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<vote poll=blog312>The comic strip ''Sinfest'' sums up Creationists' objections to evolution in 4 panels, with the help of a singing dinosaur.</vote>
 
<vote poll=blog311>Is the [[Westboro Baptist Church]] [http://gossip-boy.com/End_for_WBC.html planning] to "go [[Jonestown]]"? </vote>
 
<vote poll=blog311>Is the [[Westboro Baptist Church]] [http://gossip-boy.com/End_for_WBC.html planning] to "go [[Jonestown]]"? </vote>
 
<vote poll=blog310>''A twofer'':  John McCain's daughter claims that [http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-07/the-gop-is-clueless-about-sex/ Republicans are clueless about sex], while fellow blogger Gail Sheehy claims that they are better than Democrats at [http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-07/why-republicans-are-better-at-affairs/ hiding their adultery] and that she knows why.</vote>
 
<vote poll=blog310>''A twofer'':  John McCain's daughter claims that [http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-07/the-gop-is-clueless-about-sex/ Republicans are clueless about sex], while fellow blogger Gail Sheehy claims that they are better than Democrats at [http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-07/why-republicans-are-better-at-affairs/ hiding their adultery] and that she knows why.</vote>

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3The comic strip Sinfest sums up Creationists' objections to evolution in 4 panels, with the help of a singing dinosaur.
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5Is the Westboro Baptist Church planning to "go Jonestown"?
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7A twofer: John McCain's daughter claims that Republicans are clueless about sex, while fellow blogger Gail Sheehy claims that they are better than Democrats at hiding their adultery and that she knows why.
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2Ever wondered why American journalism tends to suck so badly? He Said, She Said Journalism: Lame Formula in the Land of the Active User
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6I can't believe we fought a war to keep this fucking state.
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6The Simon Singh Verdict: British Skeptics are Under Siege
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3Commentary on that (not so) new Christian value of torture. The last three sentences should be repeated to every bible-thumper who has wet dreams for "extreme interrogation."
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4Not only are all white murder suspects given the silver platter treatment in the media by decree of White Male Editors, but unintentionally bringing smallpox to the Americas apparently constitutes "slaughter."
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2Should we eat like cavemen?
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1Memo to President Obama: Behind the scenes, the justices of the Supreme Court may be more catty and image conscious than most people realize. So, when you nominate a replacement for Justice Souter, you need to follow certain guidelines. Guideline Number One - No fat chicks!
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1Daily Mail readers in revolt over Black ancestors
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2Burma - How an Early Warning from Science was Ignored
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4Michele Bachmann: "The GOP's House Dunce." (That title, which appears on the main page of The Daily Beast, is more fitting than this article's actual title.)
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2Want to understand why right-wingers act the way they do? Blame it on the parents.
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1Ronald Reagan: Lunatic Fringe Leftist.
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3Science on the Telly - A response to Kathy Sykes New Scientist article (self promotion warning) .
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2Does Torture Actually Work? (First of my new column at Liberal Conspiracy) (self promotion warning).
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1The death of the birthers.
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2Ames makes a small innocuous post and his blog is over run by a bunch of load mouths discussing random topics.
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3Global Warming isn't due to human activity, it's Intelligent Warming!
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3Swine Flu - The Conspiracy: The feds are coming to vaccinate you with brain plague!!!11!
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110 year aniversary of the Columbine shootings, how can we spit on the memory? I know, how about I use Columbine to rant about getting rid of school sports
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2Have A Holly Jolly Moron Day
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1The correlation between religious belief and opinion on global warming.
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4Michael Savage is now part of the Pro-terrorist left. Bonus clogo lulz: watch out for the homo-Leninists.
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3Our resident lawyer Ames tests Godwin's Law.
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4The Internet. Warning: contains stupidity.
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0Torture, Secession, Chromosomes and Picasso; a bit everything from A Candid World.
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4Stephen Colbert's response to the National Organization for Marriage's "gathering storm" ads.

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1Regarding the Sunday school teacher accused of raping and murdering a young girl, O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark asks, "Do women rape?" although the title is a little misleading. She's referring the uninformed idiots ordinary citizens who refuse to believe that a frail, motherly female could do such a thing
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1Why is the Rush Limbaugh Show broadcast in every American city and small town? Because, unlike other shows that charge stations a syndication fee, Oxycontin Man syndicates his program for free.
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3Get your Anti-Vaccine Body Count widget today!
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5A Two-Faced British Tabloid are basically campaigning AGAINST the HPV vaccine in Britain, but FOR it in Ireland.
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5Surgeons find a tree growing in a man's lung. Seriously.
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3If you make a "mockumentary" about assassinating Dubya, you should be held responsible if it really happens. But if you whip gun nuts into a frenzy about an impending Obama-led gun grab, and those gun nuts go on shooting sprees, then only the shooters should be held responsible. So sayeth Hannity, Beck and other righties.
