Palin Resigns Governorship!!

Story here: In a stunnign announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks. It is baffling if she wants to run for president that she would think that not even finishing her term as a governor is going to help her.  Especially when even conservative opinion makers like Charles Krauthammer (not to be confused with Charles Krautcamel) is admitting that her only path to credibility involves actually becoming more focused on developing… Read more

Making The Cut

Bradlaugh: A Yemenia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean Tuesday. Of the 153 people on board, only one survived, 13-year-old Bahia Baraki of Paris. Said her Dad:  “I can’t say that it’s a miracle, I can say that it is God’s will.” I guess the relatives of the other 152 passengers, the ones who didn’t make the cut with God, are real glad to hear that. Read more

Daily Hilarity: Mr. Deity Explains Why Jesus Rode Into Jerusalem On A Donkey

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Stochasticity

Secular Right recommends this cool Radiolab episode about our purpose-seeking minds. The show is broken into three distinct segments and they get progressively more novel, scientific territory beyond simple Statistics 101 stuff (even though I think most of us need to have Statistics 101 drilled into us on a daily basis!) Read more

Richard Feynman

Interesting discussion on what sorts of “big questions” physics wants to answer, from Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman, found on Pharyngula: Read more

“God Hates The World” By The Westboro Baptist Church ft. Johnny B.

This is wildly creepy and disturbing.  Watch to the end. Read more

Muslim Mayor Ahmed Marcouch Vs. Homophobia

He’s the mayor of a conservative (mostly Muslim) suburb of Amsterdam: Ahmed Marcouch, 41, is on a self-appointed mission to end homophobia in Slotervaart, just a stones’ throw from the capital but light-years away from its anything-goes mentality. To make his point, Mayor Marcouch recently invited Amsterdam’s annual Gay Pride parade to pass through his constituency when it takes place in August. “It is necessary to confront this issue, to say that homosexuals are normal people like all of us… Read more

Modernity? Pre-Modernity? Post-Modernity

Even though I just wrote an article trying to characterize “modernity” (and defend it), I think that all the claims that we are post-modern and all the pining for the pre-modern make me feel like Alan Jacobs in this piece: So when people tell me that they want to recover the wisdom of the pre-modern, I just want to know what in particular they are talking about. At least tell me whether you’re talking economics, politics, moral philosophy, epistemology, theology,… Read more

“Weird Al” Is Back

New style parody of the Doors about Craigslist from “Weird Al”, released just 2 weeks ago online.  The new album slated for next year is called Internet Leaks and he’s leaking the tracks himself one at a time as he gets them done apparently. Embedding has unfortunately been disabled but you can click here to see the new video. Youtube has busted Al’s monopoly on cultural parody: As a parody songwriter, Yankovic has had some competition as sites like YouTube… Read more

Moral Integration, or the Pros and Cons of Moral Absolutism and Ethical Pluralism

Aaron writes this wonderfully thought provoking reply to my post about moral motivation apart from reference to God: I had an argument a few years back with someone over this. She thought I’d go to hell for not believing in Jesus, even thought she thought I was a great person. I found that troubling. It doesn’t matter to her why I am good person? To me, it’s morality that counts, not the source. And in my opinion, there are at… Read more

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