Sunday Morning Survey – What Makes For A Unified Atheist Movement?

Edit - Oh look, something new happened to further illustrate my post: CFI Canada: Half-truths and scandal Sunday Morning Survey - Because I'm Still Taking A Quasi-Successful Break From Blogging And I Had This One On A Sticky Note On My Computer For Quite Some Time Now And The Sticky Bit Isn't Working Anymore So I Might As Well Use This Idea Before Throwing It Away. Three things happened. One: Alan Moore talked about how he feels about a whole lot of protesters world-wide using his idea of … [Read more...]

On Belling The Cat And Other Online Wah-Wah

"[They are] a person, they do have feelings. Would you honestly say that to their face? Really. Would you ever say that to their face?" Because some times we forget. - Jennifer Ouellette, interview conducted for the Token Skeptic Podcast, Episode Eighty-Eight – On Codes Of Conduct Part II – Sexism, Skepticism And Civility Online. Not blogging. I'm sick of wah wah. Today, I checked out Facebook for an hour or so, after making an effort to cut down my time online. I've spent about two weeks … [Read more...]

Therefore, Tim Minchin – Should We Be ‘Actual Humans’ As Atheists/Skeptics Too?

Never fear! I saved this post before the work was being done at FtB! Reposted! From Ophelia Benson’s post: “Just don’t be cruel to ANYONE, ever. On the internet, or in your life. Just imagine, as you sharpen your pen, that every man is your uncle or your brother, and that every woman is your mother or your sister. Just don’t spread vitriol. It’s not clever, it’s not funny, it doesn’t improve anything, it fails to educate, elucidate or encourage debate. It’s lazy. It’d be … [Read more...]

Break For The End Of November/December

For the rest of the months - from today, November 11th to December 5th - I won't be writing blog-posts. Things are too busy and I'm starting to crack under the weight of things. To the point that I'm doing stupid things and so forth. I can't see the point of doing that to myself and others, and so I'm prioritising. No internet. It's just not helping me and I can't see it helping out things that are getting to me. Content will still appear every day, but it'll be content that I've written ahead … [Read more...]

Send The Secular Student Alliance Some Reddit And Facebook Love!

Okay, I'm going to make it very plain: So, there you go. Nyah. Seriously though, the Secular Student Alliance Facebook page got a TREMENDOUS amount of Reddit love (a popular social networking site) in a short space of time (about gone from 6.5k to over 13k in nine hours) and they'd appreciate the recognition and support from everyone out there - even if you're not currently a university/college student like I am, you can still zip in a click to the Facebook page or 'upvote' the Reddit link … [Read more...]

With Thanks To The Donors Choice Donors – Clinton Foundation Celebrity Brainstorm

Many, many thanks to all of you who donated to the Donors Choice FreeThought Bloggers. Seriously. $24,986 donated, 331 members and 16,418 students reached. My special, sincere thanks to Brian, John and the anonymous donors who helped my total of $418 with 8 projects, according to my page. For someone on the other side of the world from the USA, I'm glad that I played a part in encouraging education. Thanks all. … [Read more...]

Donors Choice – A Message From Women And Hands-On Science

Firstly - today in Melbourne at Embiggen Books! Check out the podcast interview!  The event is Contempt of Court: Unofficial Voices from the DOGS Australian High Court Case, 1981.  Not only is it a talk by the book’s author Jean Ely – popular Melbourne comedian Rod Quantock, activist and former politician Joan Coxsedge and Max Wallace, author and 2010 Global Atheist Convention presenter and Director of the Australia New Zealand National Secular Association will be there … [Read more...]

Siri Has Nothing On The Weirdness People Look For On FreeThought Blogs

Someone on Bing.com has been redirected to my blog while looking for 'morning nudity.' Yeesh. I just woke up after being unable to sleep from 4am to 7am. You don't want to see what I look like. Here, have a plush cold-virus instead. Yes, I'm still unwell. Thoughts for the day: I'm going to go do X. No, I can't - I don't think I can risk driving a car.  I could always... no, I can't focus enough to get that done and that will require being able to keep track where is that damned tissue box … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Survey – ‘When’s The Right Time To Announce You’re A Young Atheist?’

Sunday Morning Survey – Because On A Morning This Nice It's More Fun To Stretch Your Brain Than Stretch The Spine Of A Hymn Book. Firstly - hat-tip to the very kind Digital Cuttlefish who has blogged about the Phiten necklaces in Prime Time Superstition and gave a hat-tip to my blog-post on NRG TitaniumION Bands. More importantly, as mentioned by WWJT in his recent blog-post, Digital Cuttlefish once wrote about Jessica Ahlquist, in a blog-post called Fox News Commenters Hate America. … [Read more...]

Another Donors Choice Project Completed For Science!

My Project: Last year we did an animal research project. Every child had a different animal. As a first year teacher last year I didn't have much of any materials available in the classroom to learn about an animal of interest. I checked out books from a couple local libraries in our city and brought in stacks of books. The kids were so thrilled. For the following two weeks they couldn't wait to continue reading and continue their process in their research project. If I could have more … [Read more...]

Late Thursday Links – Singh Asks Sally To Prove It And Talking Science To Kids

Late Thursday Links - Because I'm Waiting For My Pizza To Arrive And This Passes The Time And Besides, Digital Cuttlefish Needs A Kitteh And A Hug: "Oskar the Blind Kitten Versus Hair Dryer - Epic Cat Battle" Report from the Nigerian Humanist Convention - Graham writes: It was inspiring to be in the presence of so many Nigerian thinkers as the only non-Nigerian and to be the only foreigner ever to present the Humanist Day Talk. The comradeship, love, care, solidarity and support I … [Read more...]


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