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Archives for March, 2010

Genomics is ALL WRONG!

One can acquire all kinds of interesting “scientific” perspectives on the interwebs. For instance, Professor Pallacken Abdul Wahid of Kerala Agricultural University has written a fascinating demolition of genetics and genomics for SciTopics (“Research summaries by experts!” Sponsored by Elsevier!) titled Phenomena of life and death explained based on a computer model of organism in…

The Graeme Bird Memorial Thread

It happens now and then that some gibbering loon makes a persistent appearance somewhere on the blog, and the ensuing wrangle goes on and on and on. We’ve had just such an occurrence on this thread, which is bloating up to almost 700 comments now. Graeme Bird is an Australian wanna-be politician of the crank…

Poll of the Martyrs

They run the country, they surround us, they get cranky if you even question their deity…but they’re so darn persecuted. Do you think persecution of Christians will come to America? No, I don’t believe it’s an issue 5.76% I don’t know 3.84% Yes, but in the future 13.06% Yes, and soon 34.57% It is already…

…it’s too unrealistic. In real life, the Trophy Wife™ would be carrying me.

At least this will be a useful one. And it is hallowed by the Pope! Pope Benedict, facing the worst crisis of his papacy as a sexual abuse scandal sweeps the Catholic church, declared today he would not be “intimidated” by “petty gossip”, angering activists who say he has done too little to stamp out…

Should Pope Ratzi resign?

We’ve got a good answer from Richard Dawkins: No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his…

Join this facebook group!

It’s called I Hate When People Take God’s Name In Vain, and just the premise is hilarious. Think about this. The meta-hilarity is that they are so serious and so completely oblivious to their message. You apparently aren’t supposed to mention “God” except when you’re praying or praising him…or chastising others for saying “God” or…

I’ve been following the news lately, and have at last unearthed the most horrible, awful, evil thing you can do to a religion, the one simple thing that will get the faithful to melt down.

Party in Denmark!

We conquered Australia. The next step is the EU. The atheists are meeting in Copenhagen on 18-20 June, and I’ve been authorized to tell you that two special guests will be appearing there. The first is the Amazing Randi. You have to go listen to a guy whose first name is Amazing! Besides all the…

Another podcast, this one from Citizen’s Radio with Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny — they interviewed me in Melbourne. Tune in, it’s like CNN with more swearing!