Daily Archives: March 10, 2014

Beware False Memes

by | March 10, 2014

I came across this meme on Twitter today. It is a nice quote that seems to support a Humanist outlook, but unfortunately it isn’t accurate & I’ve noted the errors in notes on the meme itself.   Wrong Emperor This isn’t Marcus Aurelius, it’s Caracalla. Marcus Aurelius has more of a full beard & lots… Read more »

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A Crossbeam Is Not a Miracle

by | March 10, 2014

In September 2011, the Washington Post published a series of “9/11 memorials.” One of the memorials is “The Story of the Cross at Ground Zero“: The shape was oddly identifiable in the blasted wreckage of the World Trade Center, standing upright amid beams bent like fork tines and jagged, pagan-seeming tridents. A grief-exhausted excavator named… Read more »

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Rape Couture: Moving the goalposts

by | March 10, 2014

When I was younger I had a lesbian friend, haven’t seen her in years. One night we had a conversation about a one-nighter she had. She knew this girl socially, and they had been drinking and went back to her place. They had all kinds of sex. The next day, the girl wouldn’t return her… Read more »

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