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The Parking Garage of the Fates

The Parking Garage of the Fates

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine”: so...

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Richard Dawkins, Cyclops of Science

Richard Dawkins, Cyclops of Science

Richard Dawkins must be one execrable speck of a man. The outspoken atheist never tires...

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Was Karl Marx a Dirty, Filthy, Rotten Bigot?

Was Karl Marx a Dirty, Filthy, Rotten Bigot?

I believe modern society would be far saner and healthier if it worshiped Groucho Marx...

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The Myth of Prejudice

The Myth of Prejudice

I don’t believe in racism, sexism, or homophobia. There, I said it. While all three...

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The Strange Evolution of Eugenics

The Strange Evolution of Eugenics

Predictably, responses to veteran New York Times genetics reporter Nicholas Wade’s...

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Lost in Space

Lost in Space

The world is too much with us, late and soon. Before long, it can begin to seem...

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Little Selfies on Hogwash Mountain

Little Selfies on Hogwash Mountain

A “selfie,” when posted by an even remotely attractive girl, is a bit like...

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No Light at the End of the Cosmos

No Light at the End of the Cosmos

There is no magic in the new Cosmos—no angels or demons, no dragons in Eden, just...

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What’s the Matter With Blackface?

What’s the Matter With Blackface?

Last week, some rich guy at a party in Vienna may have grabbed Kim Kardashian’s ass and...

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Who Will Hire the Hangman?

Who Will Hire the Hangman?

Why should the dying have all the best deaths? Fatal illness is not the only form of...

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In Defense of Bronies

In Defense of Bronies

Ridiculing “Bronies”—those fanboys who are obsessed with the TV show My Little...

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The Strategic Beer Initiative

The Strategic Beer Initiative

As cultures ancient and modern continue their clash along the bleeding arc from...

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10 Great Things About the Brits

10 Great Things About the Brits

A lot of things about Great Britain aren’t so great. Their bathrooms are freezing and...

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A Sozzled Apprehension of Politics

A Sozzled Apprehension of Politics

I am seated in front of the Optiplex, drinking Padre Kino red and garnering insight....

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