Monthly Archive: July 2009

Jul 23 2009

Remember that text you shouldn’t have sent last night?

Somebody does. I came across texts from last night a while back, and hadn’t been back for several weeks. It continues to remind me that although some things change (like lots of people texting all the time now), some things never do. Warning: Some of the language may not be safe for work. The way …

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Jul 23 2009

I just know this is going to offend someone…

My wife came across this video at another site tonight, and I simply had to post it here. First, let me say that I’m a Pink Floyd fan. I’m not a rabid fan, and I’ve never seen them in concert, but I really enjoy listening to their music. Second, I’m a fan of languages. I …

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Jul 22 2009

Look Out! A Meme! 15 Books I’ve Read That Will Always Stick With Me (Part the Second)

Since I wasn’t able to finish my list the first time through (Yeah, I know… fifteen minutes. Bah! I take my own time.), I’ve continued it here in this second post. As DuWayne points out in his most recent post, there’s been some discussion about whether or not people have been following the rules for …

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Jul 21 2009

Look Out! A Meme! 15 Books I’ve Read That Will Always Stick With Me (Part the First)

Yes, I’ve been tagged with the meme that seemed to run through Facebook, then escaped into the blogoshpere at large. DuWayne got tagged, and spread the love around to include me and several others. The instructions as originally given: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick …

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Jul 19 2009

New 3D Models for Google Earth (I Hope)

Today I finished my fourth model for Google’s 3D Warehouse, in hopes that it will be included in Google Earth’s 3D Buildings layer. My first model was accepted (on July 12th), and now shows up in Google Earth. My next two were finished early last week, and my fourth was finished just today. All three …

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Jul 14 2009

Do You Find That Billboard Offensive?

Imagine No Religion

I recently read an article entitled ‘Religion’ billboard brings debate in which metion is made of how offended people are in Birmingham, Alabama because of a billboard. The billboard was paid for by the Alabama Freethought Association, and is a part of the national campaign by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. It seems that the …

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Jul 11 2009

Accomodation? Okay — I’m Convinced. I’m Giving In.

There have been many posts recently in various places around the blogosphere about Accommodation. Heck, some of them have been here! At any rate, I think it may be time for me to finally give in and say “Okay” to accommodation. Yes, I know; it’s unexpected, and probably quite out of character for me, but …

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Jul 10 2009

On Knowing the Difference Between Fantasy and Reality

The Accommodation/Framing/Moderate/New Atheist/Whatever discussion rages on… Greg Laden has written post about how Accommodationists and New Atheists Sail in the Same Boat. Jason, at Lousy Canuck weighs in with his analysis in Two boats tethered together on a lake. Stephanie Zvan has written an interesting take on a part of the discussion with Mere Factual …

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Jul 09 2009

What on Earth Were These People Smoking?

My wife happened across this video on another site, and we both watched intently at the seeming insanity taking place. Kenneth Hagin (1917-2003) is the Pentecostal preacher in the video. What on earth causes people to act this way? Of course, believers will say that what causes this is not of this earth, but is …

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Jul 09 2009

This is Going to be Good

Sometime in the next several days I hope to acquire a copy of “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future” for the purpose of providing a full review. As I’m not high on any publisher’s (or author’s) list of persons who should receive a review copy, I’ll have to stroll over to my local …

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