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Ten cats but one less person

The “Ten Cats” comic strip  written by Graham Harrop is well worth following, for it describes the adventures of Annie and ten cats who all live in a warehouse.  Apparently Linda, one of the strip’s regular commenters, passed away, and Harrop provided a touching tribute: p.s. Please don’t tell me that it’s one “fewer” person; Pinker dispels a lot of the “less/fewer” […]

Philosopher John Gray denigrates reason and promotes religion on the BBC

John N. Gray (b. 1948) is an English political philosopher  who is an emeritus professor at the London School of Economics.  According to Wikipedia, he “contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplementand the New Statesman, where he is the lead book reviewer.” For a philosopher, Gray shows a curious tendency to denigrate reason and praise faith. We’ve […]

A cherry Sunday in Dobrzyn

I’ll try to post each day about the previous day’s activities here. Note, though, that “activities” consist largely of working and eating, with occasional walkies. That routine is now established in Dobrzyn, although a new element (the cherry harvest) began at 7 a.m. today (Monday; photos tomorrow). My book is undergoing editorial review, so I have a […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Stephen Barnard  from Idaho sent three photos of the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor). As he pointed out to me, they’re closely related to the nightjar (they are both in the family Caprimulgidae), but they are much easier to spot. See? Where are its feet? As Wikipedia notes: Nighthawks have small feet, of little use for walking, and long […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Haggard after a long trip (which is why I look so dreadful), I greet the Furry Navel of the World. And, yes, I brought her presents. . . Jerry: I’ve been missing you. Hili: Me too, I hope you have some presents for me. In Polish: Jerry: Tęskniłem za tobą. Hili: Ja też, mam nadzieję, że […]

McLeroy replies about the crucifixion

Okay, for a one-time bonus, I have allowed creationist and Biblical literalist  Don McLeroy to answer your questions about the supposed 500 witnesses to the Crucifixion, and I’ve asked him to respond to all of the readers’ serious questions.  He has begun to do so. But this is your chance to question a true believer […]

The Jesus Delusion

Don McLeroy, former head of the Texas State Board of Education and a regular member for several years during The Great Texas Textbook Wars, added his own comment (he’s moderated) to the post “Catholic biologist Ken Miller talks about God and evolution”. This is what appeared on my dashboard. McLeroy, as many of you know, is […]

Beware of the cat

Here’s a funny sign put up before a party and then posted on Twi**er: Actually, most cats fit that description: narcissistic, sybaritic, affectionate only when they get something out of it, like fusses or food. Why, then, do we love them so? h/t: Barry

Burger King introduces a “gay pride” burger, Christians worried that believers may consume one inadvertently

But why? Do they think it will turn them gay? What with Hobby Lobby, Chick fil A, and other right-wing and/or religious businesses flaunting their faith or even enforcing it on employees, it’s good to see a chain—a big one—come out in favor of gay rights. It’s Burger King, which, in early July, briefly sold a “Proud […]

I have landed

It was a long journey to Poland, as usual, with a half-hour drive closely following a two-hour train ride closely following a nine-hour plane flight. But I have at last landed in Dobryzyn, and am in the capable hands of Andrzej and Malgorzata, and in the capable paws of The Furry Princess of Poland. Oh, […]

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