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I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death. I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn-floor. He is in haste; he has business in Cuba, business in the Balkans, many calls to make this morning. But I will not hold the…

There seem to be two demographic groups that have more than their share of sensible attitudes to religion. The young and the old. To the young its irrelevant. To the old it’s laughable (or as my Uncle Nate said as he was dying, “I still think it’s a load of crap”). Here’s another boatload of…

Here’s Marcus Brigstocke again, because hearing this once, twice or many times is never enough:

Got this in my email. For all I know the whole country got it. That’s how these campaigns go these days. I’m not sure its origin [Source, author Rick Chertof in Tikkun; thanks to reader LeeH], but I suspect it’s a fake. No one with this guy’s reputation could be confirmed, even if he walks…

Some things are pretty hard to swallow. You know what I mean: See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Tiger Woods is all over the media. Why not here?

Bon appetit:

Orac at Respectful Insolence hates “woo” (for some reason I dislike that term; I prefer to call it quackery). He’s a surgeon and has seen cases where that kind of stuff killed people through delay or refusal of treatment. Fair enough. But I am fascinated by this example where it didn’t kill someone:

I’m still grant writing (a couple of more weeks), so I Thank God for my Savior, Edward Current, who again saves me from having to write a long Sermonette:

The US and Israel are near the top of the list in having citizens who believe in evolution — at or near the top, that is, if you turn the list upside down. In international surveys the US ranks last and Israel 4th from last among 27 countries regarding belief in the proposition that “human…