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On Death.
Today is a sad day. I just discovered that one of my internet friends, a well-liked Twitter sceptic, has passed away. I don't have much by way of detail as yet, and I know that quite a few people are, as I am, shocked and saddened by this news. A few years ...

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Permission to Speak Freely?
Freedom of speech is the fundamental freedom from which all other freedoms flow; to fight against freedom of speech is to forge your own shackles. In the last few weeks, there have been a couple of events that raised warning flags for me, and those flags ar...

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Consider the Source!
Richard Dawkins believes that life on Earth was seeded by aliens. This was, some years ago, a fairly common trope. It stems from an interview by creationist apologist and one-time Z-list actor Ben Stein, shot for the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. ...

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Senta doesn't believe this blog was written by me.
It seems a bit silly to do this, but a certain user, @Senta233, thinks I'm lying when I say this blog is written by me, so here's evidence. I'll even include a pic of her (she's a beauty) Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Careful With That Dial!
Image from steelguitarforum.com You can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish. Or a universe. Among the arguments that gets trotted out with cyclical regularity is that the universe is fine-tuned for life. On the face of it, this is actually one of the best ...

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There's This Book...
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. - George Bernard Shaw I love books. They're probably the single greatest love of my life. I've talked before about having several books on the go at any given time, and how I flit be...

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Mind the Gap!
If it takes five men four hours to dig one hole, how long does it take one apologist to fill it? This is a post about gaps. Gaps are really beloved by apologists, and not just gaps in knowledge, but gaps of all kinds. Indeed, there's a famous fallacy known ...
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