Pile-On Against ‘Rationalia’

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) fired out a tweet on Wednesday, June 29: Earth needs a virtual country: Rationalia, with a one-line Constitution: All policy shall be based on the weight of evidence ... and the response was weird.I know absolutely nothing about Tyson's motivation, but I suspect he put it out there in mild and humorous frustration at how utterly NON-rational current society and government is. Suggesting ONE way it could be better -- with a more-rational, rather than … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton / Margaret Sanger

Well, this is making the rounds, so I'll say a couple of things about it.First, it's a pure hit piece against Hillary Clinton, and it absolutely came right out of the GOP hate machine.Second, it's a hit against Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, which all the more obviously means it originated with the Right.Wikipedia: Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger p … [Read more...]

The Book of Good Living: Solve It Once

Something I used to do all too often was to have a recurring problem that I feebly failed to solve. And I know I’m not the only one."I put my glasses down somewhere and now I can’t find them.""Darn it, locked my keys in my car again. Third time this month.""I forgot to pay the phone bill again and they cut me off. Again."Most of us do it. Each time, we’re forced to deal with the small emergency that results, in a way that costs time, annoyance, and even money.The worst cost is … [Read more...]

Well, This Is Just Sad As Hell

Got this thing on Facebook, but it's very little different from stuff I've been getting for years via email. Here it is in full, with picture attached:***A MUST SHARE***A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God. One day the captain wanted to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said: – Young man come here, take the key and go and park the Jeep in front. the young man replied: – I cannot drive! The captain said: – Well t … [Read more...]

The Place of Failure and Death — Part 1

It’s a few months back and I’m answering a question I’ve just been asked online about my activist brand of atheism:“Why do you do this? I mean, why do you want to take away people’s faith? Even if they believe things that aren’t true, what is that to you?”“If you’re walking along a roadway and you see a nail out on the pavement, do you leave it there where it could puncture somebody’s tire, or do you pick it up?”“What? I pick it up.”“Yeah, well so do I.” … [Read more...]

Visits from Dead People — Part 2

[ Continued from Visits from Dead People — Part 1 ]Another thing I figured out: There’s room in your head for more than just you.I even wrote a story – okay, part of a story – about it one time. I figured that if multiple personality is really a thing – meaning that if there are real people out there with multiple personality as a disease, and sort of by accident – why couldn’t there be people who did it on purpose, and used it as an asset? Monday through Friday, you could be Dr. Kensington B … [Read more...]


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