Monthly Archives: March 2012

Drunk Guy Belts Out Bohemian Rhapsody in Back of Cop Car

Why is this so darn beautiful?

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Carpe Diem: NASA Tracking Ocean Currents

Trippy. And not just trippy, but a reminder of the flux in which each of us tries to maintain a stable, prolonged, and individual identity. Good luck with that.

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Evolution for Evangelicals: Biologos Recently Held a Conference in NYC

Here’s a bit of what Christianity Today reported about it: The most sobering moment for attendees of the Biologos “Theology of Celebration” conference in New York City, March 20–22 [2012], came when David Kinnaman of Barna Research presented findings on … Continue reading

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A Walk of One’s Own: Alice Xie on Eyeballs and Catcalls—And What It’s Like to Be a Petite and Attractive Teenage Girl Alone in Public in the U.S.A.

Burkas are clearly oppressive of women and render them invisible. Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster I’m not raising my daughters, ages 5 and 8, in Saudi Arabia. What a dungeon. But wait. Apparently there are more ways than just the … Continue reading

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Joe Biden Thanks Dr. Pepper, But Not God

I’ll admit it. Joe Biden crossed a line here. He set up an idol and singled it out for praise. It shows what can happen to a man who is in the habit of treating corporations as persons.

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A Universe from Nothing? David Albert Owns Lawrence Krauss

In a recent review for the New York Times, philosopher David Albert explains the basic thesis of physicist Lawrence Krauss’s new book, A Universe From Nothing, in terms that are clear as a bell, then he skewers it just as effectively. … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know Andrea Bocelli is Blind

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Negotiation of the Detour: The Pervert’s Guide to the Origin of Rhetoric

Accompanied by a black and white dog, a huntress, not young, steps from a blue grove into the dawn light. It’s spring; we are outside of Athens in 508 BC. Pericles will not be born for another 13 years. The … Continue reading

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Short Story: “The Temptation of Saint Irony”

It’s the year of your Lord, 1437; it’s summer; the sun is at high noon, and you’re in the countryside outside Genoa. A tonsured monk in a black robe approaches you, reaching for the hem of your garment. You step … Continue reading

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“Magic Woody Allen Jesus” on the Mall in D.C. on March 24th, 2012?

Tim Minchin is scheduled to sing at noon today (Saturday, March 24, 2012) on the Mall in D.C. during the atheist Reason Rally. For a taste of what the crowd can happily look forward to, here’s Minchin singing “Magic Woody … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins’ Atheist Reason Rally on the Mall in Washington, D.C., March 24th, 2012: Edward Feser Doesn’t Like It

Edward Feser, a Catholic philosopher living in California who has written some really high quality academic books, offers at his blog the following reason for why he thinks the atheist Reason Rally this weekend will prove to be a ridiculous, … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney is the Real Slim Shady?

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Biblical Archaeology: Believe the Biblical Writer or the Physical Evidence?

If, in a biblical story, the biblical writer appears to contradict the physical evidence as revealed by archaeology, then, in my humble opinion, one should tend to believe the physical evidence—the discoveries of the archaeologists—not the biblical writer. Why? Because physical … Continue reading

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Onward American Theocrats, Marching As To War

A preacher introduces Rick Santorum at a rally in Louisiana: “We don’t worship Buddha; we don’t worship Muhammad; we don’t worship Allah. We worship God; we worship God’s son, Jesus Christ!” Red meat.

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Atheism Made Visual: Worlds Become “Flash” (Tesla Coils Playing Sweet Home Alabama)

_____ Let me tell you why I think the above YouTube video is profound: it graphically displays the world that atheists posit we actually live in. Somewhere—if not in this big bang universe, then in another—there is a planet where … Continue reading

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Wine is a Girl Thing?

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Neil deGrassi Tyson Makes the Economic Case for Reviving the U.S. Space Program

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The Alexandra Pelosi and Bill Maher Stereotype Controversy: Whites in Mississippi; Welfare Recipients in New York

Here’s Alexandra Pelosi’s “The South will Rise Again” segment for Bill Maher’s program, putting on display a small sample of Rick Santorum’s base: _____ And here’s the follow-up segment, a week later, in which Alexandra Pelosi gets some Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Two Men Kiss at a Santorum Rally; Get Chucked Out for It

Here’s the Huffington Post this morning: Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights. As the guards ejected them, the crowd chanted “U-S-A!” Lesson: … Continue reading

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A Challenge for Atheist Materialism: Independent of Consciousness, Does Color Exist?

The astounding answer, according to Scientific American blogger Michael Moyer, is no: Pink is not out there, because no color is really “out there.” The world is full of electromagnetic radiation, and the only intrinsic properties that this radiation possesses are physical ones … Continue reading

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