Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Tower for What, Now?

A few days ago, I wrote about Alain de Botton’s proposal for an “Atheism 2.0”, in which he suggested that some of religions rituals, teaching methods, etc., could theoretically be adopted by a non-religious society for a more effective way … Continue reading

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… and I Don’t Even Like Leno …

Seriously, this is actually happening … US comedian Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple jibe A lawsuit has been filed in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what it calls “racist” comments on the Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple … Continue reading

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Protestin’ with mah Peeps …

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Gimme Some Right-Handed Sugar, Baby!

(Slightly edited for brevity) Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life Working with colleagues at the University of Nottingham, [Organic chemists at the University of York] have made the first step towards showing how simple sugars – … Continue reading

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Please Buy a Dictionary …

On January 20, Indiana state senator Dennis Kruse (R-District 14) and chair of the Senate Committee on Education, sponsored a bill that would allow every school district in Indiana to decide on their own whether to incorporate Christian mythology creationism … Continue reading

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Atheism 2.0 … only $19.95!

I know this video is 20 minutes long, but it’s very good and the pace is pretty fast.  And, best of all, it’s work safe!  (EDIT: The video is copied from YouTube because the embed code was less of a … Continue reading

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Maryland Cuts a Deal

Just got this from the Baltimore Sun … O’Malley introduces same-sex marriage bill Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced legislation Monday night to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, presenting a bill to the General Assembly that aides said would offer broad protections … Continue reading

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