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Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 30 2012

OK, I’ll bite

insectidiot

A creationist on twitter is pestering me to ‘debate’ her. Here’s a sampling of her arguments and style. No way can we have a conversation about that in a 140 character limit. So I’m telling her to come here and expand on her ideas, if she can. But first, I’d like her to answer a …

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Sep 30 2012

I was going to post this for Blasphemy Day

separated

… but then I realized I regard this image with something like reverence. Because what’s more worthy of reverence than hints of the common ancestry of all life forms? Thought the ape on the right is clearly in need of more brachiating practice, as He’s obviously doing it wrong.

Sep 30 2012

Happy Blasphemy Day!

I hope you’ve been spending your Blasphemy Day thinking irreverent thoughts and committing sacrilegious acts. I’ve been at a humanist conference where we damned religion to heck, and I’m about to board an airplane where I will spend the flight putting finishing touches on a profane pro-science and anti-religion (anti-moderate religion, even) column for Free …

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Sep 30 2012

Why I am an atheist – The Atheist Firefighter

It’s been difficult to be an open atheist in my society. I went into a profession dominated by religious men, and while it doesn’t interfere with the work we do, I’m often faced with smug Christians trying to prove their superiority. I am an atheist firefighter, the only one I know. And here’s why.

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Sep 29 2012

Cyanobacteria, the desert soil, and you

The Palm Springs library talk last week went well: reasonable crowd given the venue, lots of good questions, and though they weren’t set up for video there’s some talk of my doing a repeat even more local and I’ll make sure we get video of that, if it happens. One of the questions that came …

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Sep 29 2012

The race is over. Obama’s going to win

I hate to be cocky, but Samuel L. Jackson has vigorously endorsed Obama. Nope, it’s not safe for work.

Sep 29 2012

I guess the Secular Coalition for America will let just anyone volunteer

Come on, SCA. Exercise some care and vet your volunteers better. After Edwina Rogers, we need some confidence-builders in the organization, and learning that they’ve made this awfully stupid appointment does NOT fill me with confidence. Why would you want a guy who posted an op-ed on AVoiceForMen, a hate site, and who posts the …

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Sep 29 2012

For the Youtube commenters

I finally had to disable comments on two of my youtube videos, one on Atheism+ and another on the Thunderf00t affair. Why? Because the commenters were just too stupid and far too repetitive. Seriously, if youtube commenters don’t bother to read each others comments, and therefore say exactly the same idiotic comments over and over …

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Sep 29 2012

Anti-Caturday Post

hypnocuttle

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOCEPHALOPOD!

Sep 29 2012

Why I am an atheist – Bob Macias

Actually, I prefer to call myself an ‘anti-theist’, but that usually draws empty, quizzical stares or instant loathing and contempt, both of which can be disturbingly enjoyable.  For my current and long-standing atheism, I blame Arthur C. Clark, Stanley Kubrick and Johann Strauss II.  Let me explain.

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