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Chopra, soul, and a big, insoluble mess

The recent arrests of the Hutaree cult here in Michigan are part of a tradition of militant separatism in this part of the country, beginning with the militia movements in the late 20th century and climaxing (hopefully) in the terrorist acts of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. This latest incident is interesting in that it…

I learned from a couple of colleagues (who I won’t name) a couple of facts that reinforce just how hypocritical, hateful, and inane animal rights activists can be. First, the terrorists are still targeting researcher Dario Ringach. Ringach, a former primate researcher, left the field due to violent pressure from these assholes. He’s done. He…

I don’t know if Garrison Keillor is anti-semitic and I don’t really care, but the question was raised by his Christmas editorial at Salon.com. After reading it last month I decided I had nothing to say about it. Who really cares what Garrison Keillor says, right? This morning I was on my way to work…

Wouldn’t it be cool if after we died we didn’t…die? Just like in the fairy tales, we could go to some place where we play harps on clouds and eat marshmallows for breakfast; we could play with our dead dogs, and somehow manage to live in harmony with all of our dead lovers. Unless we…

Death of a scam artist

Oral Robers, a man infamous for his televangelism and faith healing, died yesterday. The coverage of his life helps remind me why I’m a skeptic. There are many wonderful skeptical bloggers out there—I’m not one of them. Sure, I aim a skeptical pen at improbable medical claims, but my posts aren’t dripping with skepticism in…

Just a bit more on Merry Xmas

I guess I hadn’t realized how attached people are to their holiday greetings. There are a number of comments that deserve some examination here, at least if you have any interest in living comfortably in a multi-cultural society. Since it’s my blog, I get to yank the comments out of context and focus on some…

Thank you for desecrating my grave

I try not to get involved over at PZ’s place, but his post today just sucked me right in. To catch you up, in a case before the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia argued that a cross can actually be a secular symbol used to honor the dead. “I assume it [the cross] is erected in…

Sarah Palin’s immoral rantings

The Right likes to hold up Sarah Palin as a beacon of morality and virtue in an irredeemably corrupt world. But with her latest words, she has shown herself to be either an immoral, lying sack of crap, or severely cognitively impaired. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the…

Mercy for father who murdered his child?

If you haven’t heard by now, the parents who murdered their diabetic daughter are getting a taste of justice. This week Dale Neumann, the father of the diabetic girl whom he and his wife watch die in their home while giving only “prayer”, was found guilty of reckless homicide. Death by diabetic ketoacidosis is not…

I know, I know, I don’t usually do politics, but Rush is really chapping my ass right about now. His comments are always outrageously hate-filled diatribes, and he’s getting harder to ignore every day. What’s worse, his followers eagerly suckle at the teat intolerance, finding solace in his affirmation of their own bigotry. And finally,…