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On flossing

So I want to talk about flossing, not because I have very strong feelings about dental hygiene, but because there’s been some interesting developments in what we know about flossing in the last few weeks that I think serve as … Continue reading

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On looking like a duck.

Okay, so I’ve been debating whether to write this post, as for my normal readership, I feel like this is really preaching to the choir.  However, it’s also really stuck in my head, so I figure getting it on paper … Continue reading

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Transliteration, spelling, and pronunciation

Happy New Amended Gregorian calendar!  I would say that my New Year’s resolution is to update more often, but that would be a total lie. Actually, my resolution/plan for this year is basically the PhD comic one, so updates will … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins says dumb stuff (again).

Maybe I need to start a “Richard Dawkins says dumb stuff” tag… So last week, the Professor for the Public Understanding of Science tweeted: “All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things … Continue reading

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When do the Arabs become the Muslims?

Okay, so almost kind of back to writing regularly … a few weeks later than expected.  My apologies, once again.  As I mentioned in my last post, I was back in the UK two weeks ago, in order to participate … Continue reading

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Dawkins, atheism, and the right to discuss religions

Okay, so this has been sitting in my ‘to post’ folder for a while, so now it feels a bit dated, but I’m posting it anyways because… well, because it’s my blog and I’ll do as I like, really.  But … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson says Islam is not a religion.

In ‘news we should definitely all take seriously and not just giggle about like I did for a good five minutes’ news, Pat Robertson has decreed that Islam is not a religion, but rather it’s “demonic,” “a violent political system … Continue reading

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