Archive for November 12th, 2007

Ann Druyan’s advice: Use “subnatural” instead of “supernatural”

| November 12, 2007 | 3 Replies
Ann Druyan’s advice: Use “subnatural” instead of “supernatural”

Words have great power to frame thoughts. Here’s a good example reported by Ebonmuse of Daylight Atheism, reporting on the┬árecent Secular Society Conference in NY: The conference organizers next played a rare audio recording of [Carl] Sagan reading the famous passage, Reflections on a Mote of Dust, from his book Pale Blue Dot. Afterward, Ann […]

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How to dry your hands responsibly

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How to dry your hands responsibly

The environmental analysis is surprisingly complicated, according to an article in Slate, “Public bathroom dilemma: Paper or air?” What is one or two paper towels or 30 seconds of hot air compared to the emissions belched from cars stacked on I-84? But consider the following: So far this year Americans have used 1.8 million tons […]

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William Shatner does Rocket Man

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William Shatner does Rocket Man

I was shown this clip at a conference today. It’s already made the rounds, but it’s worth a chuckle or two if your haven’t yet seen it.

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