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I Wanna F*ck You Like an Animal?

Want to do it like the animals?  Want to get in touch with your primal instincts and lose your humanity?  Here’s how to do it: Wait six months to a year. Find a fertile female. Do it as quickly as possible, and only once or twice. Go back to step 1. Contrary to popular notions, … Continue reading

Evolution is Dumb. Therefore, It’s True

In talking with Intelligent Design hucksters, I’m often surprised that they don’t understand a simple truth about nature.  If our world was designed by a conscious creator, the creator is astoundingly dumb. I’m especially surprised when Christians espouse ID.  Their god’s claims at omnipotence seem a bit… haughty… when its design models can’t even pass … Continue reading

Children Pass Peer Review, Ken Ham Doesn’t.

With a little help from trained professionals, a group of elementary school children has passed peer review with a genuinely novel scientific observation. “The experimenters have asked a scientific question and answered it well,” neuroscientists Laurence Maloney and Natalie Hempel wrote in commentary alongside the children’s report. The children did their research on bees’ ability … Continue reading

Foxhole Conversions

“There are no atheists in foxholes.”  This meme has been persistent, but we know for sure that it’s not true.  There are many organizations for service atheists, including the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers.  We’ve seen examples in the media of atheists who died serving their country.  There have been many legal battles over … Continue reading

Why We Need Holidays

Yesterday I gave you some of my thoughts on the “Holiday War.”  Today I want to talk about holidays in general.  To begin with, let’s think about what holidays are and what they mean. First, a holiday is usually a day off from work.  That’s not a small thing.  The U.S. still ranks in the … Continue reading

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Holidays, Culture, and Assimilation

No matter which side of the fence you live on, there’s a good chance you’ve found yourself caught in the middle of a “Holiday War.”  Maybe you’re an atheist who’s tired of hearing “Merry Christmas.”  Maybe you’re a Christian trying to preserve the “true meaning of the season” against the pagans, atheists, and Jews.  It’s … Continue reading

Republican Scientists (sic!)

In case you missed it, only 6% of American scientists are Republicans.  Nine percent identify as “conservative.”  Naturally, the question on every Republican’s mind these days is this:  How did the scientific community manage to get so far in the pocket of those evil communist, socialist, pinko liberal Democrats?!  How did the Democratic Machine manage … Continue reading

Questions and Answers

In 1519, Hernando Cortez dropped anchor just off the coast of what is now Mexico.  His men brought a native back to the ship.  Cortez asked the name of the exotic land, and the native responded, “Ma c’ubah than.” The accent was unfamiliar, and the Spaniard heard it as “Yucatan.” Today, maps the world over … Continue reading

Facebook Update

Facebook appears to be unyielding in their decision to disable my Hambydammit account.  So I’m starting from scratch.  My observation that the same reasoning they used to disable this account would have disabled Mark Twain or Anais Nin didn’t seem to phase them.  Apparently, if you’re not really famous, a pen name doesn’t do.  So … Continue reading

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