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3It is becoming a strange world: The UN Human Rights Commission is restricting the right to free speech and the Republicans have rejected Goldwater's economic policies.
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1Jabba the Rush...
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6Eternal Critic learns the futility of arguing with people on the internet and the lengths people will go in twisting logic so they can continue to use their favourite argument.
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2The Republican Party celebrate Silly Picture Week with extreme extrapolation.
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3Atheism ≠ Nihilism.
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4Randroids are very funny.
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4Before 2001, the Office of Legal Council was known as the "brains" of the Justice Department. Then Bush appointed John Yoo, and the OLC became the place to rationalize torture. Obama's choice to head the OLC -- a former ACLU and NARAL lawyer -- wants to release Bush era torture memos. Naturally, the fundies are out for her blood.
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1Texas remains on the side of reality for one more day.
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4Now Obama will have plenty of envelopes to send out his Christmas Holiday cards this year.
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2A 19-year-old -- the secular son of liberal, non-fundy Christians -- transfers from Brown University to attend Jerry Falwell's Liberty Univeristy for one semester. Why? So he can write an expose that Publisher's Weekly has dubbed "religious gonzo journalism."
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4Ames wishes PJR farewell. Hi Ames, nice to see you still read us.
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0Religion-based analgesia. Liveblog of talk 4 in "God in the Lab", a day organized by CFI UK at Conway Hall, London on March 21, 2009
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-2Born Believers: the naturalness of childhood theism. Liveblog of talk 3 in "God in the Lab", a day organized by CFI UK at Conway Hall, London on March 21, 2009
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-2Divine Madness?. Liveblog of talk 2 in "God in the Lab", a day organized by CFI UK at Conway Hall, London on March 21, 2009
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0Do ghosts get itchy? Mind, body and afterlife in cross-cultural perspective. Liveblog of talk 1 in "God in the Lab", a day organized by CFI UK at Conway Hall, London on March 21, 2009
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6Absurdities in Genesis.
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6Ted Haggard and his ironically named wife Gayle will appear on the TV series Divorce Court to discuss how divorce is not the answer to marital problems. (Problems like -- oh, I don't know -- your husband is a meth-smoking patron of gay prostitutes.) As if this couldn't get any funnier, the episode is scheduled to air on April Fool's Day.
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2Godwin's Law is in effect in a piece about Wall street.
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10Why Christianity?
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3Anatomy of an Obama denialist lie.
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2 This is Dan. Dan likes the Army. Dan is gay. Andy, Get over it.
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1Another argument that supports survival of the fittest. During poor economic times, men prefer women who are more "full figured."
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1Big shakeup at Fox. Could a leftward shift be in the works?
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4Ray can take no comfort when Eternal Critic answers his questions.
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3Chuck Norris want to secede from the Union and form his Chucktatorship.
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2The fat off the Republicans' pork.
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4The dividing line between Fundy Loon and Deep-Cover Atheist becomes even blurrier for Ray Comfort.
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2Is God evil?
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3So, why does President Obama seem to be glossing over Dubya's criminal enterprise?
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6The creationism of Ann Coulter.
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2Obama's been in office two months, and already some nuts are calling for armed secession. Chuck Norris there might have taken a few too many roundhouse kicks to the head, but what's Hannity's excuse?
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-1God Hates Figs!
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1The Gentlemen At Another Website keep insisting that Wikipedia is full of Liberal Bias. That's as may be, but now a bright fellow has come up with a way to trace what OTHER sorts of bias it might have, by tracking anonymous edits.
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2Are you an angry rich person who's thinking of "Going Galt"? DailyKos says to get out, and take your indexed collateralized debt obligation options with you.
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4The Discovery Institute's Trojan horse is empty.
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2Time for the always-relevant question: "Why aren't these people in jail?". Today's edition: Diebold Voting System Has 'Delete' Button for Erasing Audit Logs. Ballot-box stuffing, now at your fingertips!
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3Irony meter alert: Marjorie Cohn, writing for AlterNet, waxes offended at recently-released memos speculating how Bush might have set himself up as a dictator. Then, in the same breath, she has the gall to call for the prosecution of the memos' authors for advocating violations of the U.S. Constitution. (It is, of course, perfectly constitutional to prosecute someone for writing a memo.)
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1Rush is being pushed to the top of the GOP dungheap by... the Democrats?
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4Three ways Christianity prolongs immaturity
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1Joe the Plumber Sam the Lobbyist decides that Congressmen and others who "don't support the troops" should be shot. We suggest Rush "Phony soldier" Limbaugh should be first.
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1At the fascist wingnut CPAC convention, they know why the Democrats won power: The Republicans weren't conservative enough. Can't wait for Palin-Jindal 2012.
