Archive for November, 2006

Dangerous Intersection: Comments Policy, Email Policy and other Notices

November 30, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Dangerous Intersection: Comments Policy, Email Policy and other Notices

I’m still relatively new at administering a blog, but it has now become clear that we need to give our readers notice as to what will and won’t fly regarding comments.   The starting point is that we love comments.  Without them, our posts lack life.  Therefore, if you are tempted to comment, please do send it […]

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Conspiring To Theorize

November 30, 2006 | By | 4 Replies More
Conspiring To Theorize

I’ve seen a couple of those independantly produced DVD “exposes” about the 9/11 disaster–you know, the ones attributing sinsister intent to the United States government, that, in fact, we “knew” and did nothing in order to promote subsequent insanity.  I’ve been taking these things with large grains of salt for decades.  It’s not that they […]

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Teach secular morality in public schools

November 30, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Teach secular morality in public schools

Silence implies acquiescence. We live in a culture that is rife with moral controversy, but public education is largely silent with regard to many of these controversies. In a Free Inquiry article titled “Wanted: Moral Education for Secular Children” (December 2006), Paul Kurtz asks why we aren’t doing a better job of stepping into the […]

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What happened next?

November 28, 2006 | By | 10 Replies More
What happened next?

        So, really.  What happened next?

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Scorched-Earth Politics

November 28, 2006 | By | 16 Replies More
Scorched-Earth Politics

Greetings to the readers of Dangerous Intersection! My name is Adam Lee, though on the internet I usually go by Ebonmuse, and I’m the owner and proprietor of the weblog Daylight Atheism. Erich Vieth has given me the opportunity to write a guest post here, and I couldn’t turn down his generous offer. As it […]

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“No More Drugs for That Man” …

November 28, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
“No More Drugs for That Man” …

…is my favorite line from the movie, “Face Off”. I’m just saying. I had one too many cappuccinos, and this little ditty did materialize in my insane brizain. It may not mean anything, but seems rife with possibilities for deconstruction. Piper’s Prize Pete Piper Packed an Uzi, Squeezed the trigger, wasn’t woozy Spun around within […]

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The “arrogant claim” of Sam Harris that the universe just happened “by chance”

November 28, 2006 | By | 7 Replies More
The “arrogant claim” of Sam Harris that the universe just happened “by chance”

Published here, you can read the ongoing lively debate between Sam Harris and Dennis Prager, who hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show.  Here’s how Harris responded to the common claim that atheists are arrogant believers that everything “just happened”: Atheism does not assert that “it is all made by chance.” No one knows why […]

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Frustrated? Try cyber bubble-wrap.

November 27, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Frustrated?  Try cyber bubble-wrap.

It doesn’t get any simpler than this.  Almost as satisfying as the real thing.   And no . . . I don’t know the phone number of the “Fresh Sheet” woman.

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Bachelor advice, ca. 1923

November 27, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Bachelor advice, ca. 1923

While going through some family memorabilia that I inherited, I discovered an address book that my grandfather had dated 1923.  In it, he had typed several creative compositions, which I suppose he had read someplace and wanted to preserve for future reference.  They are reproduced below, to provide a glimpse of American bachelorhood from 80 years ago. […]

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