October 2009 archive

Happy Halloween! – “A Diagnosis of Death” by Ambrose Bierce

For your Halloween enjoyment (or not), I present a short (8 minutes 27 seconds) audio presentation of Abrose Bierce’s short story “A Diagnosis of Death”. Click on the title below to start playback. A Diagnosis of Death by Ambrose Bierce – Read by Dan J The MP3 file is 5.8 MB in size. Feel free …

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Relatively Unrelated Has Been Added to The Atheist Blogroll

Relatively Unrelated has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. You can see the blogroll in my sidebar. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts for more information.

What is Biological Evolution? (and Why do Creationists Not Understand the Answer?)

When I engage in conversations with creationists regarding the Theory of Evolution, I nearly always encounter the same problem: They don’t know what evolution is. They frequently to refer to evolution as ‘Darwinism’. In this context, evolution refers to biological evolution. I am not a biologist. I do, however, know how to find information and …

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Your Religion Is Not Science!

I get so utterly sick of living on a planet inhabited by hordes of ignorant religious creationist fucktwits. It would be so much more tolerable if they would keep their bullshit within their churches, among the faithful. Instead, they feel compelled by the words of their fucktwit leaders to proselytize the hell out of anyone …

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Simply Mention “no god” and Some People Really Get Upset

Between the ‘no god’ escapades on Twitter (on 20 October) and the varied responses to godless signs and billboards in New York and Chicago, I found quite a bit of entertainment last week. On Twitter, many thousands of religious people were upset that the phrase ‘no god’ was the number one ‘trending topic’ for several …

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What did they say? Mondegreen and Soramimi

This morning I mentioned to someone that I thought we had a communication “breakdown”. We have conflicting ideas about the meanings of a few things. This brought to mind something much more innocuous than the discussion I was having. Misheard Lyrics I’m pretty sure that we can all remember song lyrics that we originally thought …

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Bill O’Reilly is Still Proud of His Ignorance

In a brief pre-recorded interview, Richard Dawkins exhibits little patience for the blow-hard O’Reilly. If it had been me, I’m certain I would have exhibited much less patience. O’Reilly exhibits his complete ignorance of anything to do with science. It is unusual for O’Reilly to have a prerecorded interview rather than doing it live. Dawkins …

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