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1Why doesn't Conservapedia's article on Barack Obama include this vital information? ANSWER: Because it's on Comedy Central, you three-hour-a-day watching, publicly-schooled heathen!
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3"Jindal's Eruption of Hot Gas": Setting the record straight regarding the Louisiana governor's typical Republican anti-science pooh-poohing of volcano monitoring. Or, if you prefer to read a more satiric take . . . If that's still not enough, see the smarmy liberal photo response here on Rationalwiki
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2The anti-vaccine crowd gets pwned.
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3YouTube video: "Who's Keeping Burger King Workers Below the Poverty Line?" Watch this video for another reason to skip going through the drive thru window.
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1"God and Ponzi." Among the customers of Ponzi schemer "Sir" Allen Stanford was a fundy Christian YouTube knockoff called "God Tube." (This article has lots of links to God Tube videos, including one of a crazy prayer that "rebukes" every sex act and thought.)
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5Who needs Big Government?
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1Hard work doesn't work, and why that fact is a menace to us all.
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8PZ Myers posts a top-class example of how to respond to requests to debate creationists.
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1Where the wild things aren't...
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0Galaxy Quest - social computing goes intergalactic(self promotion warning)
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1Breaking the internet's fourth wall - on blogs and RationalWIki.(plugging for Ames warning)
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4Johann Hari: Despite these riots, I stand by what I wrote; why free speech should be defended.
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0Essential science books - required reading for science undergraduates(self promotion warning)
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1Simon Conway Morris still thinks “God did it” is a scientific statement -an epiphany in the Burgess Shale?(self promotion warning)
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1Telegraph and Daily Mail jump off the deep end over Jennie Cain case -another British "Christians as a persecuted minority" flap.(self promotion warning)
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2How the Party of Lincoln Forgot About Lincoln by becoming the party of Reagan.
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5Andrew Sullivan and Mark Slouka agree: If you know not of what you speak, STFU. "English was good enough for Jesus Christ..."
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5Could Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream be any more awesome? To this the ice creams gurus say, "Yes, Pecan!"
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1A Review of "OfQuack": The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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2Henry Morris' latest argument for teaching creationism broken down line-by-line.(plugging for Ames warning)
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5Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayres are better liked than Rush Limbaugh.
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1Where does morality come from; knowledge and understanding or bronze age story books? Thunderf00t on the Mirror of Mankind
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6A slightly sinister Christian lobbying outfit seems to be behind almost all of the "persecuted Christian" stories hitting the press in the last year.
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1It's time to resurrect a word from the 'thirties: bankster.
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1It's amazing to hear the roll call of progressive people and institutions conned by Bernie Madoff. The latest, Brandeis University.
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4Newsweek: "After Inauguration Day, departed presidents usually become footnotes pretty quickly. What we are witnessing now is far more dramatic. It's closer to a liquidation, or a cauterization."
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3In this postcard, which will appear on the PostSecret website during the week of 18-24 January, a right winger admits to something we've all suspected.
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3If these 20 forgotten scandals committed by the Bushies during the last eight years don't amuse/provoke/confound you, here are 20 more.
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1Showbiz libruls tested the waters for a black president when no one else would.
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3Hudson River Plane Crash - The Conspiracy Begins
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0Not really news to anyone here: "Distraught Conservatives Retreating into Realm of Fantasy".
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3Not quite a blog, but: Beast magazine reveals their list of The 50 Most Loathsome People of 2008.
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3Caught on video (and posted to the Middle East equivalent of Digg.com) -- an Iranian cleric having "some Nasnas" with a female follower who is not his wife. (And you thought it was only Christian holy men who did that.)
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1Oh, yeah, right. The mainstream media is hard-left liberal. That's why Newsweek thinks that Obama would be unwise to go along with the "overreaction to the alleged arrogance and heedlessness of Bush and Cheney—especially Cheney."
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2Joe the Plumber, whose Warhol fame clock seems to be stuck at 14:59.999..., tells the press that they have no business being in a war zone if they aren't going to file rah-rah, gung ho reports for armed aggression and zealotry their side. Then, in his latest bid for the Upperclass Twit Ugly American of the Year award, he is surprised that an Israeli reporter files favorable reports about Israel.
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2Jeremy the Homeopath's African AIDS Adventure(self promotion warning)
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1Sir Terry Pratchett's Magic Light Helmet - Has Terry fallen for woo?(self promotion warning)
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1I Volunteered for Jock Doubleday's Bogus Vaccine Challenge - And he got really angry with me...(self promotion warning)
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4Exploding the myth about gay reindeer.
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2She is left, I am right. Can we get along?.
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2Somehow, a PUMA blog made it to the finals of "best liberal blog on the internet." VOTE AGAINST IT, starting January 5th.
