Category Archives: Skepticism

Hey! “Sunday With My Thoughts” back for a limited appearence

“Don’t be a dick” was the topic of Phil Plait’s speech at TAM 8. You can watch the video but, basically, Plait argued for moderation in discussions. He was addressing skeptics and atheists and specifically their interaction with the religious … Continue reading

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Your Cellphone Will Kill You!

That there title is what is known as “click bait” and I would normally ignore such an obvious of an attempt to steal some of my precious time.  Except . . . well, gosh, I don’t even know how to … Continue reading

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Pascal’s Wager and other stuff

If one is an atheist . . . wait, I need to back up. I need to explain something basic. A theist is a person who believes there exists at least one god. An atheist is a person who does not believe any … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Yup, I had me one . . . an epiphany.  No, not the manifestation of a divine being. Rather, an experience of sudden and striking realization. It came as a shock, it did. You see, after literally stumbling on a number of … Continue reading

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The Religious . . . *sigh*

For the two or three who bothered to read my last post, I have a favor to ask . . . you see, I am on the radar of one BJ, from this blog: http://tworiversblog.com/2013/06/14/an-open-letter-to-those-who-doubt-or-deny-god/ He obviously does not understand … Continue reading

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Religion . . . still fun to discuss (occasionally)

I tend to go a long time between exposure to religion . . . and then things, things I don’t seek out, happen, and I dip my toes in the dirty water again. Despite the title of the post, most … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences?

I live in a middle-affluent neighborhood.  Some are tempted to label it “fully” affluent, but I’ve lived in affluent neighborhoods, and trust me . . . we don’t have anywhere near the required number of rear orifices to qualify. Both … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames

Yesterday, the verdict was announced on the Zimmerman case. It annoys me I need only mention the name without explaining who Zimmerman is, and what the case is.  How did this one event balloon to such importance? I don’t want … Continue reading

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Perceptions, or “Call me stupid, but . . . “

Don’t worry . . . I’m not about to swear again.  I have to admit, it felt somewhat cathartic, but was unsatisfactory as far as presenting my opinions. Therefore, this is more along my usual rant regarding the stupid.    … Continue reading

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We must do something

@%$#  WARNING * WARNING * WARNING @%$# ADULTS ONLY (mature or immature) @%$#  THIS POST CONTAINS SWEARING @%$# This is not my usual post.  I want to warn people about it, and I realize I might lose some subscriptions and … Continue reading

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Tackling the tough subjects . . . my take

I’ve recently come across blog posts that sought to address difficult subjects.  In most instances the authors threaded paths aimed at avoiding a discussion about the reason these subjects are considered difficult; religion.   One author specifically excluded religion as … Continue reading

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Hartwick Professionals, Inc. Joke(s) of the Week – Part 3

Edited to Add: It occurred to me cartoons, even if clipped from the newspaper, are copyrighted material.  Ignorance is no excuse for using them without permission.  I could try and get permission from the authors, but it’s difficult to get … Continue reading

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Free Will Redux

(This is the second post on free will.  Read the first one HERE) A few weeks after the original post about free will I wrote a follow-up .  No, I had not solved the problem.  I wanted to instead voice some … Continue reading

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Scientific Naturalism and Free Will

This is a post from August 2009.  Again, it’s from one of my largely ignored FaceBook Notes, but was originally posted on my Skepticality blog (now defunct).  It’s still a topic I’m interested in, although I am no closer to … Continue reading

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Hartwick Professionals, Inc. Joke(s) of the Week – Part 2

Edited to Add: It occurred to me cartoons, even if clipped from the newspaper, are copyrighted material.  Ignorance is no excuse for using them without permission.  I could try and get permission from the authors, but it’s difficult to get … Continue reading

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