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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 28, 2012 at 4:05am

Love the cats. George Takei has dedicated a whole chapter of his newest book to lolcats and the internet. Oh my!

Comment by Plinius on September 28, 2012 at 2:02am

Thanks for the link Sk8eycat, I enjoyed that video!

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 11:18pm

That's so cute Patricia. I've missed you!

sk8eycat - I will check out that link - thanks.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 27, 2012 at 10:29pm

More facts...In Fact with Brian Dunning.  This one's about "Fast Food Phobia"...something I've been yelling about for years. (That it's not the burgers that do the damage, it's the fries and soft drinks....)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2kAso3ufRw

This is his web site...http://skeptoid.com/  ...he's been podcasting for over 6 years!  Fascinating!  So why have I never heard about him till today?  I have a lot to catch up on.

 

Comment by Patricia on September 27, 2012 at 9:10pm

Haven't been here much.....we're renovating & the main pc is sort of buried. Am using my little netbook, but of course all my files are on the other one.

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 5:45pm

Booklover that is so cute! Love the lolcat.

Going to watch the video you posted sk8eycat.

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 5:44pm

Comment by sk8eycat on September 27, 2012 at 4:45pm

"Here Be Dragons"

Excellent 40-mnute video about critical thinking, and how most of us rarely use it.  (Mega-vitamins, Feng Shuei...or however it's spelled...etc.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=752V173e31o&feature=related

Comment by booklover on September 27, 2012 at 3:16pm

Ha ha Steph, I love the "Do my nails" Cat!  :)

Comment by booklover on September 27, 2012 at 3:16pm

This looks a lot like my cat Lula, and that's exactly what she does.

 

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