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In Which I Disagree with the Smartest Man on the Planet

Stephen Hawking has been in the news recently for saying that aliens will likely be hostile to us poor Earthlings. In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was “perfectly rational” to assume intelligent life exists … Continue reading

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Astronauts in space

The Space Shuttle mission which just undocked from the International Space Station, STS-131, has beamed down from orbit some great photos of astronauts in space. This is a wonderful chance for us stuck planetside to remind ourselves that we have … Continue reading

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Scott Brown has failed his constituents

Depending who you ask, freshman Senator Scott Brown got himself elected on a platform of populist rage against health care reform, a reaction of populist frustration with the health care reform process on Capitol Hill, or a flood of insurance-company … Continue reading

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Why isn’t America sick of Sarah Palin yet?

More importantly, why does a recent Gallup poll, as reported by Newsweek, say that 58% of Republicans believe that Palin is qualified for the job of being President, but 65% of them would vote for her. For those of you … Continue reading

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got off easy

A judge has sentenced Dale and Leilani Neumann, Christian fundamentalists who were convicted of negligence in the death of their diabetic daughter when they prayed for her healing rather than contact any medical professional. They get six months in jail, … Continue reading

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I love the Daily Show

Red and blue states agree: Jon Stewart is America’s most trusted newsman, according to a Time.com poll. I had to wonder after learning this. The man is a satirist, after all. His delivery is sarcastic, his graphics are built around … Continue reading

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