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2DMCA Abuse by the Immoral; If you do not defend freedom of speech, you will lose it.
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5You know how fundamentalist Christians, Jews, etc hate atheists? Well, they also hate the more moderate members of their own religion. Cartoonist Eli Valley illustrates the divide between fundamentalist (i.e. Orthodox) Jews and more liberal Jews when it comes to politics.
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1Rick Warren's a young earth creationist, whose "faith" stems from a misunderstanding of Genesis. At least Obama's real science advisers are good guys.(self promotion warning)
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2The repeated conservative attempts to fight a "War on Christmas" miss the point of the season.(self promotion warning)
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3Christmas Eve 1968 - Apollo 8 vs. Atheism
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5Atheist blogger "Raving Atheist" converts, possibly for a woman, possibly for a joke, possibly because it was his plan all along. PZ Myers reports, while Pharyngula readers go all DaVinci Code on Raving Atheist's ass, exposing one secret message hidden in the text, the message's subsequent deletion and replacement, and speculating on the meaning of the former. (24 December 2008)
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2(Alternative) Medical Advances Continue in North Korea
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4A demolition of Gerald Warner's article on the "gay terrorist threat" to Christianity
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1There's a strong legal case that Proposition 8 was unconstitutionally enacted.(self promotion warning)
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2Obama doesn't need to abrogate the conscience regulation: he can just refuse to enforce it, and repeal it before he leaves office.(self promotion warning)
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3Richard Littlejohn: "The 1930s were the Warmest Decade, and Climate Fascists Need to Find God" (self promotion warning)
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2Meet Obama's New Chief Science Advisor(self promotion warning)
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4Rick Warren, fundamentalist meatbag, will be at Obama's inauguration. ANGER.(self promotion warning)
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7Alan Colmes tells Ann Coulter that she is "a hate crime." To her face! On Fox!
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2Who's the one asshole big enough to make John Ashcroft look like a hero? Dick Cheney.(self promotion warning)
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2One lib'rul defends warrantless wiretapping... to an extent.(self promotion warning)
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5Fascinating Video: Richard Dawkins interviews Derren Brown, the famous British "mentalist".
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4Westboro Baptist Church Gatecrash the "War on Christmas"!
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3The "War on Christmas" is all about not being able to accept multiculturalism.
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3About 30 years ago, the BBC TV series "Not the Nine O'Clock News" ran these skits about conservatives, the church's attitude towards gay Christians and the malleability of "unchanging" dogma. It's depressing how little things have changed.
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2From MarketWatch.com: Wall Street's 'Disaster Capitalism for Dummies'
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2Is it too late to defend Reverend Wright?
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2The bailout... not going so well, actually.
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6Jon Stewart flays Huckabee on the gay marriage issue, by proving the emptiness of appeals to tradition, especially when tradition is equivocal.
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2Does the internet do anything more than breed extremists?
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3Inconvenient Truths The media's disingenuous failure to state the obvious. (Dec. 8, 2008)
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2Donofrio v. Wells may be dead, but that won't deter the wingnuts.
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3Don't let Andy Schlafly fool you. The Supreme Court/Obama citizenship case is dead.
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1YouTube is dead. From your friendly, neighbour Thunderf00t!
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2Why national science standards, geared at promoting evolution, might not work.
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3One man's humble opinion: evolution needn't disprove the Bible.
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3ScienceBlogs no longer has a monopoly on battling denialists: post Obama's election, there's a new breed of denialists in town, crazy neocons challenging Obama's eligibility to be President! Two reasons why they're wrong.
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3Emma Tom compares Intelligent Designers (not the creationists, God the actual designers) with bored goths.
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11Roger Ebert finally reviews Expelled. Two evolved opposable thumbs down.
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1One of longer versions of the YouTube video "Did You Know?" ("Shift happens." Not that Dubya and his ilk care.)
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2"War on Christmas," meet "War on Thanksgiving."
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6The next time some well-meaning relative sends around a chain-letter about the latest Evil Librul Plot, send them this: Talking Turkey: Ten Myths Conservatives Believe About Progressives.
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4Why "academic freedom" doesn't require equal time for affirmatively wrong schools of thought.
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5Barack Obama: Communist, Muslim, or just an agent of the Borg Collective?
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1Per the Wall Street Journal, secularists are to blame for America's economic collapse. Atheists are the new Jews!!
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3What's to blame for the GOP's horrific defeat in the recent election? According to Phyllis Schlafly, kids with self-esteem and women who don't want to return to their abusive husbands.
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5Did talk radio kill conservatism? Nate Silver reflects on an interview with a conservative pundit and considers how, somewhere along the line, conservatism became more about shouting your opponent down than convincing him. Points to ponder on Conservapedia day.
