"Can't say that I'm a constant reader of your blog. But the knowledge that I live just down the road in Madison, Mn. and am in the vicinity of a real, live, renowned atheist (who is not afraid to be vocal) is just so invigorating!!!!I have…"
A few of my friends on facebook have been promoting this article claiming that fluoride consumption causes brain damage. Many people seem to be up in arms over this, blaming fluoridation of water on everything from autism to ADD. I…"
Can't say that I'm a constant reader of your blog. But the knowledge that I live just down the road in Madison, Mn. and am in the vicinity of a real, live, renowned atheist (who is not afraid to be vocal) is just so invigorating!!!!I have been stifling myself in this community for the last 35 years. Thank god (I know, bad colloquialism) for the internet connection. It gives me courage.. Vicki V.
A few of my friends on facebook have been promoting this article claiming that fluoride consumption causes brain damage. Many people seem to be up in arms over this, blaming fluoridation of water on everything from autism to ADD. I thought you might be interested in commenting on this little controversy. :)
Knowing that you are a fan of all things "cephalopod", you might be interested in the cartoon "squidbillies", on the "Adult Swim" program on the Cartoon Channel. It is by turns gross, silly, surreal, profane, etc. But it is also sharply satirical and at times, laugh out loud funny. For what its worth, I heartedly recommend it!!
Dr.Myers I'm a big fan of your blog.When I want to have a good laugh and I'm up for some really good fundie/ignorance bashing I visit Pharyngula.No one can do it like PZ.It is so refreshing.May I suggest going after Ann Coulter more often since lately she thinks she knows a thing or two about science.I'm gonna start a rumor about you two, saying that she sometimes has fantasies. About you and her having a wild affair where many squids and octopuses were involved.
I've been watching and listening to your debates that I find on the internet, and wish to say 'well done'!
Those folks who aren't science oriented I'm sure have a difficult time understanding evolution. Those of us who are still have a difficult time comprehending the vastness and the majesty of it all. Who hasn't looked into the night sky and marveled at the 'isness' of the universe, the simple fact that what we perceive is so hugh, so distant and so mysterious that our puny minds struggle to grasp it all.......
There is a video of the Pope's 'exorcism' caught on film. The man isn't demon possessed, there are likely no 'real' demons. He's just delusional and doesn't want to accept personal responsiblity for his own behavior for his own dysfunctional life.
There is an ad that reads ' Do you support 'traditional' marriage? Vote Now"! .
No, I don't support 'traditional' marriage because there is no such thing. I support heterosexual and same-sex couples marry each other legally , yes. 'Traditional' marriage promoters largely do not believe that heterosexual women are co-equal to their husbands. Their only purpose in 'traditional' marriage is to sexually satisfy their husbands if they can and raise children and do all…
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…