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Divine Guidance

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Today’s Our Periodic Pasta:

“I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.”

Susan B. Anthony


How to Survive a Tornado

A tornado near Seymour, Texas

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Follow these expert tips to increase your chances of surviving a tornado:

In a building

  • Put as many walls as possible between you and the wind (e.g., a closet, bathroom, or interior hallway).
  • Put on a football or bicycle helmet (seriously).
  • Don’t open any windows (for some reason there’s an urban myth out there that this is a good idea).

In a vehicle

  • Don’t take shelter under an overpass (it acts as a wind tunnel, making matters worse).
  • Drive to a building (fast-food restaurant walk-in coolers are good shelters).
  • Find an escape route that takes you 90 degrees from the tornado’s path instead of trying to outrun it.
  • If you can’t make it to a building, abandon your vehicle and try to get into a nearby ditch or culvert.

(source: NPR)


Deepak Chopra: Master Purveyor of Bafflegab

Deepak Chopra in November 2006, speaking at Yahoo.

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PZ Myers:

That long-winded charlatan, Deepak Chopra, has scribbled up a whiny criticism of Hitchens’ address in absentia to the American Atheists. Hitchens wrote a wonderful, brave, and inspiring exposition on his mortality, and urged everyone to keep up the gallant fight; Chopra carps and squirms, trying to find an excuse to reject Hitchens’ argument. He fails pathetically…(link)


Atheist Fools

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More than 2,000 years ago, whoever wrote Psalm 14 claimed that atheists were foolish and corrupt, incapable of doing any good. These put-downs have had sticking power. Negative stereotypes of atheists are alive and well. Yet like all stereotypes, they aren’t true — and perhaps they tell us more about those who harbor them than those who are maligned by them. So when the likes of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich engage in the politics of division and destruction by maligning atheists, they do so in disregard of reality.  (link)