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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 27 2011

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! One Day Only!

Here’s a Sunday special for FreeThinkers, because I’m especially busy this Sunday: Do you have a website/blog whatever? If so list the url in the comments below and I’ll be sure and bookmark it for future links and throw a blurb to it up here on the front page, above the fold, over the next few …

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Nov 26 2011

Evolution fantasy!

We get hate mail at Daily Kos and post the best every Saturday for Hate-mail-a-palooza. This week we got a real gem from the rabid mind of a creationist victim titled Evolution Fantasy(!), reproduced in whole below the fold for your holiday reading pleasure.

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Nov 26 2011

Cosmology is the new mythology … really?

The Hubble Deep Field View courtesy of NASA/JPL

As someone who has picked a lousy title on many occasions, I sympathize with the author of this piece at IFPpress. Nevertheless, I can think of a great many differences between the most profound mysteries in cosmology and supernatural cosmogonies the world over. The first mythology-cosmology item given in the article looks somewhat defensible: String theory, …

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Nov 25 2011

The hard-work lottery and the myth of success

There’s a myth in the US, fanned by agents of the super wealthy, that if you just work hard, keep your nose to the grindstone, you’ll be rewarded with riches. It’s an easy sell all the way around. Regular people want to believe it, and it fluffs the tender feelings of those who are rich. Work …

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Nov 25 2011

Black Friday & pepper spray

I’ve always loved Black Friday. Back in my broker days it was the best day of the year to go to work. An old depression era rule decrees the stock market cannot be closed more than three days in a row, the only time it’s been broken was in the darkest days right after 9-11. So …

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Nov 24 2011

Dino for you and dino for me

A turkey relative eating one of our own ancestors 80 million years ago. Makes you think!

Behold the roast turkey jammed with stuffing, or better yet deep-fried in one big sleek pot fired up and humming like a jet turbine on full afterburner. Smoked is good too! And it’s a great choice for a feast, the turkey has an illustrious history. In fact, Ben Franklin felt one humble member of genus …

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Nov 23 2011

Amish cult leader may be just another standard religious pervert

Of course, it had to happen. Samuel Mullet, leader of a breakaway cult of the breakaway Amish, alleged architect of haircutting sessions for those he judges not Amish enough, may have done what every other religious cult leader seems destined to do:

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Nov 23 2011

Sharia Turkeys destroying thanksgiving!

ShariaTomTurkey

Really, you just have to read the baby-cooking crazy shit these clowns believe. This is relayed via TPM from a nutjob site: In a little-known strike against freedom, yet again, we are being forced into consuming meat slaughtered by means of a torturous method: Islamic slaughter,” Geller writes. She continues that if you like freedom and …

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Nov 23 2011

Thanksgiving atheist theology

Maybe theology isn’t the best word for it. Well OK, no maybe about it, theology is a terrible word. But whatever you want to call it, this piece by Jennifer Oullette has it and makes a great read the day before Turkey Day for all my godless and atheist curious friends: (SciAm) — If one embraces an atheist …

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Nov 23 2011

Newt goes there

Newt Gingrich is being roundly criticized or praised this morning for purportedly showing a heart on immigration. One never knows with Newt, a pretty face or a stack of cash is all it takes for him to break every vow he’s ever made. But there are advantages and disadvantages in what he seems to be …

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