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1Two takes on the question of why the Democrats won (or, why the Republicans lost): in laying the blame on the economy, Bill Kristol misses the point, while Obama, in moving to the center, gets it.
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2Ahhhh PUMAs - the Conservapedia of the center-right. Listen to PUMAs defend their narrative of how Obama stole the primary from Hillary, in one of the most hilarious hours of radio... ever.
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1No matter what you might be thinking after Obama's election, racism is not dead.
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1Sarah Palin: she's a uniter, not a divider. Or at least she thinks so.
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2British faith healer dies after refusing medical attention, and being prescribed honey for gangrene by a homeopathist.
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2The Lay Scientist is offering slots for occasional guest bloggers. (self promotion warning)
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2Someone at Weird Universe reads us!
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5"My Witchdoctor Stole My Election Donations": Witchcraft, Religion and Nigerian Oil.
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1We haz teh stupid an' we cain't intelecshooly figer stuff out no more.
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1Are we allowed to joke about Obama? Maybe, maybe not.
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1With domestic spying surveillance now a fact of daily life, is it any wonder that paranoia is on the rise?
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3They say that a neat desk and an uncluttered house are signs of a disordered mind. Here's proof.
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2U.S. News and World Report senior writer Michael Barone tells a room full of academics that the "liberal media" was against Sarah Palin because she didn't abort her daughter's Down syndrome child. He's lucky they didn't pass out baskets full of rotten produce before his speech.
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3The Republican defeat narrative: it's John McCain's fault. Under the bus with you!
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3Gay marriage is not the same as polygamy.
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3What's conservative talk radio look like during an Obama presidency? Does all that bluster about unlimited executive power translate to the new administration? Hint: no.
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4The New Yorker examined the issue of unwed teenaged fundies who get pregnant. Abstinence-only education -- which has an interesting "30 percent" side effect -- is only part of a broader, problematic mindset.
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8Sarah Palin, like creationists, thinks that disagreeing with her is tantamount to censorship
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2For the last time, Sarah Palin is NOT HILLARY CLINTON. Give it up, John!
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1Note to Gov. Palin: America is already partly socialist.
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8"Sarah Palin's War on Science: The GOP ticket's appalling contempt for knowledge and learning." By Christopher Hitchens (Slate: October 27, 2008)
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6Sarah Palin's derisive remark about "fruit fly research" - read, the basis for modern genetics - proves why you don't put creationists anywhere near political office.
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6How can American Christians call the US a Christian nation when 40 percent can't recite more than four of the Ten Commandments; 12 percent believe that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife; and 75 percent believe that "God helps those who help themselves" is a Bible verse, not an anti-Christian quote by Benjamin Franklin?
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3American politicians depend on several tried-and-true image patterns to secure some form of resonance with the American ideal and, consequentially, voters. McCain is doin it wrong. But it probably doesn't matter, anyways.
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8Sarah Palin lies to women about McCain's support for "equal pay for equal work."
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5John McCain IS A SOCIALIST ZOMG!!!!11one!!!!1!!!1!!!!
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2A wiki website with everything you'd ever want to know about ballot initiatives in the United States.
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2McCain thinks Americans are angry. Is he projecting, or has he been to too many of his own rallies? MORE: Videos of McCain/Palin supporters in Ohio and Pennsylvania help answer that question.
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7Expelled is the Number One Documentary in America! Huh? UPDATE: According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, Religulous topped the $9 million mark during the week ending 19 October, beating the $7,690,545 box office take of Expelled.
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4McCain's debate position on abortion is deliberately deceptive, masking his obvious opposition to Roe, and his shameful mockery of women's health perpetuates a GOP pseudoscientific error written into law in Gonzales v. Carhart.
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1"Lowering business taxes increases employment." Right-wingers love this sort of simplistic thinking. This essay explains why complex issues like this require a deeper, more counter-intuitive level of thinking.
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1A partial defense of religion's place in public life, but no shame in taxing political evangelizing.
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5John McCain plans to bring up Obama's William Ayers "connection" at tonight's debate. If he does, he'll lose the debate, squander his legacy, and lose the election, all in one fell swoop.
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7A fairly good explantation for why some Republicans went apewire about Bill Clinton and are now screaming that Barack Obama is a terrorist/communist/the Antichrist: Fear and Loathing
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4Palin Makes Troopergate Assertions that Are Flatly False from ABC News Senior National Correspondent, October 12, 2008
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5During the 2000 and 2004 elections, 7-Eleven offered "7-Election" coffee cups -- red for Bush, blue for Gore and Kerry. After the 2000 election, the percentage of red versus blue cups bought was within one percentage point of the final election tally. In 2004, the percentages of coffee cups bought matched the final election tally. This year, 7-Eleven offers a website where you can check the ongoing results state by state. (And it looks pretty encouraging.)
