A Picture Of One Of The Oldest Things In The World

No, Dad, this is not another post about your birthday.  But:  happy birthday again! Jason Kottke explains that this photo from Rachel Sussman is of 400,000 year old actinobacteria from Siberia.  Kottke further explains: There’s a map and a progress blog and an unassociated Wikipedia entry that tells of the ocean-going species Turritopsis nutricula: The Hydrozoan species Turritopsis nutricula [Read More...]

Fresh Hitchens

For fellow junkies like myself, here is Christopher Hitchens appearing this past Thursday on a panel in Australia taking on 4 fellow religious panelists at once and just making mince meat of them.  He’s filled with razor sharp quips and eloquently put arguments as always.  It’s a great watch: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Rabbits Think It’s Neat Too

From Julia Segal, via Too Many Tribbles: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Perspective On Polanski

Sendai Anonymous has all you need to set you straight on Polanski.  And then a little bit on the stupefying injustice to which Polish hypocrisy related to this matter sinks, (Sendai Anonymous, it’s worth noting is Polish, so this matter hits particularly close to home.  She’s also a woman, so that’s also part of why [Read More...]

Pat Condell Vs. Clergy

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Like A Game Of Whack-A-Mole

PZ Myers takes apart some condescending and familiar unhelpful advice to atheists on how to “seem nicer.” This paragraph hits the whacks the mole on the head best though: What is “the” Christological narrative? There is none, or rather, there’s a thousand of them. We know the context, too — that the Bible is an [Read More...]

The World Has Turned And Left Me Here

Don’t you love it when a song that you loved 15 years ago comes on and you not only love it but you realize you’ve never stopped listening to it and you still love it??  I give you an all-time favorite, Weezer’s classic “The World Has Turned And Left Me Here”, dedicated to all those [Read More...]

Judge This: Hitchens On Whether Islamist Jihad Is Justifiable Response To Western Imperialism

The question is morally challenging but I think Hitchens’s reply is compelling and impressive.  Your Thoughts? And for a bonus, to add more fuel to the fire of this topic, here is (a hilarious) Bill Maher on why our extremists are not as bad as Muslim ones: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Check Up

From Userfriendly.org Your Thoughts? [Read more...]