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Go to: The Myth of America’s Christian Heritage

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Comment 17 by Sean_W : .... I believe it was even offered as a free pdf at one point.

Right, free to download from that site: LFJ_FINAL

Tue, 15 May 2012 02:54:03 UTC | #941520

Go to: Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era'

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Comment 4 by gloves71 :

Oh dear, this is truly depressing... only a YouTube Hitchslap can cheer me up now.

Then I recommend this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqK4TM97ZCE

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:22:03 UTC | #920176

Go to: Priests brawl in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity

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Anyone needing to confirm our rampaging ape ancestry need only look at this. No "cheek" turning, or you're liable to receive an inserted broom.

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 05:32:36 UTC | #904760

Go to: CCI | Penn & Teller Tell A Lie Panel

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These clowns belong in the entertainment industry only and not in the skeptic community as far as I'm concerned. They've been guilty of denying climate change, rejecting conservation issues, downplaying the effects of second hand smoking, and using falsehoods to attack animal advocacy. In fact, their attack on animal groups was so ignorant, dishonest and farcical that I initially thought it was satire. You've got to wonder about the agenda of people who would present information from the Center for Consumer Freedom as if it were legitimate research. No, I can't trust these buffoons on any subject.

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 03:19:21 UTC | #854931

Go to: But can they suffer?

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This is great to see. I hope more and more rational thinkers out there will address these issues honestly in the future instead of denying, ignoring or evading them. Too often notions of animal suffering, especially in relation to the meat industry, get dismissed with tangential arguments and excuses by skeptics bent on defending their lifestyles over all else--science on nonhumans or reasoning on ethics so easily fall by the wayside. Animal issues, perhaps more than anything, show how even the proudest rationalists can be as closed-minded and biased as anyone. No doubt we'll see one of the standard, kneejerk cliches in response this article: Oh, Richard, but you are just humanizing animals!

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 01:09:22 UTC | #844606

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