Dan Johnson

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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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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. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr5KCk_SUlI 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 …

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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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My First Model in Google’s 3D Warehouse

202 S Neil St, Champaign, IL, US, 3D Warehouse Screenshot

Today I finally got around to posting a model to Google’s 3D Warehouse. This is where Google gets the models that are used in Google Earth for 3D buildings. I have another that I’m working on, but it’s much more complicated. In order to get one up more quickly, I chose a little nondescript building …

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Fuck Being Civil! And While We’re At It, Fuck Religion Too!

I’m terribly sorry: were you offended by my language? If so, might I suggest that you visit a site where someone actually gives a shit about your personal sensibilities regarding language use. That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with even attempting to be civil about it (as I’m sure you gathered from the title …

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An Amazing Animated Short from Ani7ime

This evening my wife and I watched a short (about 15 minutes) animated video produced by Ani7ime Studio (廣州美術學院數碼藝術專業) called Water Brain (我要看). There are no spoken words, so don’t worry if you don’t understand Chinese. From the page on Vimeo, the poster has this to say about Water Brain: This is a story about …

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Hey, Jason

Or maybe it’s over here.

Yahtzee’s Head-to-Head review of Prototype vs. InFamous

If you play video games, you should watch Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw’s Zero Punctuation reviews. To follow my mention of Prototype in my last post, here’s Yahtzee’s latest review.

A Shitty Week, and Gaming with [PROTOTYPE]

No, I haven’t posted in nearly two weeks. I don’t really have much of an excuse, either. It has been a shitty week though. Our car died (when two of four cylinders have no compression, it’s time to let the patient go). We got another car (used: I’m a cheap bastard). After filling up the …

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Two, Four, Six, Eight, Why Won’t We Accommodate?

The debate about Accommodation rages on. Can science and faith be reconciled? Is there a middle ground? Jerry Coyne has taken the liberty of compiling a list of some of the relevant posts made during the latest rounds of this bout. Of course, it’s really not a “fight”. A discussion? Certainly. An argument? Perhaps. The …

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