Monthly Archives: April 2011

England, France, and the Niqāb

The burqa and niqāb that some Muslim wear is increasingly becoming an issue in the western world. Last week France passed a law making it illegal for a woman to wear the niqāb in public. As you would expect, this has created a … Continue reading

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Minimalist Mental Health Posters

I tripped over a post at Adapt where  a graphic designer created several posters that illustrate mental illness using an extremely minimalist form. Some examples I think he did a terrific job with a only a few lines and colours.

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Religion and women

The ‘big three’ religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are all misogynist in their foundations, and it is translates into the current religious right’s wrongs toward women. All three have the Pentateuch in common with the myth of Eve being created from and for Adam. … Continue reading

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Pareidolia

Not everyone is familiar with the word pareidolia, but we are all familiar with the phenomenon. Pareidolia is a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct. The Face on Mars,  Jesus … Continue reading

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How to save on gas

The price of gasoline continues to rise and some people are turning to electricity or other alternative fuels. The use of biofuels is particularly controversial for several reasons, including the increase in food prices as more and more acreage is consumed in growing corn … Continue reading

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Church signs to get you in the mood

It’s very common for churches to put signs out front to get people thinking about Jesus or redemption or whatever else they are selling these days. Some eCards has some signs that might not be exactly what the religious folks were … Continue reading

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The Geek Zodiac

Astrology is bunk. We’ve known that for ages. The accident of your birth and the position of stars has nothing to do with your development as a human being. Unless you grow up believing in it, then in a particularly … Continue reading

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Dinoshark

Produced by the great Roger Corman, who has been at the forefront of film entertainment since the early 1950s, comes another great film – Dinoshark. 65 million years worth of hungry with a taste for human flesh – something that wasn’t on … Continue reading

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Miscegenation in Mississippi

Religion The history of evangelical religion in Mississippi begins in the early part of the 19th century with the establishment of protest groups that challenged the societal hierarchy that  disenfranchised poor whites, women, and blacks. The typical evangelical church was … Continue reading

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Yuri’s 50th Anniversary

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became world famous. The astronauts on the International Space Station have teamed up with a filmmaker to celebrate the achievement. April 12th 1961 – Yuri Gagarin is about to see what no other person has seen in the … Continue reading

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