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7One man's attempt at explaining the danger of Conservapedia homeschooling.(self promotion warning)
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0Can we psychoanalyze Sarah Palin by examining her spoken grammar?
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2"The Poetry of Sarah Palin.
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1Hey, all ya Joe Sixpacks out dere. Dontcha ever wonder what life would be like if Mom hadn't gone namin' ya "Cletus" or "Sally Sue" or some other borin' name? Try the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator and unleash the closet Trig or Bristol in ya!
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7The Sarah Palin debate flow chart, must see!
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5According to John McCain, long-time conservative columnist Kathleen Parker is No True Scotsman... and gets death threats for her doubts on Sarah Palin.
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2Sarah Palin needs a law & policy tutor, since she can't seem to name one Supreme Court case other than Roe (which, come on, is just a gimme). Ames volunteers!
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5Homer Simpson discovers vote fraud, and pays the price.
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3The McCain camp continues its race to the bottom, adding quote mining to its list of deceptions.] (self promotion warning)
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2All Obama needs to do to win this thing: invoke the Gipper. (self promotion warning)
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1Live-blogging the debate. (self promotion warning)
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1Can Ariane Sherine herd cats as her campaign to get the message "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and get on with your life" pasted onto the side of a bus restarts via social networks this time?
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1Did McCain ever intend to actually cancel the debate? Signs point to no.
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2Why America needs a Constitution... but England doesn't.
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2The Discovery Institute has released a new textbook to supplant Of Pandas and People, which was embarrassingly exposed as being a creationist screed edited only with shoddy find-and-replace. PZ Myers disapproves.
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1Blast from the past: as the regulation comment period draws to a close, be sure to send in your comment for the "Provider Conscience Regulation." Feel free to steal and use this response.
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1Can female politicians be expected to be pro-choice? And what's up with gay Republicans? More on minority political identity.
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1President Bush has wholly abdicated the President's constitutional responsibility of guarding the meaning and integrity of the Constitution. Not that that's a surprise.
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7"Anyone who contributes to Conservapedia is guilty of willfully eroding the collective intellect, to the detriment of all" skeptoid
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3Casey Luskin understands neither law nor science: the words "separation of powers" actually mean something, and they aren't just a way of shouting down opinions you don't like.
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2The privileged life of Sarah Palin.
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3"What Makes People Vote Republican?", plus nine responses and rebuttals.
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1A proposed amendment to the Colorado Constitution will define conception as the beginning of life: this is just the most recent in Colorado's long, shameful history of unconstitutional constitutions.
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1The ever insightful, Beliefnet blogger Michele 'All Democrats Suck' McGinty ("Reformed Chicks Blabbing") channels her inner Schlafly with a post:"Palin Derangement Syndrome"
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-2YouTube video of Moose-olini's Freudian slip.
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2Best explanation for the continued success of the Republican Party I've heard yet: "the Republicans are the party of people who want to be lied to."
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3A 1981 injunction bars the Republican National Committee from practicing voter caging. But that hasn't stopped some local GOP officials from trying to deny voter rights to people who have lost their houses to foreclosure.
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6So, what did Bush learn from Hurricane Katrina? Institute no-fly zones and press blackouts of the devastated area! That's certainly easier than making FEMA do its job.
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5From the 22 September 2008 issue of Newsweek: "Put Palin on the Supreme Court". (This seems to be very subtle satire like the recent New Yorker cover of Barack and Michelle Obama. Let's hope Newsweek is just trolling.) 16 September 2008
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1McCain waffles on stem cells in his ScienceDebate2008 answers, leaving open the question of whether he's following his principles or his unprincipled running mate.(self promotion warning) *15 September 2008
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6<parody>"theory of childhood" rejected</parody>
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7Something you won't see in CP's broken news - Alaska's largest ever political rally is anti-Palin. 14 September 2008
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4McCain resorts to the dirty tactics that lost him the primary in 2000: push-polling and voter suppression with phony ballots. 12 September 2008
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3Did The Big Lebowski predict the rise of the neo-cons?
