No shelter. When Steve Harvey goes on the Tyra Banks show and tells women not to date atheist men, he’s being a bigot: You sitting up there talking to a dude and he tells you he’s an atheist, you need… Continue Reading
There is no objective, external purpose to your existence. This is a good thing. Theists will tell you, again and again, that “God has a plan.” When something really awful happens to you, they tell you this as a means… Continue Reading
Here’s a breach of contract suit from Germany. Question — should the plaintiff prevail? Seems like there was a mutual mistake here. You can’t say that the guy didn’t put in an honest effort in an attempt to, um, perform.
Sometimes you stumble across stuff that just sort of defies description.
Well, it’s finally over. As I wrote before, TV is something you watch at your leisure, and this weekend The Wife and I got around to watching the series finale for Battlestar Galactica. I really did think it was the… Continue Reading
On the one hand, it’s pretty clear that there needs to be a profound shakeup at General Motors. Rick Waggoner has run the company into the ground — perhaps he was overtaken by forces much larger than the company, but… Continue Reading
The Wife is hopefully not too modest to brag about her creamsicle cupcakes. I grated up some orange zest for her, and suggested using Grand Marinier in the frosting. But she did all the work. Filled with vanilla pudding, the… Continue Reading
In his remarkable book The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins describes using some basic — literally, BASIC — computer programming in the early 1980’s to analyze a couple of criticisms leveled at evolution. The first was the idea that random mutations… Continue Reading
However, Secretary Clinton is a Methodist and may well be forgiven by Catholics for not knowing the official RCC story — the image appeared miraculously on this guy’s cloak one day on a hill near Mexico City after he saw… Continue Reading
When a result deviates strongly from a statistical prediction of that result, one ought to step back and consider at least three possibilities to explain the apparently anomalous result: 1) sampling bias, 2) evaluation bias, and 3) incorrect prediction. I… Continue Reading