Saturday, September 15, 2007

Me Ride Coasters. You Read Carnival.

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Today's carnivalia is another episode of the Carnival Against Sexual Violence, hosted once again at Abyss2Hope. Before clicking on any links, the articles that seem to stand out to me are news on an upcoming conference concerning women's legal history, the consequences of Illinois removing statute of limitations for certain kind of rape, taking on the Onion for rape jokes, a discussion of common dismissal of post traumatic stress disorder when it comes to rape, and the danger of relying on the obvious.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

First Link to this Carnivalia

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Four Stone Hearth is up at Hawk's Place. This is my first time linking to it since I added it to my sidebar list of carnivalia, so let me give you the rundown. There are several sub-sections of this carnival this week, so I'll list those headings below.

  1. New World Archaeology
  2. Cognitive anthropology
  3. Paleoanthropology
  4. Anthropological genetics
  5. Political anthropology and science
  6. Anthropology and torture
  7. Zooarchaeology
  8. Paleolithic archaeology
  9. Neolithic archaeology

What a wonderfully full carnival!

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Now it's coming true.

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It wasn't happening when DJ Grothe said it was, but it is now. Right now at scienceblogs they're beginning to tackle the question "Are atheists the new gays?"

Alright, Grothe, now you can whine. People are actually making overly strong comparisons now. James Hrynyshyn says he doesn't know enough, so that link is neutral ground.

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Skeptic Saloon

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The latest edition of the Skeptics Circle is up at Unscrewing the Unscrutable.. Brent says he's been gone for nearly two years, so give his incredibly long links (text wise, not url wise) some clicks and give him a break for it.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Belated Feminine Carnivalia

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Oops. It looks like I forgot to link to the latest Carnival of the Feminists. This week it's at a different place, the Reproductive Rights Blog, run by Cara. Borishly, we still have to deal with that new "women like pink, science just proved it" crap, but trust me there's lots more to enjoy and think about.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Not Again!

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One more atheist blogger has made another poor equivocation between atheism and another minority. Today that is Memoirs of a Skepchick.

writerdd is talking about a new Gallup poll that shows more atheists are willing to vote for an atheist than the last time we heard about this particular issue that made atheism the most widely discriminated-against minority in America. I just saw it a little while ago at a social networking site, and they said just over a third. writerdd says it's over half. Something fishy is going on.

Nevertheless, the title of the post is stupid. That's all I can really say about it. Just fucking moronic. And I'll stick to that description because that's what it is. One thing people should understand about analogies is that they cannot equivocate. Anybody who thinks that they can is simply wrong. That's why I look down on metaphors and prefer simile. It's blanket statements like "Atheism: it's like being gay in the 80" from Intergalactic Atheist Hussy and now "Atheism is the New Black" from writerdd that are hurting the situation. Not because they're being mean, or because they're seen as mean. Because these statements are simply incorrect.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The TRUTH Shall Set You Free

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Word.

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunday Carnivalia: Atheism and Humanism

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Today I have two more carnivals, closely related to each other.

First, this week's Carnival of the Godless #. This week's theme is Pulp Fiction. Hebert did an excellent job.

Next is a much younger carnival, the Humanism Symposium at bligbe. HS was started in response to critics and concern trolls who constantly whine about how we atheists don't give people any alternatives to replace religion.

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Opus censored again.

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Hat tip to Barefoot Bum. Here's yet another Opus comic censored by newspapers in fear of Muslim retribution.

Bite the other cheek.

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