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6McCain continues his winning campaign tactic - lying - by claiming that Obama wants to teach the nasty to kindergarteners. The truth is much more boring. 10 September 2008
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2A British take on Palin & creationism (with intelligent comments). 8 September 2008
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2Palin, proud to be a rapture-ready young earth creationist. 9 September 2008
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2A few thoughts on the LHC and "Faith-Base" Science. 8 September 2008
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3Substantive questions at McCain campaign pep rallies are unwelcome. 8 September 2008
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2America isn't one big small town, and we sure as hell don't need another culture war.(self promotion warning) 8 September 2008
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3Sarah Palin utterly failed to address teen pregnancy. Bristol proves the point. While we should respect her privacy, it's fair to point out how Bristol's life is a microcosm of her mother's denialist policies. 6 September 2008 (self promotion warning)
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3Measles are on the rise. Blame vaccine denialists. 5 September 2008
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3While Sarah Palin threatens to usher in the culture wars again, her running mate talks moderate, showing a distinct split in the Republican party that leaves room to wonder who's really in charge. 5 September, 2008
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1Let Them Count Houses: Can't we escape this tiresome demagoguery about candidates' income and property? by Christopher Hitchens. September 1, 2008
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0In California, the law is copyrighted. How can you be blamed for breaking the law then? (September 3, 2008)
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2Holy God I hate Phyllis Schlafly. Why do Republicans love her!? And, more importantly, what does that tell us about them? (self promotion warning)
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2Will Sarah Palin pull out or back down? Kos says, just you wait.
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3Sarah Palin waffles on the issue of creationism in the schools - does it matter? Debate away! (self promotion warning)
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2Sarah Palin quote about "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance: "If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance." Minor quibble: the Pledge was written a hundred years after the "founding fathers" lived.
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1Three reasons to be deeply worried about the Health & Human Services department's attempt to make abortions less accessible, and what to do about it. (self promotion warning) (1 September 2008)
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3The first anti-Palin attack ad, made by a RationalWiki vet & his girlfriend :) click here. (self promotion warning) (30 August 2008)
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5 Is the US becoming anti-intellectual?
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3Sarah Palin: the younger, hotter Phyllis Schlafly. (self promotion warning) (29 August 2008)
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2The last takedown - for now - of Discovery Institute legal idiocy, and a tangent on the real meaning of falsifiability. (self promotion warning) (29 August 2008)
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2PZ Myers highlights a disturbing trend towards religious fundamentalism in the Democratic party as well as potential police misconduct against protesters.
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2After a million negative ads and a thousand flip-flops, does anyone know what John McCain actually stands for? (self promotion warning) (24 August 2008)
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4Non-overlapping magisteria in the science classroom - good, or just a dodge of the important issue? Ames thinks it's simply a matter of knowing your audience; PZ disagrees. (self promotion warning) (23 August 2008)
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1AC Grayling discusses the prospect of an atheist Prime Minister (21 August 2008)
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3The Dep't of Health of Human Services will promulgate a regulation telling doctors that they're justified in refusing to perform abortions, and can't be fired for the same: doctors, apparently, are now supposed to be moral coaches. (self promotion warning) (21 August 2008)
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0Second in a series of two, against the Discovery Institute's attempts at legal reasoning. This one's embarrassing; damn kid doesn't even read the law before trying to talk about it.(self promotion warning) (21 August 2008)
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1Merck intentionally conflates science and marketing.(self promotion warning)(20 August 2008)
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2California doctor's can't refuse fertility care to lesbians.(self promotion warning)(20 August 2008)
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0Discrimination is not "free speech." At least California understands that. (self promotion warning) (20 August 2008)
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1The Discovery Institute has decided to start defending its legal position again, and, in a sign of how much they still care about the issue, they've sent their legal intern to the rescue! Unsurprisingly, the guy gets it mostly wrong. Part one of a three-part series. (self promotion warning) (19 August 2008)
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1Civil religion, its influence on politics, and why McCain's opinion of both is bad news. (self promotion warning) (18 August 2008)
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4McCain cheated at Saddleback (PLEASE DIGG THIS STORY) (18 August 2008)
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1Rumors of Obama's "defeat" at the Saddleback forum have been greatly exaggerated. (self promotion) (18 August 2008)
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1Saddleback was a set up. (18 August 2008)
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2McCain's economic policy and seeming inability to understand the problems that afflict modern Americans make him - not Barack Obama - the real "elitist." (Update: Now with link!!!) (self promotion warning) (16 August 2008)
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2Did you ever want to know what human flesh tastes like? (self promotion warning)
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9(Just a little fun) Tremble before the terror of: The Four Horsemen of the Atheist Apocalypse!
