Angular Momentum

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Saving Africa’s Witch Children

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Gallows Hilarity: Anchor Laughs At Murder Suspect’s Photo

via Vloghog Sadly, this video has now been set to “private” on YouTube and so no longer can be seen here. I laughed too.  I’m sorry. Read more

Film Family Portraits

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Secularists Vs. The Creationist Museum

Tomorrow PZ Myers, biologist and prominent New Atheist blogger, joins the Secular Student Alliance to visit the infamous Creation Museum.  See the latest drama of the build up to  this big trip here, here, and here.  (Camels With Hammers junkies who can’t get enough of what we do here may appreciate my contributions to the debate in that last link). And yesterday Myers recommended this video as a preview of what to expect from the creationists at the museum: Sadly,… Read more

Des Moines Pulls Bus Ads

Via Friendly Atheist, this is perhaps the most inoffensive atheist bus ad one could possibly come up with, and yet it’s been pulled: Members of Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers are being asked to help out: We would like our members to please contact DART either via telephone or email. They can be reached at 515-283-8111 or at dart@ridedart.com. Please be polite, rational, and non-threatening. We do ask all members to speak only for themselves and that all organization-related inquiries be… Read more

Documentary On Marjoe, Child Evangelist

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Feist’s Brandy Alexander

Feist’s singing is best summed up as a whisper put to music.  When we whisper, every word that we get out is infused with an effort that can be heard in its breathy character.  A whisper’s strain and incomplete vocalization tantalize us, as we feel for the whisperer’s struggle to get the words out loud enough to be heard. Most singing is about consummation, perfectly vocalizing tones, pitches, and notes in melodies, harmonies, and rhythms which are sublimely (and subliminally… Read more

Why Do Torture And Increased Police Authority Increasingly Appeal To Americans?

The Economist has a chart on views on torture which reports a disquietingly high amount of tolerance among Americans for the practice: OPINIONS on whether the use of torture should be prohibited appear to vary widely around the world. According to opinion polls conducted early in 2008 respondents in western European democracies such as Britain and Spain were most hostile to the idea of even some degree of use of torture, whereas residents in big but poorer countries such as… Read more

What Are Conservatives’ Constructive Social Policies For Gays?

Be celibate and/or invisible seem to be the only options conservatives have on the table for millions of people.  Andrew Sullivan takes Robert P. George to task on this point : There is also, moreover, no positive social policy actually crafted for gay people in George’s view. What does he believe we should do with our lives? Should we try to construct stable relationships – or not? In an era in which an entire generation was decimated by HIV, is… Read more

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