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Go to: Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology 'cult'

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There should be no law banning insults -- it would be the end of comedy.

Thu, 22 May 2008 05:26:00 UTC | #174105

Go to: Shermer's 'Mind of the Market' Reviewed in L.A. Times

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Just because Shermer is a good skeptic doesn't mean his political views have to be accepted. To believe that there is a "Free market" requires one hell of a lot of faith, and I've never been impressed with the arguments of libertarianism -- at all. It strikes me as a philosophy founded on confirmation bias.

Sat, 26 Jan 2008 08:56:00 UTC | #110841

Go to: Dinesh D'Souza: Winner of the 2007 Bad Faith Award

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Cruise has won in 2008, and we're only half-way through January. The video has so much, on so many different levels. It is the mother lode of self-important, self-satisfied, bubble-headed inanity and insanity. The tragedy is, he's passed on his seed to a new generation.

I suppose he could lose on a technicality (the video is a few years old), but in my book, he's clinched it.

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:39:00 UTC | #106935

Go to: Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up

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The book is a very good follow up to his book "Innummeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and It's Consequences". There are no new arguments in it (how could there be?) but it's a good, and humorous, assault on the logical fallacies and magical thinking inherent in god-belief. It's a good addition to the genre and definitely worth a look.

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 16:52:00 UTC | #104606

Go to: 'Atheistic fundamentalism' fears

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Christ. The churches sure do get top quality thinkers leading them, don't they?

"It allows no room for disagreement, for doubt, for debate, for discussion." Translation: "Those atheists refuse to humour me!"

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 07:48:00 UTC | #97514

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