Non-Tenured Faculty’s Freedom Of Speech

Bing posts an interview with AAUP president Cary Nelson about academic freedom concerns of contingent faculty: Being “contingent faculty” myself, I must first say I appreciate at least that Nelson is concerned about us and how we are doing.  But I do not think I heard in what he had to say any concrete information [Read More...]

Deluxe Hugs: An Inspiring Video About The Power Of Capitalism

In case you missed this last spring when I wasn’t blogging, here’s one of my favorite videos: And if you really like it, this summer he offered an uncut version, which begins at the 1:42 mark: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: PZ Myers Counsels Mr. Deity

Funny stuff! And in case you’re out of the loop on the unstated joke at the end, catch up with one of the most famous memes of the evolutionist/creationist debate: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Defend Maine’s Same Sex Marriages

Today Greta Christina reposted her call for activist attention directed towards Maine’s upcoming vote on same sex marriages.  Following her lead, I’m reposting my coverage of her post.  Early voting has already begun.  It’s time to get involved: Greta Christina sends out the rallying cry: momentum is huge in politics. A win makes the next [Read More...]

The Dire Consequences Of Biblical Illiteracy

Joel Grus, author of Your Religion Is False, tackles the problem of biblical illiteracy in connection with a survey which found that 50% of US high school seniors thought Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple. The kids who think Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple (not to mention the countless others who guessed [Read More...]

Dead Fly Art

Thirteen more neat poses here. (via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Let’s Go Angels!!!

I have almost never discussed baseball around here since launching Camels With Hammers last June.  But when I first began blogging back in 2006, baseball was the one of two primary topics that I would blog.  The other was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  I also talked a little bit about Nietzsche but no atheism [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: A Rainbow Of Double Entendres

Custador recommends this hilarious exercise in double entendres on the once extremely popular British show for preschoolers Rainbow: Rest assured, it never was intended to air for children and it never did air for them—it was made for a Christmas Party tape for the show’s staff only. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Judge This: Obama’s Speech On Gay Rights To Human Rights Campaign Last Night

Here’s a key 2:34. And the full text, via the White House Press Office: REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN DINNER Walter E. Convention Center Washington, D.C. 8:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please, you’re making me blush. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Barack! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. [Read More...]


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