Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Sam Harris Nightline Interview

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Podcast #112 – Bluegrass Edition

The great Commonwealth of Kentucky has gotten itself in the news on several counts–none of them good. 1. It’s bad enough that Answers in Genesis’ Creation “Museum” in northern Kentucky is prospering.  It’s worse that AIG plans to expand, building … Continue reading

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Wisdom Teeth

I’m a huuuge Don Hertzfeldt fan. If you’re not familiar with his sick, bizarre stick-figure animations (or if you don’t like them), then I’m sorry for you. :) Due to the manual, non-digital nature of Hertzfeldt’s technique, it’s a long … Continue reading

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TX fights gay divorce

Make up your mind, Texas.  Either you want the gays to be married or you don’t.  Texas officials are trying to persuade an appeals court to void the divorce granted to two lesbians who got married “up No’th” (specifically, in … Continue reading

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Podcast #111 – Jack David Eller (Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence)

We interview Jack David Eller, author of Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence across Culture and History, newly published by Prometheus Books in both hardcover and for Kindle.  Dr. Eller’s previous books include Natural Atheism and Atheism Advanced.  Cruel Creeds … Continue reading

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon.  Many of you are too young to remember it, or perhaps not even born, but I still remember it as quite a shock.  I was a junior in high … Continue reading

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Academic responds to KY funding of Creationism park

Response from the skeptical bloggerati has been fast and furious to the recent announcement that the Commonwealth of Kentucky will provide millions of dollars in tax incentives to enable the construction of Ken Ham’s Creationist “Ark Encounter” theme park. Nobody’s … Continue reading

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Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

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Podcast #110 – The Pope OKs Condoms

Pope Benedict XVI has stirred up a controversy by stating that it might be okay in some cases to wear a condom; specifically, so homosexual prostitutes can prevent the spread of disease.  Is this the first step in a Vatican … Continue reading

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American Atheists launches billboard campaign

Take a look at the new billboard put up by American Atheists just outside the Lincoln Tunnel approach to New York City.  It’s gotten the usual tsk-tsk coverage by some of the mainstream media outlets, and it’s controversial within the … Continue reading

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