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The Gay Stigma

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Destructive hatreds often harm innocent people. We'd like them to harm the people doing the hating, see that instant kharma, feel the god's wheels grinding nice and small, but that is rarely the case. AIDS and HIV in the United States: AIDS is the No. 1 killer of black women between ...

The Evolution Of Elections - Intelligent Design Debunked

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

As we move closer to the election, I've witnessed a phenomena that has only recently begun to make sense to me (by the fact that it doesn't make sense). First, I have to hand it to my Republican friends...their tenacity in creating tangible talking points out of thin air is ...

Defrosting The Denial - The Bitter Bite Of 700 Billion Deaths

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Conventional wisdom would suggest that Americans should be heartened by the plan to stabilize the struggling financial industry. We Americans like action as it soothes the angst created by a stock market in free fall, a housing industry in the tank, a shrinking supply of job prospects, and a general ...

Riz Khan Discusses Darwin’s Legacy With D’Souza & Dawkins

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

In the first of the following videos, Riz Khan discusses Darwin's legacy with Dinesh D'Souza and Richard Dawkins. I'm not usually a fan of D'Souza, but I can at least appreciate his willingness to accept evolutionary theory...especially given his history as a religious apologist. Beyond that, D'Souza quickly moves into ...

Washington — Assisted Suicide Law

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Washington will soon become (if there’s a God) the second state to have an assisted suicide law. Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act has been in effect since 1997. The initiative has already gotten more than enough signatures. Assuming enough of these signatures will be valid, the assisted suicide law will be ...

FISA: Four, Three, Two, One…Is What Counts Gone?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

When in the course of human events is truth self-evident? Or is truth a declaration independent of our capacity to recognize it? Is there a point at which the collective truth of yesterday is no longer sufficient to hold together that which seemed to be a more perfect union? Are ...

Spiral Up - Nathan’s Story

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The following video is a trailer for a documentary titled, Spiral Up. The film's release date has yet to be established. The film was the idea of Scott Seskind, a social worker at a nursing home in Boulder where Nathan, the subject of the documentary (who also has Huntington's Disease) ...

So You Think You Have Health Insurance?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Take a look at this video titled "Insurance Jive" - it dramatizes the way that insurance companies in California have begun making a systematic practice of illegally cancelling people's policies if they actually have the nerve to get sick; in the actual case portrayed in the video, Health Net cancelled ...

WHO Updates AIDS Model - Guess Who Attaches Moral Judgement?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The inclination to view natural disasters and disease as signs of God's wrath remains a frightening demonstration of the dangers of religious dogma. Time and again, a vocal group of religious leaders attribute these tragedies to the morality of those affected. One long standing example is HIV/AIDS, though there are ...

The Ultimate Sacri-farce

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Waaaay back in the day, BIO was fortunate to have Bob Geiger on the roster for a bit. Bob's got a post up today that had me cheering and fist pumping at my desk. The title? Dead Troops Remembered by the President Who Had Them Killed. That, folks, is calling like ...

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