Monthly Archives: September 2009

Muhammad the Jew

This is a hilarious exchange from Dale McGowan’s secular parenting blog The Meming of Life. McGowan is the editor of Parenting Beyond Belief, a handbook for parents wishing to raise their children without religion. Apparently it took him two years … Continue reading

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Berlusconi Courts the Nobel

I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it, but the richest man in Italy is now seriously courting the Nobel Peace Prize. On his website he promotes himself as an economic humanist inspired by Milton Friedman and Muhamud Yunus. Of … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan, Hip-Hop Pioneer

I’m stealing this one from Skepchick. It’s just too good to pass up. Science is cool in ways religion only dreams of.

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Blogging Reduces Fever

I’m sitting alone in our apartment fiddling with my blog, which is always crying out for me to fiddle with it. I’m getting over a slight fever (at least I hope so). The windows are open and a nice Roman breeze … Continue reading

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A Little Perspective on the Goldstone Report

The UN is truly a unique kind of animal: part ferocious, man-eating beast, part wimpy, diplomatic fish flopping around on the beach. It is no mystery that it is obsessed by Israeli “war crimes” and “human rights violations” even in a part … Continue reading

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My Life as a Creationist

Well, it didn’t last long. I had just discovered God and was attempting to bend the world to my perception of the Bible. I remember being in a plane, crossing the Atlantic, when I read an article about the Dover … Continue reading

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The Economist Weighs in on the Goldstone Report

It sounds (almost) as if The Economist was about to express a less than negative opinion of Israel’s conduct in Gaza. Almost. You can read the entire report here. UN Skeptics can have fun with this. Two questions face countries … Continue reading

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Memes Never Die

Nota bene, Jane Roh. This thread began here.

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If Obama Is Spock, You Must Be Jewish

I have an idea: let’s start a thread. It began with this article, posted by Bob on his Facebook page. The author proposes an interesting thesis: Barack Obama is America’s first Jewish president. Obama’s logic-driven pursuit has led many to … Continue reading

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The Teabagger Socialist-Free Purity Pledge

Well, Pharyngula is my new favorite blog, replacing the much overrated Pariz Hylton.  This pledge is mainly a list of things in the United States run (or made possible) by the government of this country (by which I mean the United … Continue reading

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