Monthly Archives: June 2011

Travel Time

I just wanted to let my readers know that I am hitting the road and not taking my laptop. This means no blogs posts until about the middle of July. Thanks for reading, and have a great summer.  

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Calling out Cold Reading

John Edward, the psychic who reached fame a decade ago with his TV program “Crossing Over” recently put on a show in Manchester, New Hampshire. His stated intention was to  bring comfort and hope to the bereaved at $125 per … Continue reading

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UN Endorses Gay Rights

The United Nations has come out with a resolution condemning violence against gays and lesbians The declaration was cautiously worded, expressing “grave concern” about abuses because of sexual orientation and commissioning a global report on discrimination against gays. But activists … Continue reading

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Correction on the (non)stoned dog in Israel

Apparently, the story I blogged about a couple of days ago has turned out to be false. There was no rabbinical order to stone a dog at all. On 3rd June 2011 we published an item headlined “Meah Shearim: A … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Question About God

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Biodynamic Agriculture

In a recent on-line discussion on the evils vs the science of GMOs, one of the participants brought up something I had never heard of called “Biodynamic Agriculture.” Being the inquisitive person that I am, I started doing some research. … Continue reading

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JD Schramm on Surviving Suicide

This video has been circulating widely, but I thought it was worth a mention. Especially as I have my own story to tell. This talk is from TED TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out … Continue reading

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When Myth Confronts Fantasy

The Globe and Mail reports on a clash between Christians and Traditionalists in Oujé-Bougoumou, a predominantly Christian Cree village 725 kilometres north of Montreal. Redfern Mianscum built a sweat lodge in the backyard of a neighbour to connect with his … Continue reading

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Stone the Beast

Leviticus 11 includes the proscriptions for the types of plants and animals that the Jews may and may not eat. These include: 27 And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those … Continue reading

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Angry Scientist and Science Reporting

When science stories are written up in the media, they seem to be accompanied by n immense amount of hyperbole: amazing cures, baffled scientists, current thinking turned on its head. These are the types of things we read every day. … Continue reading

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