Without Bush, media lose interest in war caskets →
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to...– Douglas Adams
5 Reasons You Secretly Want a Zombie Apocalypse →
Oh, it’s no secret for me. When I hear about zombie-like situations, I get inordinately excited. I really shouldn’t, though. Even if I think I’d do okay at surviving, I’d have to avoid getting infected in the first place, and I’m that person in your office who gets a new cold and/or flu and/or ebola every other week.
The American Girl Empire goes too far with its... →
I could see this being okay if, say, $90 of the purchase price went to homeless shelters or something. Somehow, I doubt that’s the situation. I do believe that it’s good for kids to have exposure to different lives and situations, but there’s something sick about expecting people to buy a $95 doll whose whole theme is homelessness.
The Urge for ET Communication →
The school that opted out →
Panel Votes To Restore Abstinence-Only Education... →
“A Senate committee voted Tuesday night to restore $50 million a year in federal funding for abstinence-only education that President Barack Obama has pushed to eliminate.” D: When will people get it through their skulls that abstinence-only education does not work? Why does it seem like a good idea to only tell people, “Don’t have sex!”? It makes for adults who...
Advice for atheists? →
Okay, yeah, I’m smug, and I don’t take theists seriously. But this article highlights to me one thing that the American atheist movement definitely needs: not being a jerk. We can disagree on big issues without having to disrespect each other. It’s tempting and easy to make vague generalizations about the stupidity of theists, since atheists instantly get a reputation for...
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.– Albert Einstein
Poland okays forcible castration for pedophiles →
Of course everybody likes the idea of getting to chop the nads off people who hurt children, but what about female pedophiles? (Yes, they exist.) And just because male pedophiles are no longer equipped, so to speak, doesn’t mean that they can’t still inflict sexual abuse. Thinking folks can only abuse with a penis is short-sighted. I’m not going to say I’m against it,...
25 Best Whedonverse Episodes →
NASA found 99% pure water ice on Mars →
5 Ridiculous Ancient Beliefs (That Thrive on the... →
If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to...– Friedrich Nietzsche
Man Describes Heaven After 'Dying' in Car Crash →
Isn’t it fascinating how the symptoms of NDEs (tunnel, bright light, etcetera) are so similar to the symptoms of oxygen deprivation? Furthermore, how queer that people see what their particular religion expects. Christians don’t see Vishnu or Thor. Very odd indeed! I’m sure this guy’s book sales have nothing to do whatsoever with his claims.
Enter the Rape Tunnel, For Art →
Uh. The feminist side of me is horrified. The rest of me really laughed at this, and then made my feminist side mad, which made the rest of me feel guilty and post it on Tumblr to share the experience. Now here we are.
Fake virginity for $30 →
A little more disturbing than this product is the factors that make some people feel like they need to use it.
Precisely because of human fallibility, extraordinary claims require...– An Interview with Carl Sagan
Bursting the Bubble: The Story of David Vetter →
The truth is that we are, each of us, all alone in our minds. Many people have...– Why Atheism?