Your Argument Sucks

“Against logic there is no armour like ignorance.” -Laurence J. Peter I wrote a post a few weeks ago, explaining that simply because someone is in an establishment that serves alcohol, doesn’t give anyone license to hit on them. PZ Myers tweeted it and a bunch of crazies came out of the woodwork to tell … [Read more…]

Stop Hugging Me

“I can never consent to being dictated to.” -John Tyler As the whole harassment policy-conferences-feminism-sexism debacle drags on, there are more and more people writing dumbshit stuff about feminism and consent within the atheist community. I was reading through some skeptic blogs and read a few posts on hugging. This is one of them. This … [Read more…]

Book Club Follow Up – Travels Of A T-Shirt

For June, we talked about The Travels Of A T-Shirt In The Global Economy, a book by Pietra Rivoli which follows her journey to find the history of a t-shirt she purchased while on vacation. @orphanani reviewed the book. For July, we’re discussing The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and @erindoxtater is supposed to be … [Read more…]

Personal Responsibility

“The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.” -Dave Barry I caught this post on the Daily Dish regarding a plan to install wifi on NYC’s subway system. Sullivan takes a quote from this piece by Hanna Miet. Miet says: “We are being … [Read more…]