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Archives for August, 2010

Unsurprising connections

Barry Arrington is a fellow most of you have probably never heard of, and those of us who have aren’t particularly dazzled by him: he’s an Intelligent Design creationist and moderator of Bill Dembski’s wacky little blog. However, there are some amusing revelations: he made a failed stab at a run for Colorado school board…

The New Yorker has a very well written article on Francis Collins and the recent upset in stem cell research, but it feels terribly premature. It’s a stage-setting piece to an act that hasn’t been resolved yet. The part about Collins is familiar ground for those of us who were peeved at his selection to…

It’s a whole new world I’m not in the least bit interested in exploring: it turns out that healthcare information technology people have professional blogs about their field, which is cool and useful, but the jargon is impenetrable, the acronyms prolific, and the subjects tend to be far from my interest areas. But that’s cool,…

Congratulations to Phil Plait!

I just saw the premier of his new show, Bad Universe, and it was lots of fun…and he’s a very entertaining host. I do have a few questions, though. Why does he hate Sydney so much? He was blowing things up right and left, and he was just talking about little rocks. What’s he going…

Maybe I am a bit spacey lately, but I noticed those commenters who were trying to pharyngulate a poll without me. I’m feeling dis-authoritated now! Here’s my belated contribution. Crush it, please. Do you think immunizations are safe? Yes 53% No 46%

Episode XCVIII: The porkypine thread

Huh? What? I stir from my haze (the drugs have really been diddling my brain this weekend) to see that someone in the thread of doom wants me to do something with porcupines? Why? Nasty, wicked, vicious beasts, they are. Will harpoon you with their quills and yank your liver out, they will. See: (Current…

Sunday Sacrilege: The Price

What dreadful price must we pay to be an atheist?

Those annoying paparazzi

Can a guy get some privacy? I just learned that some snoop crashed my hospital room to get a picture of me in distress. There may be worse to come. I’ve lost some weight lately (low fat diets and all that, don’t you know), and because of the uncomfortable soreness of the area where doctors…

Remember to set your DVRs!

The premiere of Phil Plait’s Bad Universe is tonight, at 9pm Central Time, on the Discovery Channel. I think he’s going to blow stuff up.

Intelligent Gestation Theory

In case you’ve been wondering what was going to come after Intelligent Design, here’s a similar hypothesis I stumbled across, Intelligent Gestation Theory. Hello fellow Christians and Atheists, My name is Erik Lumberjack. I’m founder and chief scientist of the recently formed Intelligent Gestation Institute. Our goal is apply insights gained from Intelligent Design to…