Archive for the 'Brain & Behavior' category

Today is The Rapture

May 21 2011 Published by under Fucking with your head, Religion

If you are reading this, then one of two possibilities are true for you: either you are a godless liberal heathen (like myself) or you are in a time zone that has not yet been Raptured. Because god arranged for The Rapture to occur at dinnertime in everyone's time zone.

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I get misdirected email

Jan 04 2011 Published by under Mental Health

As if my own fan club isn't obnoxious enough, now I am getting some of PZ's email, too. This email was sent to me (what do I look like, a fucking secretary?), so before I take out the trash, I am sharing the wealth. Maybe you'll find this amusing.

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The Noble Art of Verbal Abuse

Aug 28 2010 Published by under Humor, Sexuality, Streaming videos, Teaching

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Those of you who think Bob O'Hara is a cruel anti-religion Cyber-bully will be very impressed with this: he used your reader comments as a recommendation to design and teach a class at his university. This class, entitled "the Noble Art of Verbal Abuse," is already making a difference as you can see in this world exclusive video from the first day of his class:
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The Mystery of the Family That Walks on All Fours

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This fascinating video is a complete episode of the American science program, Nova. This episode is about a Turkish family where all the children -- who are adults -- walk on all fours. This episode, which started out as an exploration of the neurobiology and genetics behind this curious behavior turned into a touching human story about a family trying to deal with a devastating disability.
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The Cult of Christ

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The following video is an instructional parody on the program, "How to be a cult leader." This video is interlaced with real footage of Christians engaging in behavior that is identical to brainwashed cult members.

Although the vast majority of Christians do not engage in the extreme behavior depicted in this video, the kinds of abuse propagated in the name of Christianity must be brought to the attention of moderate Christians everywhere.
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Apparently, God Lives Somewhere in London

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God-mocking Sunday and silly Saturday collide in this strange video that is sure to give you a smile before you sit down to watch sports on the TV, or go to the pub to watch sports on the TV, or go to the gym to watch sports on the TV ...
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The Bull That Didn't Know the Rules

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Yesterday morning while I was in the gym, I saw this footage over and over and over again on the national news. Even with my language barrier, it's not difficult to figure out what was happening nor what the eventual outcome would be.
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Mosque-Erade

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Why does this hilarious video remind me of Dr. Laura Schlessinger's recent on-air explosion filled with racist epitaphs, followed the next day by her pretend apology, which was followed a few hours later by her bold assertion that her First Amendment rights have been violated?
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The Internet

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The video trailer of this theatre performance, The Internet, looks very interesting, but as usual with anything interesting, I have to be in NYC to see it. If you are in NYC, please do go see it and report back to me what you thought of it, okay?
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Phil Plait: Don't Be A Dick

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In late July 2010, Bad Astronomer and skeptic, Phil Plait, gave a thoughtful public presentation called "Don't Be A Dick." This presentation discusses how one presents their skepticism to the public and how they discuss it publicly. There was a lot of positive reaction to the talk, but also some criticism.
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