Jejudo

And now for something completely different: a guest post I wrote for my friend Chris’ travel blog about a weekend trip I took to Jeju island. I think I tweeted it yesterday, but what the heck I can post the link here too. Warning, some pics NSFW. [Read more...]

Ten days to FREEDOM!

As I mentioned in my introductory post, I’m currently in the process of switching jobs from English teacher –> researcher for the Singularity Institute. That process will be fini in another ten days. Blogging won’t be my top priority, working for the Singularity Institute will be, but I’ll likely have more time to blog then. [Read more...]

Hello Patheos!

Hi everybody! My name is Chris Hallquist, and like Libby Anne and JT before me, I’m moving to Patheos from Freethought Blogs. I’m an atheist who’s been blogging about religion (among other things) since I graduated high school, along the way writing a (now out-of-print) book and getting a masters degre in philosophy from the University [Read More...]

Biiiiiig announcement coming up…

Hey everybody, blogging is likely to be sparse the next day or two, but only because there are some BIG changes happening in my life, which I’ll announce soon. Until then, consider this an open thread. [Read more...]

Working for the Singularity Institute

So an update on my life: I’m back from vacation, but now that I’m back I’m starting a sideline helping out the Singularity Institute as a remote researcher (see my previous post on why you should consider donating to them). The work they’re having me do is really cool: basically, help research a paper tracking [Read More...]

I moderate comments

I recently wrote a post where I explained why I moderate comments lightly. I do, however, have some rules (which I linked to in the post about moderating comments lightly). Here is an example of a comment I banned someone for last month: [Read more...]

Mid-vacation recap: now also an open thread!

Well, I seem to have gotten a decent amount of blogging done on this vacation of mine. I unfortunately haven’t gotten any book-writing done, which I will try to remedy next week. So you may see less of me next week. Or you may see more of me next week, as I’ll be spending my [Read More...]

Why I moderate comments lightly

One aspect of the civility issue, which I said quite a bit about last week, is the issue of how to moderate comments. A lot of people have had things to say about this, generally on the side of moderating comments more (even PZ’s in on that). I had previously ignored this facet of the [Read More...]

Open thread

I’m making this an open thread for people to talk about whatever they want. This is partly because I’m (technically) on vacation–but partly because I really like the community that’s been growing up around this blog, especially in the last month. I want to see what you call can do when not constrained by having [Read More...]


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