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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 31 2012

Why I am an atheist – Thom

I must have been about five when my brother and I built what we thought would serve as a handy container for Santa’s collection of assorted vintage beers. Apparently we got it into our heads that he was an avid drinker. It was a cardboard box with a cut-out reindeer head taped to the side, …

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May 31 2012

DJ, please fix this genuine problem

The Amazing Meeting is having some enrollment problems — and strangely, they are going against the overall trend I’ve seen in many skeptic/atheist conferences, as reported by the JREF president, DJ Grothe. …this year only about 18% of TAM registrants so far are women, a significant and alarming decrease, and judging from dozens of emails …

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May 30 2012

Episode CCCXXXII: Iceland!

Here’s a promotional video for this place I’m at. One thing: it mentions the midnight sun. This is not a plus. It’s 2am here right now, and it’s still light out. It’s not making it easy to sleep. (Episode CCCXXXI: Working on the tone.)

May 30 2012

Real Scientists™ don’t let the evidence get in the way of the theory

David Sloan Wilson amuses me outrageously. He accuses me of not thinking scientifically in an astonishing glurge of pettifogging pedantry. You see, he’s peeved that I have said that the deleterious effects of patriarchal religion on women are obvious and that arguing that religion is beneficial to women is ridiculous, so he’s going to set …

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May 30 2012

Why I am an atheist – Julian

Because all of that time-wasting god-bothering is a load of old bollocks. Julian

May 30 2012

Botanical Wednesday: Holtasóley

holtasoley

(via Álfheiður Magnúsdóttir)

May 30 2012

Why I am an atheist – Rolf Schmidt

Yesterday my father died. It was a cruel way to die: a stage 4 glioblastoma tumor was pressing on the speech centre of his brain and robbed him of his speech for most of the past year. For a university professor who communicated science passionately this was adding insult to injury. But he generally faced …

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May 30 2012

TZT

zombie-clown

Clearly, the jokers that have been babbling means that we have to step up a notch to Zombie Clowns.

May 29 2012

Simple guidelines

So did you hear the latest about a presenter at a skeptics’ meeting getting propositioned? Elyse was handed a sexually explicit invitation by a couple of nice strangers to participate in group sex. Guys, don’t do that. I have a simple suggestion. Think of sex as something two or more friends do; but also keep …

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May 29 2012

Sye Ten Bruggencate and Eric Hovind: Pariahs

They’re doing it again: Ten Bruggencate and Hovind are selling content from atheist interviews, cutting out the parts where they agree to not use it for profit. The only appropriate response at this point, I think, is to recognize them as frauds and liars, and never participate in anything with them. They call you? Hang …

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