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By tigtog on March 6, 2014
As an atheist, I do not get to find solace in the idea that I have an afterlife to plan for. I have to make peace with the idea that this one life is all that I have and that every single solitary moment counts right now. It counts in moments, that are slowly ticking away. And while I also have to realize that while there is no God keeping track of those moments and my actions within them, that none-the-less they matter.
By tigtog on June 18, 2013
wishes to express its unhappiness with the controversy
By tigtog on January 24, 2013
Hippieses, I hatesssss them.
By tigtog on December 18, 2012
Being a feminist is not a merit badge you pin to your sash one time or an achievement you unlock; it’s a journey outside the borders of ingrained belief and a process of self-correction.
By tigtog on December 4, 2012
[Evolutionary psychology hardly covers] the evolution of morality, the evolution of politics, of cuture, of the artistic sense, etc … There is instead an obsessive focus on gender roles.
By tigtog on September 5, 2012
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice, technology | Tagged atheism, critical thinking, cyber-stalking, cyberbullying, Deep Rifts™, intimidation, marginalisation, sexual harassment, silencing tactics, skepticism, street harassment | 24 Responses
By tigtog on August 30, 2012
Greta Christina’s latest post sums up the last few months pretty well.
By tigtog on March 10, 2011
Please pardon the acronyms in the title (expansions forthcoming in the post), I’m attempting to keep my post titles reasonably concise. Which is exactly what the final sentence in the quote below does in relation to the rest of the paragraph preceding it: it restates the whole argument of the paragraph pithily in just five words: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
By tigtog on November 7, 2009
This video was published by the Richard Dawkins Foundation in June this year. The original kit was published as Chapter 12: The Fine Art of Baloney Detection in Carl Sagan’s book The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (ISBN 0-394-53512-X / ISBN 0-345-40946-9).
By tigtog on December 15, 2007
It’s not anything that our readers familiar with Shapely Prose don’t know, but using the BMI as the sole determinant of whether someone is overweight or obese is a really unreliable measurement. Given the hysteria this week about Australia’s “obesity crisis” and the plan to weigh all 4 year olds and label them for the […]
By tigtog on December 9, 2007
Book Review: The Afterlife of a Skeptic How the execution of a philosopher has been reinterpreted for every era The book being reviewed is The Death of Socrates by Emily Wilson, about which the reviewer has mixed feelings, but the review itself neatly summarises the major philosophical fashions, from Xenophon and Plato to J.S.Mill and […]
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 […]