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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31 2013

‘Dude, trust me; you do NOT want to go in there.’

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Mar 31 2013

We’ve got a ways to go

I hear that the big American Atheists conference in Austin had an attendance of about 900, which is a good number, and of course, let’s not judge the quality of an event by the number of attendees. By all accounts, it was an excellent conference (I keep seeing these gushing comments on twitter about AC …

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Mar 31 2013

How I spent the last few days

I am sad to say I missed the American Atheists 2013 National Convention — it sounds like it was a blast, but I was booked up with a series of talks out in lovely warm sunny Seattle. Here’s what I’ve been up to. On Wednesday, I talked to Seattle Atheists on “Moving Atheism Beyond Science”. …

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Mar 31 2013

Y’all going to church today?

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I think I’ll skip it, even though I’m staying at my mother’s house, which is right next door to some freaky conservative Protestant shitbox church. They aren’t promising to talk about evolution, which would at least be interesting. I do like the little addendum someone pasted on to the sign, at least. It is a …

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Mar 31 2013

The preservation of the planet depends on us!

I’ve been fighting a lonely, valiant battle against the domination of cats on the internet, one where even my co-blogger betrays me, but at least Zach Weinersmith understands me. I hadn’t realized until now that cats on the internet also explains the Fermi paradox. Cats: not just annoying, but guilty of extraterrestrial genocide.

Mar 30 2013

[Thunderdome]

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This is Thunderdome, the unmoderated open thread on Pharyngula. Say what you want, how you want. Status: UNMODERATED; Previous thread

Mar 30 2013

Caturday!

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff person happened to be in the right place this week to document a confrontation between two puma cubs and a band of five coyotes at the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming. There are more photos. (No sad kitty trigger warning needed.)

Mar 30 2013

The last intelligent creationist

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Earlier today, Maggie Koerth-Baker posted this tweet: I dig this graph, but I think it misses an outreach opportunity by ascribing common misconceptions to creationists only bouncingdodecahedrons.tumblr.com/post/17808416988 It links to a diagram showing evolution as a linear path rather than a branching tree, and it got me thinking about terribly popular misconceptions about evolution that …

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Mar 30 2013

Run, Ben, run!

The far right has lately been gushing over the idea of getting Dr Ben Carson to run for president — he’s their One Black Friend who believes in exactly the same things they do. Among his latest typical conservative faux pas, he recently compared gays to pedophiles and fans of bestiality, and has had to …

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Mar 30 2013

[Lounge #411]

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This is the lounge. You can discuss anything you want, but you will do it kindly. I knew I could find someone who thinks baby slugs are cute. Status: Heavily Moderated; Previous thread

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