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Blasphemy Challenge gets FOX all puckered

Blasphemy Challenge gets FOX all puckered

| January 29, 2007 | 6 Replies

Here’s some compelling viewing, compliments of Pharyngula.  It’s John Kasich of FOX interviewing Brian Flemming, producer of the video “The God Who Wasn’t There“).  Kasich is so upset, you’d think he really believes in hell.  Flemming has heard it all before, obviously.  Loved his line: “I think that Atheists can play basketball too.”). To sum up […]

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Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

| January 29, 2007 | Reply

I don’t have any friends like this.   I don’t think I do . . .

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Evangelical War on Evolution

Evangelical War on Evolution

| January 29, 2007 | 5 Replies

Here’s a short video that takes you deep into a fundie lecture hall to be taught by the likes of Ken Ham.  I learned of this video by visiting a well-written science blog, Pharyngula (written by biology professor Paul Z. Myers). Watching the video is startling, disturbing and depressing.  The young children are being taught to mindlessly repeat […]

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A free science education, compliments of science blogs

A free science education, compliments of science blogs

| January 29, 2007 | 5 Replies

I’ve recently been digging into the family of blogs that goes under the umbrella name: scienceblogs.com.  Here’s the general mission: Our mission is to build a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about science and its place in our culture, and give them a place to meet. The Science Blogs are a tremendous resource, consisting 57 […]

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Why America will lose the war on terror

Why America will lose the war on terror

| January 29, 2007 | 1 Reply

Since the Korean War (officially called a “police action”), America has been famous for losing wars.  It drew a stalemate in Korean — a conflict that has still not officially ended.  It lost in Cuba, in the Bay of Pigs.  It lost in Viet Nam, after losing 50,000 lives, billions of dollars and nearly a […]

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Senator Russ Feingold:  Time for a real plan to end American military involvement in Iraq.

Senator Russ Feingold: Time for a real plan to end American military involvement in Iraq.

| January 29, 2007 | 1 Reply

Back in September, 2006, I bemoaned the lack of a real plan by any Democratic leaders regarding Iraq.  Things have not changed since September.  It has not been easy to find any leader stepping up with anything other than a symbolic plan or a wish.  That is the context of Feingold’s recent post at Huffpo:  […]

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Speech coaches for freethinkers?

Speech coaches for freethinkers?

| January 28, 2007 | 3 Replies

Isn’t it striking how many highly intelligent freethinkers are ineffective speakers and writers?  Not all of them, mind you.  Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins are notable exceptions in my mind. They both get right to the point using ordinary words.  They both look at their audience while speaking. Harris is one of the more affable speakers out there, […]

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Anti-surge protest – St. Louis, Missouri

Anti-surge protest – St. Louis, Missouri

| January 27, 2007 | Reply

If you couldn’t make it to Washington, DC, many local communities sponsored their own anti-war protests today.   The one I attended was sponsored by the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition.   The sponsors assembled the several hundred participants into groups to be photographed, those photos to be delivered to new Missouri Claire McCaskill. The man (below), […]

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Today’s biggest story: Somebody won the Powerball jackpot!

Today’s biggest story: Somebody won the Powerball jackpot!

| January 26, 2007 | 4 Replies

Because I’ve taken the time to read my local newspaper today, I am well-informed.  I now know that everybody at the South St. Louis County Dierberg’s grocery store is excited that the winning Powerball ticket was sold right there. But that’s not all. Under “Top News,” I can read that the St. Louis Cardinals probably […]

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