European LCS open thread.

At 1pm EST the European LCS will kick off day #2.  My bro and I will have it on and will be chatting about the plays.  Feel free to join us.  [Read more...]

Insist the government do the right thing. Sadly, they have about a zero percent chance of obliging.

Here’s a petition asking the federal government to ban creationism in public schools!  It’s redundant because the courts have already made that call, but it’d still be nice to see.  So would unicorns pouring me a beer made out of rainbows.  Both have about the same chance of happening, but it never hurts to ask. [Read More...]

Getting someone with a PhD to focus on elementary prayer case.

An elementary school in South Carolina decided to hold its graduation at nearby North Greenville University, a religious college.  At the graduation two sectarian prayers were given and two parents complained to the AHA which sent a “never do that again” letter to the school. Well, Dr. Jimmy Epting, the university’s president, was unhappy. Dr. [Read More...]

Using legislation to defeat reality in Russia.

In Russia it’s about to become illegal to tell your children about homosexuality. A bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality won overwhelming approval Tuesday in Russia’s lower house of parliament. Hours before the State Duma passed the Kremlin-backed law in a 436-0 vote with one abstention, more than [Read More...]

wtf army?

A man in military fatigues showed up at the house yesterday.  I opened the door and he immediately asked if Tim Eberhard (my brother) lived here.  I told him he didn’t.  He then asked if I knew where he did live. If you jump right into asking where someone lives without telling the person you’re [Read More...]

How to lose a lawsuit.

There is a Good News Club that meets at the local 4th and 5th grade building here in Mountain Home.  My father called me when he was made aware of it to ask what should be done.  I told him the same thing I tell everybody else in those situations: contact the school and tell [Read More...]

Pics from mom and dad’s adventure!

My schedule while house-sitting for mom and dad in Arkansas: Wake up. Read the news. Write blogs. Write book. Walk in the woods. Watch League of Legends summer split. Dance around in my PJs. Walk in the woods some more. Reflect on how awesome my life is. And then mom had to go and send [Read More...]

Thoughts from morning walk.

I love walking in nature.  The serenity is so conducive to the formulation of new insights and fresh wisdom.  This morning I pondered: why are plays on words called “puns” and not “POWs”?  For one, acronyms rule.  For another, POW would itself be a play on words. Inception. (Tags this post “philosophy”)  I rule. [Read more...]

League of Legends summer split open thread.

I had a good walk today.  Didn’t find any of my childhood toys, but enjoyed standing on top of the boulder feeling like the king of the world.  :) I think I’m going to call it a day.  Here in about an hour day 2 of the League of Legends summer split kicks off with [Read More...]

Commenter defending Christians insists they have less intelligence than infants.

There was another comment on the valedictorian post by Bob Mallard that I found poorly-reasoned. religion has never been void of science nor should faith. No human with intelligence above a an infant who practices faith denies the principles of science. Just because you have faith does not mean you believe there is a demon [Read More...]

Response to Vincent Findley.

I wrote a post the other day about how Christianity made a whole stadium of people unaware of their lack of empathy.  A man named Vincent Findley came storming in to defend the faithful: I am so sick of the what fucking ifs!! The six words after the comma OR PROHIBIT THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF!!! [Read More...]

For god so loved the world…

I saw this and it made me smile.  :) It’s overcast right now, so I’m going to go for a walk.  There’s a boulder in our back field where I used to play as a child.  I think I’m going to take a shovel and go see if I can find any of the toys [Read More...]

American Atheists is asking for help from relatives of victims of 9/11.

This is kind of uncomfortable to write.  American Atheists sent me an email this morning saying they were in urgent need of non-believers who had relatives die in the 9/11 attacks.  They wouldn’t say what for.  I emailed them back to say I was uncomfortable helping since those wounds never tend to heal and I [Read More...]

The magic of the wilderness.

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ~ Galileo Every day since being in Arkansas I have gone for a walk or a hike in the woods.  My family’s land is [Read More...]