Category Archives: Education

There’s A Memo? Who Knew?

I have never been a big fan of Julian Baggini – he tends to be an accommodationist who  recites the Rodney King mantra, mistaking tone for temperament (and content), trying to bridge those vast schisms between believers and non-believers. It’s … Continue reading

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More On The Madness Of Muslims: The Horrors Just Keep Piling Up…

Yet another fresh hell served up on sand and gravel: Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying … Continue reading

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More On The Madness Of Muslims – Of Djinn And Sheikhs

The Koran shows every sign of being thrown together by human beings, as do all the other holy books. – Christopher Hitchens And people wonder why I have no sympathy for the Palestinians. Like it’s not enough they strap bombs … Continue reading

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Legislating Reality: More Proof That Evolution Doesn’t Select For Intelligence

Man, in his ignorance, supposed that all phenomena were produced by some intelligent powers, and with direct reference to him. – Robert Ingersoll, The Gods “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and … Continue reading

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Texas Board of Education vs Texas Board of Education? The fundies lost ground!

Texas Board Approved Textbook Review Rule Changes, by Will Weissert, Associated Press via Houston Chronicle Among the changes approved Friday was a mandate that teachers or professors be given priority for serving on the textbook review panels for subjects in … Continue reading

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The Beast is weakening!

10 Signs Religious Fundamentalism Is in Decline, by Valeria Tarico, via Alternet. If you are a nonbeliever in the mood for a party, here are 10 reasons to celebrate. Days may be dark right now—after all, as the memes proclaim, axial … Continue reading

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Know god, no peace

I ran across a few news items about depression and religion. Contrary to “CW”, religion doesn’t have a panacea, after all; in fact, it can make things worse. Statistics show that there are many reasons why The Devoted suffer from … Continue reading

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