Richard Carrier on why you should go to Skepticon 5.

Richard Carrier has a post up talking about why you should go to Skepticon 5.  Dr. Carrier is one of my heroes and influences…and he says my specialty is ass kicking.  My life is not complete. This year Skepticon is happening a little earlier than usual, November 9 to 11 (2012). Things start Friday (workshops [Read More...]

We’re stupidly cute.

We’ve been called the gooiest couple in atheism.  She’s the gooey one.  I’m mean.  Grrrrrrr. [Read more...]

I can not lie, I like big…

DrB-   I’m reasonably sure that this video, is the reason we have the internet.     I mean, that and cat pictures. You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists [Read more...]

How did I not know about Bo Burnham???

How did I not know about Bo Burnham?  I live on the internet!  Why did nobody tell me of this man? [Read more...]

They’re not exactly prophets.

Libby Anne dug up Focus on the Family’s letter from the future.  It was penned in 2008 as though from a post-Obama future in which the Kenyan Prince of Darkness has created a Dystopian America. Turns out, much like the scare-mongering surrounding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, it was based on no factual evidence and turned [Read More...]

160 new species discovered.

Atop the Malaysian mountain of Kinabalu, scientists have discovered a swath of new species, including that really pretty moth on the right.  :)  That’s an atlas moth (with a broken wing), now thought to be the biggest in the world! About 160 new species have been discovered on a mountain in Borneo, researchers reported Thursday. [Read More...]

No comment roundup this week.

Oh, that title pains me to write. But I’m busy as all hell and getting ready to moderate the gay rights debate tonight at the American Atheists KC RAM and simply don’t have the spare few minutes to go rip up all the wonderfully inane candidates from this week. So, I’ll tell you what: did [Read More...]

Minchin cast of Jesus Christ Superstar to tour the US!

Oh fuck the hell yes. The arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar is to be filmed and US producers want the entire cast to tour America, Andrew Lloyd Webber said today. With the cast — including Melanie C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles — due back in London after a nationwide tour, Lord Lloyd-Webber is [Read More...]

Open letter to Justin Vacula.

Justin, It will come as no surprise to you that I have gripes with your post from the other day.  I will not lie and say that I do not believe you stepping down was for the best.  I will also not lie and say that I am happy with how this has concluded. But, [Read More...]

Jon Stewart to debate Bill O’Reilly!

How the hell did I not know about this?  Tomorrow night at 8pm EDT, Jon Stewart will debate Bill O’Reilly for charity. On Saturday, Stewart and O’Reilly square off in a mock debate in Washington, D.C., to be streamed online for $4.95, with half the proceeds going to charity. As the two prepare for the [Read More...]

Paying for the right to eat.

I’m up in Kansas City hanging out with Dr. Dave, his girlfriend (and long-time friend of mine) Ashley, and soon Michaelyn.  I’ve been sprinting like a maniac the last few days, so we’re going to spend a night in eating pizza and playing Betrayal at the House on the Hill. We went to pick up [Read More...]

Can I gay marry Chris Kluwe?

He’s called out Matt Birk, and it’s every bit as wonderful as his first effort. The second flaw is that you’re actually arguing in favor of same-sex marriage. If children having a stable home is the main crux of your concern, then denying gay couples the benefits of 1100 federal laws can only harm the [Read More...]

Would a real debate be too much to ask for?

This article pretty much sums up my frustration with the dueling infomercials last night mistakenly sold to the public as a debate. In February, during a CNN-sponsored Republican primary debate, nearly all the candidates ignored a question put to them by John King. It’s an old trick. He had asked each of them to come [Read More...]

Matt Birk is a bigot.

Another Ravens player is speaking up on marriage equality.  Unfortunately, Matt Birk is regurgitating the god awful (see what I did there) arguments of the side of bigotry. The union of a man and a woman is privileged and recognized by society as “marriage” for a reason, and it’s not because the government has a [Read More...]


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