Archive for February, 2006

Catholic Desperation

February 27th, 2006 / Religion / 7 comments

You know you've lost the culture war when you have to retreat behind a garrison to live the way you want. Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan is attempting to ...

Liberty Square

February 23rd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on Liberty Square

Liberty Square Good blog. Check back later.

On Bullshit

February 23rd, 2006 / Books, Psychology / Comments Off on On Bullshit

Here is an excerpt of a great little book called "On Bullshit" by Harry Frankfurt. The full text can be viewed here.One of the most salient features of ...

Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit"

February 23rd, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit"

Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit" Complete text

Furor Over Cartoons Pits Muslim Against Muslim - New York Times

February 21st, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Furor Over Cartoons Pits Muslim Against Muslim - New York Times

Furor Over Cartoons Pits Muslim Against Muslim - New York Times good quotes from moderate muslims

Site Rework

February 21st, 2006 / Admin / Comments Off on Site Rework

Please bear with me while I rework the site. I've commissioned a new logo, which is being designed by Special Defects. It's not quite ready yet, (but you can see ...

The Cognitive Psychology of Belief in the Supernatural

February 20th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on The Cognitive Psychology of Belief in the Supernatural

The Cognitive Psychology of Belief in the Supernatural discussion of supernatural beliefs as adaptive

Bedrock of a Faith Is Jolted - Los Angeles Times

February 16th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Bedrock of a Faith Is Jolted - Los Angeles Times

DNA tests contradict Mormon scripture. The church says the studies are being twisted to attack its beliefs.

Climate S.O.S.

February 16th, 2006 / Science / 8 comments

Jim Hansen, NASA climate scientist, is saying we don't have much time to cut carbon emissions. We're not talking some abstract warming scenario, but SEVERE COASTAL INUNDATION WORLDWIDE. Headlined ...

Islamism is Sexual Apartheid

February 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Religion / Comments Off on Islamism is Sexual Apartheid

The West's new moral challenge: Many Islamic men beat their wives out of custom and tradition. It’s not even considered deviant. Women are property and have no rights. They are ...

Now cartoon murders

February 6th, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Now cartoon murders

It's official. "Cartoon-gate" has now joined the ranks of the 'religion inspired murders' as several people have died in the violence. Posting about this is kind of getting old at ...

Cargo Cult Bizarre

February 3rd, 2006 / Religion / Comments Off on Cargo Cult Bizarre

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

February 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Science / Comments Off on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

OK George W. Bush, you've said something that I've been calling for for the past 5 years. You want to cut oil ...

Exquisite Irony

February 1st, 2006 / Religion / 1 comment

I posted yesterday on the inability of much of the Islamic world to take a joke. Now comes the beautiful irony: All the chest-beating over the issue has made the ...

The Believer or the Non-believer?

February 1st, 2006 / Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on The Believer or the Non-believer?

We don't know if the believer killed the unbeliever, or vice versa, or whether or not they were arguing dogma. But this is another tragic example of the perils of ...