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Darwin

When Clothing Attacks!

Posted on 12/28/2007. at 15:49
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Found through Newsfire. Just love the spelling - this is from a Fundie writing to the atheist blog writer. Feel the Love!

Satin is coming for YOU!!! jk The hate mail section on this website is one of the greatest laughs I have ever stumbled upon. You have to love fundamentalists for the understanding and tolerance they bring to the world. ps. Does the Pope have an email address?
Yes, the Pope has an e-mail address, but it's faith based and therefore inaccessible to the likes of us.

http://blog.iamanatheist.com/2007/12/satin-is-coming-for-you-jk-hate-mail.html

Skullbie

Book List

Posted on 12/28/2007. at 01:43
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Current Music: Duck Dodgers
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Ok, so here's a list of books I've read recently and might refer to at times. If I do, check here for the info, since I'll edit this as I read em. I'll also put reference or daily-read books here as well. I checked back, and since I started reading when I got my license, these are books I read over the past year (May 2004). A little prolific, since I even reread a few of them. (updated Dec 2007) - a few of the books fit in multiple categories, but I put them where I felt they fit....so there!

The Physics of Superheroes; James Kakalios, Gotham, 2005; ISBN: 1-592-40242-9

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Butts Kicked

50 Most Loathsome People in America

Posted on 12/27/2007. at 20:30
Current Music: Larry King (w/o Larry, tmneg)
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From The Beast: America's Best Fiend:

Here's number 50:
50. Nicole Richie

Charges: Not a brick house. Not mighty mighty. Vastly easier than Sunday morning. Her criminal exploits, attended by hollow contritions, do inestimable harm to drug legalization efforts; while inexplicably adding nothing to the forced-sterilization debate. Quite possibly a reason the terrorists hate us.

Exhibit A: "I've just gone through so much in my life that pulling my top up just doesn't seem like that big a deal."

Sentence: Sealed neck-high in the outhouse foundation of a popular Mexican Spring Break destination. Jaws propped open.

Darwin

Flowcharts

Posted on 12/24/2007. at 21:07
Funniest flowcharts on the internet: http://my.mmoabc.com/article/Punch/2310/The-Funniest-Flowcharts-on-the-Internet.html?login=no

Darwin

Obama and Clinton are not our friends

Posted on 12/24/2007. at 14:21
Sorry - another stolen post, but one that says some of what I think. Bloody keyboard (typing problems).


My inner Frenchman dumps me out of the chair and takes control.

I'm always surprised when I hear a fellow liberal singing the praises of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. It surprises me because these people share the same basic values I and most of you hold dear: the belief that government can and should work to better peoples' lives; that discrimination based on gender, race, or sexual orientation is not only wrong, it is evil; that economic injustice is as great a threat to this nation's well being as any external enemy, and that basic human rights must be defended at all cost.

Over the last two decades or so, we've witnessed these values come under continual assault, and the results are what we see today: torture is a preferable option rather than an evil; the denial of basic constitutional rights like habeas corpus and due process are heralded by politicians, pundits, and a sizable plurality of the people; support for wiretapping and other invasions of our privacy is deemed patriotic; dissent is called treason; and support for a failed war is considered to be "thinking seriously."
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Darwin

My Daemon

Posted on 12/13/2007. at 23:05
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Ok, so I haven't seen the movie yet, but I wanted to see what I got. Kewl. I gots to fight the Lie-uhn. (Monty Python, don't worry about it).

I got this from the Golden Compass movie site (http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/), although when I go to it, it is so frigging slow it's pathetic.
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Carson

For your holiday shopping pleasure

Posted on 11/18/2007. at 13:00
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This is hilarious - you have to check out the toys. I'm not sure I would get these for anyone, but....

The 25 Most Baffling Toys From Around the World.</p>

I nearly peed my pants when I got to #1. Which, considering many of the entries on the list, is an appropriate reaction.


Via.



http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2007/11/18/for-your-holiday-shopping-pleasure/

cram

Writers Strike Videos

Posted on 11/16/2007. at 20:02
For Machka -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFntFDfaf5o - Colbert report

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzRHlpEmr0w - Daily Show

Darwin

Kewl - and it's free - at least for a while!

Posted on 11/09/2007. at 20:58
Current Music: Skeptoid #73: A Magical Journey through the Land of Logical Fallacies - Part 1 - Brian Dunning

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Hat tip Sparc

Editors in chief Dr. Niles Eldredge, Ph.D., Curator
of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York and Gregory Eldredge, M.A. at the John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, New York have announced a new journal titled Evolution: Education and Outreach Launching at the conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers, November 28-December 2, Atlanta.

*** Evolution: Education and Outreach will be free online during 2008! ***

Hat tip Sparc


Darwin’s Theory of Evolution revolutionized scientific thinking. Since the publication of The Origin of Species 147 years ago, this theory has been extensively and rigorously tested. Overwhelming scientific evidence from many disciplines exists to support this theory. From the vast body of scientific evidence that has accumulated, we have come to an understanding of all areas of the biological world - from our cells and DNA to our lakes and forests. Evolutionary principles are the foundation of all modern biology and have led to major advances in fields as diverse as molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, behavior, and paleontology. As such, evolutionary theory is a fundamental and necessary component of modern science education.

Evolution: Education and Outreach will promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Targeting K-16 students, teachers and scientists alike, the journal will publish articles to aid members of these communities in the teaching of evolutionary theory.



http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2007/11/new-journal-evo.html

Darwin

Begun, This War On Halloween Has…

Posted on 11/02/2007. at 21:25
Sorry to do this again, but I liked his description of Christmas. Firedrakelog is kewl - go and read much more.

cartoon-halloween.jpgIn what can only be a sign that our War On Christmas is finally getting under their skins, conservatives have officially declared war on Halloween as a Decadent Liberal Holiday:</p>

HANNITY: By the way, Halloween is a liberal holiday, because we’re teaching our children… to beg for something for free.


(…)


Halloween… is teaching our kids to be liberals…. Because we’re teaching kids to knock on other people’s doors and ask for a handout.



Hey, at least they’re interacting with their community, and learning the values of individuality and self-expression. Plus it prepares them to be the grassroots activists of tomorrow. Sure, this year they’re knocking on doors and saying “Trick or treat,” but 13-17 years from now it’ll be “Vote or get stuck with President Santorum/Jenna/Tucker Carlson.”


Now contrast Halloween’s vigorous community-based activism with the top-down authoritarianism of Christmas, where children passively wait around for a overweight old white guy in a suit to invade their home while they sleep, gracing it with slave-labor-crafted trinkets… but only if his year-round surveillance confirms that they live up to his exacting moral standards. Now that’s a conservative holiday if ever I heard one. (Did I mention that his suit is RED?)


We cannot let them take our heritage away, people. We cannot let the conservatives take away Halloween’s soul(s). If they have their way, T-P will be replaced with Chick Tracts. Jack O’Lanterns will become Bill O’Lanterns. Bland wishes for a bountiful harvest will replace our traditional greetings like “Happy Halloween” and “Hail Satan!” We have less than a year to prepare for the coming fight, and we cannot afford to fail. So sharpen your pitchforks and candy corns and vampire teeth; our very way of life is at stake.


(Cartoon is The Onion’s latest valiant-but-doomed attempt to parody conservatives)






http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/11/02/begun-this-war-on-halloween-has/

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