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Archives for May, 2011

The divine right of penis

I thought this was pretty funny. But then I realized that this was the answer to the whole problem of the political assault on women by Republicans. If they don’t give a damn about women’s rights in the first place, we just have to reframe the whole question: Rick Perry and the whole lot of…

Stay classy, Kirk!

I missed the classiest part of Kirk Cameron’s remarks about Stephen Hawking — the source I cited apparently edited out the over-the-top preliminaries as words that should not be witnessed. We don’t exhibit such decorum here, so I’m willing to repeat what Cameron said. To say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a…

It’s a big image, so I put it below the fold, but it’s worth it. Click through to see my point illustrated.

Bertrand Russell was a wise man

It’s SCIENCE!

It’s true, and it has been empirically evaluated: Guinness really does taste better in Ireland. The results of the Guinness-tasting t-test were clear. Pints consumed in Ireland had a mean GOES score of 74, compared with a score of 57 in pubs outside Ireland. While Ireland may not necessarily keep the best stuff to itself,…

Ireland! Scotland! England!

I’m beginning to feel like I’m a bit organized for my visit to the Ireland and the UK next week. Here’s when and where. 3-5 June: DUBLIN. I’ll be attending the World Atheist Convention, and speaking at noon on 4 June. 6 June: GLASGOW. I’ll be speaking to the Glasgow Skeptics at 7:00 in the…

I was not brave enough to watch

No. I can’t watch any of them. I was sent a link to The 13 Creepiest Christian Education Videos for Kids, and … hideous clowns and rapping puppets … and OBEY … oh, jebus, the children. Think of the children.

Nobody will be surprised by this

Father Riccardo Seppia is a priest under one of the advisors Pope Ratzi appointed to oversee church reforms in the wake of the pedophilia scandals. You know exactly where this is going, don’t you? Investigators examining tapped cellphone conversations between a Moroccan drug dealer and 51-year-old Father Riccardo Seppia found evidence of arranged sexual encounters…

The music industry must be broken

I don’t understand how this could happen. You can buy the new Lady Gaga album for 99 cents? I am in shock. I also have it on my iPod now.

Hasn’t Sean Carroll learned from Stephen Hawking’s experience? Nothing stirs up the public like a physicist explaining how silly their cherished myths are. Now Carroll gives the physicists’ perspective on life after death. Very roughly speaking, when most people think about an immaterial soul that persists after death, they have in mind some sort of…