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By shonias on December 12, 2012
There’s been a bit of the annual Twitter discussion recently about Santa Claus. Specifically about how to handle the “Is he real?” questions, and the personal and social ramifications of same.
By Orlando on July 6, 2012
With Katniss and Merida currently ruling our movie screens, this is a great year for women with a flair for archery. Certainly time, then, to give some love to the prototype arrow-wielding woman, the Greek goddess Artemis.
By tigtog on January 2, 2012
In 1968, some activists demonstrated against the Miss America beauty pageant and threw objects of “female oppression” – bras, high-heeled shoes, girdles, curlers – into a trash can. They were arguing about liberation – there was never any bra-burning – but the myth of the feminist as a bra-burner was created by the western media. There was also a crucial word missed in the description of the trashed bras.
By tigtog on December 7, 2007
If I were a less skeptical blogger I would be much more excited about what I saw high in the clouds this morning. I only saw a glimpse, but it was cigar shaped and glowing, and if I were the suggestible type and someone showed me an image like this, then I could well end [...]
By Lauredhel on December 7, 2007
[image source] “Mummy, what are ‘gods’?”. I was caught a little by surprise, but I think we did ok in the end. After a moment’s thought, I explained that they were figures invented by people. That different human civilisations share stories about pretend “gods” who have all sorts of different powers – stuff like creating [...]
By tigtog on September 12, 2007
The next time I go to the UK and France I’d rather like to do a tour of various stone circles, menhirs, dolmens – any megaliths really – of Britain and Brittany.
By tigtog on June 1, 2007
aka When is a museum actually a theme park? Here it is: the Ken Ham’s Creation “Museum” post that Hoyden had to have, made much easier by the recent spate of LOLCreationists online. Image Credit: Dancing Spring PZ Myers put together a Creation Museum roundup of poor media coverage and the best blogging detailing not [...]