Archive for 2006

The Book List

October 1st, 2006 / Books / 2 comments

I've been tagged by olly over at 10,000 Reasons to Doubt the Fish. So here is my book list: 1. A book that changed your lifeThere were two, ...

Computers taught to sort opinion from fact

September 26th, 2006 / Future Tech, Newswire / Comments Off on Computers taught to sort opinion from fact

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is funding a research project designed to teach computers to scan text and then sort opinion from fact.

The Confusion of RJ Eskow

September 19th, 2006 / Religion / 3 comments

When religion falls on its face, having tripped over its myriad hypocrisies--after having slipped on its myriad contradictions, we never have to wait long for the "progressive" apologists to crank ...

Semantic memory pinpointed in the brain - health - 07 September 2006 - New Scientist

September 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Semantic memory pinpointed in the brain - health - 07 September 2006 - New Scientist

Semantic memory pinpointed in the brain - health - 07 September 2006 - New Scientist

Imaging a single thought

September 7th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Imaging a single thought

Imaging a single thought

My Libertarian Cred

September 2nd, 2006 / Current Affairs / 5 comments

In case anyone had any doubts: But what I want to know is why we are called economic conservatives? Economic freedom is a liberal concept. Come on, that's Libertarianism, as ...

OkCupid! The Politics Test

September 1st, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on OkCupid! The Politics Test

OkCupid! The Politics Test Another view of the politics test

More Astrology Follies

August 30th, 2006 / Critical Thought, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Science / 12 comments

I'm highly skeptical of your claims about astrology, and I can cite multiple sources of double-blind tests showing that astrological readings fail utterly to predict anything about human beings or ...

Marriage

August 25th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Podcasts, Religion / 10 comments

Polls have shown that Americans overwhelmingly oppose the recognition of any kind of non-traditional marriage. But let’s look at some of the results: couples who spend years together but who ...

Fuzzy thinking on religion - On Line Opinion - 24/8/2006

August 24th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Fuzzy thinking on religion - On Line Opinion - 24/8/2006

But it is all down-hill from there on. She celebrates trends towards non-belief in the West, arguing that this is a good thing. Many would disagree. The last century has ...

GM's Macho Camaro

August 21st, 2006 / Energy Transition / 9 comments

GM is releasing a redesigned 2008/2009 Camaro that's about as relevant to today's world as a Revolutionary War musket. This in the same week that Ford is slashing production 20% ...

Blackmail

August 15th, 2006 / Current Affairs / 4 comments

The secular West is strategically bankrupt. That much has become clear, at least during the Bush Administration, and possibly for much longer. The current cease-fire represents a stalemate in Lebanon, ...

The Baptist Standard :: The Newsmagazine of Texas Baptists

August 11th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on The Baptist Standard :: The Newsmagazine of Texas Baptists

Religion and science are both pursuing truth. When truth and belief come into conflict, it’s better to change our belief to fit the truth than to change the truth to ...

Belief and Unbelief II

August 11th, 2006 / Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on Belief and Unbelief II

Belief and Unbelief II Another rambling, logically flawed critique of atheism.

FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org

August 11th, 2006 / Current Affairs, Newswire / Comments Off on FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org

FACE: Funding African Children's Education, Inc. | facefund.org Annie Looby's Foundation

Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook)

August 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook)

Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook) Seems like another pseudoscientific attempt to justify religion based ...