MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

August 2012



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Atheism+ … mas or menos

This roused me with a good chuckle. Here’s a Twitter post from Jen McCreight about Richard Carrier’s most recent post about Atheism+, titled “Being with or against Atheism+“: Jennifer McCreight ‏@jennifurret Finally had time 2 read Richard…



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On Atheism+ and humanism

Jen McCreight over at Free Thought Blogs has created quite a stir in the atheist/freethinking community with a post titled, How I Unwittingly Infiltrated the Boy’s Club & Why It’s Time for a New Wave…


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Niall Ferguson’s recent column

So, apparently, even tenured Harvard instructors cannot escape the allure of partisanism, as “historian” Niall Ferguson has mightily thrown his weight against the Obama camp and in favor of the GOP ticket. So much for…


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GOP convention: 1600 edition

From The Borowitz Report: Republicans Move Convention to Seventeenth Century TAMPA (The Borowitz Report)—With the threat of Hurricane Isaac hitting Florida next week, the Republican National Committee took the extraordinary step today of moving their…




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Ratzinger and Palpatine

I’ve always noticed a striking resemblance between Joseph Ratzinger and Palpatine from Star Wars. As it turns out, art really does imitate life, namely Ratzinger’s rather odious life:  


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