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Dec 21 2013
Via Ally Fogg, the BMJ has published their annual satirical science story, as they do, and as usual, various slackish and hackish news sites have republished it as true (Hello, HuffPo!), and in addition, this time they’ve sucked in the MRAs! In this case, it’s because they published a stereotyped scenario of men trying so …
Nov 03 2013
Well, darn. I guess I can’t just shut down the whole blog now. I’ve been following your blog for a long time now, starting as a 16-year-old Christian trying to cope with my father’s sudden cardiac-related death. With help from you and many other intelligent, unyielding atheist commentators, I’ve long since shed the religious mindset …
Nov 03 2013
Persevere! (via Boing Boing)
Nov 02 2013
I prepared for the Carnival of Evolution late at night over the last several days, bracketing the Halloween holiday, and coupled them with my traditional custom of watching horror movies. It wasn’t a good match. The evolutionary stories were far more frightening! Terrifying complexity! Let us consider the mind-blasting madness of dealing with tens of …
Oct 20 2013
Man, the sad sacks at AVoiceForMen must be desperate for affirmation if they think this article in The Beast on the Men’s Rights Movement is praising them. It’s a rather odd article that goes out of its way to be fair-minded, which may be what set them up: it treats W.H. Price, the head goon …
Oct 16 2013
This is kind of neat: a daily science fiction short story. Today’s is Gather Your Bones by Jenn Reese. Somehow, it seems to fit this week very nicely. Which isn’t entirely a good thing.
Oct 09 2013
OK, it’s been a long day — why did someone have to send me this depressing (but most excellent) video about the tragedy of texting and driving? Now I think I’ll just curl up and cry. Next person who wants to share something with me, make it cheerful?
Oct 03 2013
An independent game maker is looking for funding to tool up — the game is called Superstructure, and it looks interesting and different. The creator also happens to be a well-known atheist who is using his skills in a productive way — but it just plain looks like a good game.
Oct 02 2013
I was sent an email by someone requesting advice for their sister: she’s in a common situation, with an abusive spouse upon whom she is completely dependent financially…and she has kids. I’ve been asked what organizations she can turn to. I’m an old guy in a long term stable relationship and have never had to …