Monthly Archives: January 2011

Atheism – Yet Another Dumb Ass Response

Well this is a strange little blurb. I’ve just discovered Scribd and did a search, of course, for pieces with Atheist in the subjects. So check out this little anonymous blurb. Atheism. Who is going to humiliate me if I … Continue reading

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Nope! I’m NOT Just Another Flunky

I wrote this entry at the end of November and revisited it a few days ago. Things have changed with my job and it’s time to update. BMCC’s Spring Semester started yesterday, Friday January 28th. The run up to the … Continue reading

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Fester’s Motto

I have no idea who wrote this, but I like it.   Regret, by definition, comes too late; Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.  

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Dirge without music – Edna St. Vincent Millay

This is such a lovely poem. I haven’t read it nor remembered it in years. PZ Myers posted it on his web site today and I thought I’d pass it along. I might even ask someone to read this at … Continue reading

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PZ Myers & the definition of “Gnu Atheism”

I don’t know why he refers to it as “gnu” rather than “new” – other than as either an humorous askew or as indication that he wishes to distance himself from “New” atheism.¬†In either case, he gives definition to the … Continue reading

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New Technologies & Meliorism

Here’s an update on the contribution of technologies to Meliorism via economic upheaval: UK-based¬†Cella Energy has developed a synthetic fuel that could lead to US$1.50 per gallon gasoline. Apart from promising a future transportation fuel with a stable price regardless … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Meliorism

The most prominent cultural expression of the concept of Meliorism is probably the multi-part and multi-movie Star Trek franchise in which Earthly poverty has been excised, science reigns supreme, [Earth’s] religions are referenced as mythologies of the [moderately] distant past, … Continue reading

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