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Conscious pigs

Before I begin, I will say that I have not read any of the science, pseudo-science or even tabloid reports about the pig brains that have been supposedly, transiently, restored to function. 527 more words


Long Time Coming - I'm a Vegan

I recognized long ago that there are problems involved in eating meat. Over the years, I shifted more towards a plant-based diet and tried to pay attention to sourcing and avoiding factory-farmed products. 726 more words


I read a piece the other day titled something like The Field Guide To Finding Nice Guys. I know that’s not it, but it’s close enough, and I don’t really feel the need to look it up because I am not criticizing that piece specifically. 1,229 more words


The Age of Information and The Last Kabbalist

I remember as a 13 year old, attending a lesson at my school – the subject had something to do with the bible; probably Rashi – ( 975 more words


How Some in the Atheist Community are Responding to the Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in France

A brief post about how some atheists are responding to the fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France. At the Friendly Atheist, atheists were given the opportunity to help rebuild the monumental cathedral which is a key component of western civilization. 646 more words

Wondering Eagle

But More Importantly...

Those of you who follow my blog know that I’m virulently anti-gun. In fact, I’ll take any opportunity to slip my disdain for guns and the deplorable people who own them into any discussion. 539 more words

Do You Know What?

By Dean, Israel

It’s late at night and I had been up since 5 am. We’re somewhere in Jordan, a horizon of sand hidden in the darkness. 1,085 more words