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PZ Myers

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Name: PZ Myers
Date registered: 18 July 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula

Latest posts

  1. Underestimation can lead to embarrassment — 31 July 2014
  2. Metamorphosis tonight — 31 July 2014
  3. 10 things about Kim Kardashian’s sideboob that you won’t believe — 31 July 2014
  4. Skatje has been off marrying people! — 31 July 2014
  5. This is where pure logic takes you — 31 July 2014

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Jul 29 2014

AtheistTV gets a thumbs up

I was home for a late lunch, so I flipped on the Roku and installed the AtheistTV channel. It was easy, but then you Roku owners know that part already. The channel is well organized into various categories, but right now content is a little thin — the comedy category, for instance, contains one video, …

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Jul 29 2014

Why why why?

Tom Pride

I really like Richard Dawkins, personally and professionally, although a lot of readers here get indignant at that. But that’s why it hurts to see him say obnoxious things on Twitter, like rating different kinds of rape and pedophilia. He doesn’t understand why that’s objectionable; has he ever heard of Todd Akin (maybe not — …

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Jul 29 2014

Note to self: Avoid scheduling layovers in Arizona

What the hell is wrong with that state? No public place is safe. A brain scientist was arrested on suspicion of pointing a rifle toward a woman and her 17-year-old daughter inside a busy Phoenix airport terminal, police said Monday. Peter Steinmetz, 54, who works for the Barrow Neurological Institute, removed the AR-15 assault rifle …

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Jul 29 2014

Something is wrong with SIWOTI!

Deja vu, man, deja vu. Someone else has a hate site that obsesses over their blog. The people who run and participate in this site are largely disgruntled former commenters, some of whom left on their own after I disappointed them in some way, and some of whom were banned after violating the commenting policy. …

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Jul 28 2014

What’s wrong with rainbow families?

A woman went to a fertility clinic for artificial insemination, and discovered a surprising stipulation. She’s white, so they’ll only allow her access to sperm from white men. Dr. Calvin Greene, the clinic’s administrative director, confirmed the private facility will not treat couples or singles who insist on using donors of a different ethnicity. The …

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Jul 28 2014

I must be a gamma, too

True confession: my wife has been on a historical feminism kick lately: the other day she forced me to watch Iron Jawed Angels with her. This evening we’ve got the PBS documentary One Woman One Vote on the TV right now. So it was amusing that Vox Day and David Futrelle had a ‘debate’ over …

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Jul 28 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Cartilage!

Adam Summers

Jul 28 2014

Scariest news yet

Liberia is experiencing a major Ebola outbreak. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country’s land borders after the deadly tropical virus spread to two of west Africa’s largest cities. Liberia, along with neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, is struggling to contain an epidemic that has infected some …

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Jul 28 2014

Apparently, stated intent is magic

Sam Harris weighs in on the destruction going on in Gaza. He proceeds very, very carefully, explaining that the situation in Israel is complicated, they’re a largely secular state with a historical justification for their establishment, people with a history of oppression should have a safe haven, wars in any cause all cause casualties, yadda …

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Jul 28 2014

At least the title gets it right: the author is a “Know Nothing”

It’s weird. There’s this new Dawkins’ Flea, Nick Spencer, who has written a book called Atheists: The Origin of the Species, which I have not read nor am I interested in reading. But it also has this positive review by Michael Robbins in Slate, and I get so much mail about it — either people …

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