Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Consequences of Dualism

It we had a consciousness outside of our physical bodies, the results of the Heaven/Hell lottery would look something like this: If we use the image of the brain as a metaphor for free will.

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Theocrats Share the Love

The Kuwait National Assembly is looking at upgrading the penalty for religious offences such as insulting the Prophet or his wives from 7 years in prison to life  or even death. The Assembly asked its legal and legislative committee to … Continue reading

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TCM and Virgin Boy Eggs

There is an extremely large number of people who believe, totally without evidence, that the ancient peoples had some sort of direct line to healthy diets and treatments. Most of these people are against modern medicine that has passed the … Continue reading

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Jenna Talackova and Rights for Transgenders

My post earlier this week on the removal of Jenna Talackova from competition in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has become the most read article since I began blogging a year and a half ago.  The story, at first just … Continue reading

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Change in Uniform for Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball has had the most sexist approach to uniforms of any Olympic sport I am aware of. Men have worn t-shirts and shorts, while women were required to wear bikinis. There were even regulations as to the maximum amount … Continue reading

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Natutral Treatments for ED

The two words “Erectile Dysfunction” can strike fear into the hearts and groins of many men (and their partners). At least into the hearts of those with little imagination and those who link their manhood with their erect penises. This … Continue reading

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God Bless America – The Movie

Bobcat Goldthwait is best known to those of us of a certain age as Zed, the shrill faced cadet  from the Police Academy movies. Since his fame in the 1980s, he has continued stand-up comedy, acting, and also turned his … Continue reading

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The Ghost Who Throws Roll-ups

An Adelaide grocery store is home to flying roll-ups. A flying candy triggered a motion sensitive camera late one night and triggered sensation across Australia. The store’s cameras automatically shut down after 15 minutes when there is no movement, but … Continue reading

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Copyright Math in Detail

Rob Reid’s TED talk about copyright math made the rounds this past week. In case you missed it, here it is. The point of the talk is not to suggest that Copyright Law should disappear, or that everything should be … Continue reading

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Miss Universe Canada, not so Universal Afterall.

I have always considered beauty pageants to be sexist and demeaning. The TV show Toddlers and Tiaras takes the concept to the extreme with the exploitation of children to satisfy the egos of parents whose vanity exceeds their care for … Continue reading

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