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0A little late, but a review of the law behind California's decision to refuse college credit to "Christian education" classes. (self promotion warning) (15 August 2008)
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-1How state-sponsored informed consent laws amount to lying to vulnerable women. Oh, on abortion. (14 August 2008)
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2How Hillary's PUMAs threaten to wreck the Supreme Court. (self promotion, albeit in a new venue, warning!) -- For the uninitiated, "PUMA" stands for "Party Unity My Ass". (12 August 2008)
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2Panda's Thumb hosts an excellent post discussing ex-Discovery Institute fellow Jerry Schloss, it expands on why he left and the ire it has brought from creationist with a particular focus on his recent review of Expelled. (August, 12th, 2008)
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8In depth review of the Schlafly debating fiasco by the one who lived it. Warning: don't click on the links in the post, if you're participating in the boycott. (self promotion) (12 August 2008)
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0Those zany creationists are at it again, trying to prove that radioactive decay rates have varied over time. Sadly, they massively fail. (11 August 2008)
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-1PZ Myers stand-ins go after the history of marriage. (11 August 2008)
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0It's over, Christopher Hitchens is quitting smoking (again) (Vanity Fair, September 2008)
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0A tribute to DNA and science. (10 August 2008)
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0Purveyors of scientific/medical woo often chalk their failures up to persecution, and claim kinship with Galileo. Not convincing. (10 August 2008)
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0Texas has a new mandatory elective: kids, pick up your Bibles and turn to... (self promotion warning) (10 August 2008)
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0The Discovery Institute has firmly given up trying to appear non-religious. Win. (self promotion) (10 August 2008)
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0McCain fails the Ohio economy, endangering his chances in a swing state. (self promotion warning) (9 August 2008)
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-2Edwards isn't the only John guilty of infidelity: read about McCain's affair on the liberal blogs (Ames, Jed, Kos, Huffington Post). (9 August 2008)
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1The Disgrace of the Olympics:...when Ni tried to protect her home, she was hit on head with a brick and dragged to the ground by one of the demolition workers.
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2Why campaigns go negative, and why Barack Obama can't afford to. Update: McCain continues the race to the bottom. Urge to kill... RISING. (self promotion warning) (8 August 2008)
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2Get a hyper-conservative chain letter lately? Send them this. (self promotion warning) (5 August 2008)
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1John McCain: lying and quote mining his way to victory. (self promotion warning) (6 August 2008)
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3Islam: Not The Religion of Terrorism and Intolerance - Self promotion warning.
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4Guantanamo Bay sucks. (self promotion warning) (5 August 2008)
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3Probing the limits of the establishment clause: is a memorial in the style of a Latin cross ever not a religious endorsement? Yes, says one court. (self promotion warning) (4 August 2008)
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1Schlafly's Letter - blogging round 2 of the Lenski Affair (self-promotion warning) (4 August 2008)
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2An analysis of Colin Fry's psychic abilities cconcludes that he's probably not psychic (self-promotion warning) .(3 August 2008)
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3The new McCain ad that calls Obama "The One" seems to sarcastically compare Obama to Moses. But, is it really implying that he is the Antichrist? Some Christians familiar with the teachings of dominionism and the coded language of the Left Behind series believe it is.
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-2Memo to John McCain: In your zeal to smear Barack Obama, try not to smear the child of one of your biggest contributors.
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3JJ MacNab provides a nice summary of the recent sentencing of two men convicted in helping arm and defend convicted tax protesters who promised to start the next Waco or Ruby Ridge. The truly amazing story of insulting a judge right before he determines how long you are going to spend in prison highlights just how far gone the minds of cranks can degrade.
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2Promises to avoid negative campaigning be damned! Pessimism sells. At least that's what John McCain's hoping for. How dare you have hope!!! (self promotion warning) (1 August 2008)
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2PZ Myers is scheduled to debate Ray "Comfort Food" who is famous for his anti-evolution banana fallacy. (1 August 2008)

July 2008

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5"Moderate maverick" McCain pulls off the compromiser's cap and puts on the Karl Rove ski-mask. (self-promotion is fun and profitable) (31 July 2008)
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3Islamophobia in the media's intepretation of a poll of British Muslim students. (self-promotion warning). (31 July 2008)
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5The 92nd Skeptics' Circle is up! (self-promotion warning) (31 July 2008)
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4Is there a positive platonic ideal of Christianity? If so, commercialism has killed it. (self-promotion warning). (31 July 2008)
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5PZ Myers reacts to and mocks the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy press release informing us that it is unconstitutional to criticize religion. (30 July 2008)
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2The New York Times loves Little Green Men(self-promotion warning). (30 July 2008)
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6Somebody out there likes us. (self promotion warning) (29 July 2008)
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3People don't kill people---cell phones kill people. (24 July 2008)
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4 Skeptics may have won the battle against the 9/11 truthers club. (15 June 2008)
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5 Nigeria: a study in political corruption. (26 July 2008)
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0As hysteria over Salmonella-tainted tomatoes starts to die down, the outbreak remains a mystery and highlights the struggles of the health industry in the modern world. (23 July 2008)
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9A list of the crimes and misdemeanors of the Bush administration. (25 July 2008)
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1A new study shows how better educated parents responded more to the MMR controversy. (25 July 2008)
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12How blind salamanders make nonsense of creationists' claims. by Christopher Hitchens. (July 21, 2008)
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0Ceci n'est pas un biscuit. (July 24, 2008)
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7The Rational Reply to Conservapedia on Starlight. (July 19, 2008)

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