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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 24 2012

Somebody’s got to stand up to experts

And Don McLeroy is your man. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive It’s nice to know that reality is a personal choice now. I choose to believe that laser beams will zap out of my eyeballs and disintegrate McLeroy if ever I see him.

Apr 24 2012

Episode CCCXX: Make ‘em sweat

Sad to say, this video about prospects for the presidential election is just too true. (Episode CCCXIX: Pigasi.)

Apr 24 2012

The NDE delusion

Salon has had a redesign, which is fine; they seem to do this periodically just to confuse us. I’ll adjust to that, but what I don’t like is that the first thing I saw highlighted was an article so full of woo that for a moment I thought I’d stumbled onto the Huffington Post. We …

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Apr 24 2012

Why I am an atheist – Loren Lemos

The answer to that is not particularly interesting: Gods are impossible by definition. Any being constrained by natural laws can’t rightly be called a god, and any being unconstrained by natural laws can’t exist. Q.E.D. However, I would like to share the story of how I became an atheist. I was baptized as a Catholic …

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Apr 23 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Needs shortcake

Strawberry anemone

(via Ocean Light) (Also on Sb)

Apr 23 2012

Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!

After attending the Global Atheist Convention, John Wilkins vaguely disagrees with me on community building. I say vaguely because he doesn’t really disagree with the goal, but because he thinks I’m missing something essential in defining community. First of all if you want to build a community you have to have a set of shared …

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Apr 23 2012

Speaking of logical fallacies…

defeatedbythor

Oh, dear. All of the Christians who’ve been pounding this particular kind of argument into the ground are going to have to convert to Asatru now. And I guess I’m going to have to start worshipping Loki.

Apr 23 2012

Why I am an atheist – Anonymous

I discovered I was an atheist when I was 18 years old, but it would probably be more accurate to say that’s when I discovered other people weren’t atheists. I grew up in the midwestern USA in the 80′s. Nobody in my family ever mentioned anything about religion when I was a child. It’s not …

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Apr 23 2012

And the word “interfaith” is nowhere in sight…

This is how it is done. The Todd Stiefel Foundation is rallying freethinkers to help raise money for cancer research, sponsoring the Light The Night Walk through the Foundation Beyond Belief, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They are doing this as a secular organization, for a secular cause, and they are making an …

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Apr 23 2012

Those who can use this information most, won’t

logfailposter

That’s the problem with the enumeration of logical fallacies — the people who respect reason will print out this poster and hang it on their wall, while those babble nonsense in an endless stream will look on it uncomprehendingly and declare that it doesn’t apply to their arguments, ever.

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