Daily Hilarity: Mike Birbiglia On Hip Hop Animosity

This killed me: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

How Safe Are Our Doses?

Earlier this morning, I posted a new video from a scientist explaining that below certain thresholds of concentration various potential toxins are not dangerous to us.  In reply, The Vicar makes some interesting points about the difficulties in controlling how the toxins we create will concentrate in practice, even if individual products in isolation have [Read More...]

“I Hate Religion Because…”

Blaghag’s endlessly interesting adventures as an atheist activist college student continue. This week, Purdue’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship put up a blackboard with the words “I Hate Religion Because…” and invited Blaghag’s “Society of Non-Theists” to express their views on it.  I am wary of the word “hate” being involved here and not sure that atheists [Read More...]

Little Boy Asks Obama “Why Do People Hate You?”

Presidents have the darnedest things said to them: I love his response.  He uses the opportunity as a chance to model both empathetic understanding for his enemies and an unflappably positive, resilient spirit amidst disdain. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Scientist On Relative Effects Of Different Toxic Exposures

A really interesting look at important issues and exposing some pseudoscience and overly fearful environmentalism.  Here is the description of the videos from the YouTube information bar: Chemical toxins are a real health risk. So is radiation. But should we be extrapolating the effects of certain toxins at high doses down to a low-level exposure? [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Bully Defense

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Happy Birthday Friedrich Nietzsche!

You would have been 165 today.  It is a shame you didn’t make it past 55 and even a greater shame that your mind didn’t make it past 44.  There was still so much to be clarified, developed, and newly discovered. [Read more...]

Is Debate Between Believers And Non-Believers Inevitably Futile?

Z from It’s The Thought That Counts gets discouraged: I’ve been having these long, philosophical conversations with some of my Christian friends about exactly what their religion means to them (I was happy to find that these friends were open to such discussions!) There’s no way that people’s moral beliefs are actually formed by Christianity’s [Read More...]

For The Sake Of The Children

From The Associated Press: A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long. Neither [Read More...]


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