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Angina Monologue 5

January 03rd, 2015 by Vader

As I mentioned to Bruce Charlton in the comments section of a previous post, once you get His Majesty monologuing, you can’t get him to shut up.


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January 03rd, 2015 13:50:16

A new twist on Paul Revere

August 28th, 2014 by Vader

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August 28th, 2014 09:29:17

“… a fool, faking papers for a bunch of incompetents, and rewarded for it by idiots.”

July 14th, 2014 by Vader

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July 14th, 2014 09:11:22

Super bananas ready for testing

June 25th, 2014 by Mogollon Monster

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June 25th, 2014 08:41:32

Suicides by hanging, strangulation, and suffocation

May 11th, 2014 by Vader

Correlate extremely closely with U.S. government spending on space, science, and technology.

It’s almost the same in the Galactic Empire. Deaths by strangulation correlate closely with spending on Star Destroyers and Death Stars.

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May 11th, 2014 13:24:15

“Mad scientists”

March 19th, 2014 by Inigo Montoya

“Mad.” I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

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March 19th, 2014 11:19:14

Evidence of Gravity Waves

March 17th, 2014 by G.

The boffins say good ol’ Earth is cruising through gravity waves. Good thing the Woosters are famously good sailors, or else a chap could get a touch of mal de mer, what?

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March 17th, 2014 12:04:48

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for

January 04th, 2014 by Vader

Th evidence of things not seen.

Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.

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January 04th, 2014 16:47:05

A Right Proper Mix of Contempt and Elan.

November 08th, 2013 by G.

Highly recommended.  You’ll laugh, you’ll roar:


It’s pretty much the sort of stuff Bertrand Russell used to put out when he needed to knock-off a popular best-seller or dazzle one of his mistresses. You see, my dear, belief in god is no better than belief in a teacup orbiting Mars, whereupon my dear would generally begin loosening her undergarments. The fact is that these kinds of arguments have been known to embarrass a wart hog. This has been tested at zoos, by the way, and the experiments widely reported.

There is no argument against religion that is not also an argument against mathematics. Mathematicians are capable of grasping a world of objects that lies beyond space and time

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November 08th, 2013 14:17:15

Mormonism and Evolution: the Marriage of Christ and Darwin

September 19th, 2013 by G.

Darwin_Fish_by_deaddamien People who accept evolution sometimes use it as a tool to decide whether religion is true or not. People who accept the gospel sometimes also use it as a tool to decide whether evolution can be true or not. People who accept evolution sometimes also use it as a tool to interpret religion–religion, they argue, must offer evolutionary benefits, since it is so widespread. These are all examples of treating either the gospel or evolutionary biology as true and putting the other in the dock.

But what if you treat both as true? (more…)

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September 19th, 2013 14:10:36

Making a sacrifice in the cause of scientific advancement

February 19th, 2013 by Vader

Polar bear milk contains up to 46 percent fat and tastes like the chalky cream of a fishy cow. And how do we know what it tastes like? Well, because polar bear scientists like Andrew Derocher are absurdly dedicated dudes.


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February 19th, 2013 10:38:45

Higgs boson announcement Wednesday, July 4th.

July 01st, 2012 by Bookslinger

The folks at CERN, who run the Large Hadron Collider, have supposedly “pre-announced” their discovery of the “Higgs boson“. Official announcement to come Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

I’m not sure what a “Higgs boson” is, but it’s science. Science is cool.

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July 01st, 2012 19:53:27

BFG-9000, meet the STFU-9000.

March 04th, 2012 by Bookslinger


As soon as I saw that headline, the acronyms immediately came to mind.   And I had recently watched Doom, staring Wayne Johnson, on DVD.

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March 04th, 2012 09:46:06

Gay Parenting Studies

May 23rd, 2011 by G.

Children raised by gay parents are more likely to be gay or bisexual themselves, a study shows. Also, those children are more likely to have their families break up. (more…)

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May 23rd, 2011 11:08:08

A World Worthy of A God

February 25th, 2011 by G.

When I read what we are discovering in the natural world, or the discoveries that are still just beyond our grasp, my soul sings to my soul that this is a creation worthy of a God. (more…)

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February 25th, 2011 12:25:20