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Archives for January, 2009

Friday Cephalopod: Red and pointy

Sepia erostrata Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman.

Here is Bishop Richard Williamson speaking just last week. This is the kind of gentleman of high character the Pope would see in a leadership position in the Catholic church, since he did revoke his prior excommunication. I think he’ll fit right in with the pedophiles and other reprobates who find a haven in the…

It’s yet another atheist bus poll

I just don’t get it. Put a few signs with the atheist point of view on a bus, and people everywhere just freak out. Anyway, Toronto secularists are planning to slap some signs on some busses now, so this poll asks the strange question, “Should atheist groups be allowed to buy advertising space on the…

You’ve got to be impressed with the cephalopod-butchering skills of this dolphin. Especially be sure to check out the gallery of grisly photos. I know, I like cephalopods. But I eat them, too!

Rick Warren’s legacy

We have a new word added to the English language in honor of the teachings of people like Warren: saddlebacking. Share it and use it!

Atheist Christmas?

The Humanist Community of Central Ohio sent out a suggestion to various towns to declare 12 February Darwin Day, in honor of the man and his science. Nice gesture, I think; it’s a small token of appreciation that doesn’t cost anyone anything. The city of Whitehall went for it, but then something odd happened —…

Mormons love children

The love just drips off the page in this story about how they handle irreligious teenagers. And look, Senator Chris Buttars is the concentration camp executive director!

Dawkins at UMTC

Richard Dawkins will be speaking in Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota on 4 March, at 7pm. Get your tickets now! There will also be a post-lecture pub event. I’ll post more information on that as it comes available. For those of you who are pining for a visit from Richard Dawkins, here is…

Current’s Razor

New Scientist says Darwin was wrong

Pity Roger Highfield, editor of New Scientist, which published an issue in which the cover was the large, bold declaration that “DARWIN WAS WRONG“. He has been target by a number of big name scientists who have been hammering him in a small typhoon of outraged private correspondence (I’ve been part of it) that his…