Tag Archives: academic definitions

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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Tone and Trolling 2.0

So first off, this blog has gotten some new readers from repostings of my Six Things Not to Say about Religion post.  Thanks to Ian, Skeptic Griggsy, Levantium and Cristian for reposting!  And welcome to you newbies!  My name is … Continue reading

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Six Things Not to Say About Religions

Okay, this is going to be a slightly unusual post, but I’ve just started a new job, and as people learn about my academic research, I keep getting pulled into conversations ‘about religion’.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I … Continue reading

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Media discourse and media studies

So today in news that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been conscious for the last two decades, the American Sociological Review released a paper by Dr. Christopher Bail (who is not Batman but rather a sociologist … Continue reading

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