Apr 26 2012

Virtual warfare on Salon!

Salon has picked up my criticisms of Mario Beauregard and Near-Death Experiences and published it there. And, oh joy, Beauregard threatens to reply on Salon this weekend. We shall do battle! I’m girding my loins already.

Apr 26 2012

A poll to kill for

Are you feeling bloodthirsty today? Do you think the death penalty should be repealed in Kansas? Yes 40% No 55% Unsure 4% In Kansas? How about everywhere?

Apr 26 2012

Maybe he’s coming for some remedial education?

Joel Osteen, he of the nice tan, the big white teeth, and the megachurch of the prosperity gospel, is dropping by an elementary school in Washington DC. He and his wife will be ambling about, looking well-groomed and expensive for the cameras, and…I don’t know what. They say they’ll help out with the landscaping and …

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Apr 26 2012

Egypt shows respect for the dead

The Islamist-dominated Egyptian parliament is considering a law that allows a husband to have sex with his dead wife within the six hours following her death. Why? I don’t know. I guess if you think women are pieces of meat then it doesn’t much matter if they’re responsive or not. Although I think six hours …

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Apr 26 2012

Why I am an atheist – Sally

I went to Catholic school for the first ten years of my life. There are certain things that are second nature to me even now. When I hear an ambulance, I sometimes have to restrain myself from beginning the sign of the cross, and I’ve been looking for suitable nonreligious profanity for years. But I …

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Apr 26 2012

Doesn’t Andrew Sullivan understand what we’d say in reply?

It’s appreciated that Sullivan expresses his outrage at the stupid claims of creationists. What do you do when people use religion to perpetrate empirical untruth? In a free country not much. But on this kind of issue, it seems to me that Hitchens was right. These people need to be mocked mercilessly for ignorance and …

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