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Sourland mountain 27 Aug 2013 | 04:38 am
So having mentioned the Sourland mountains (and laughed at their diminutive size) I looked them up, half thinking it might be just a family name for that tiny rise on the western horizon – but no, it’...
Learning to share 27 Aug 2013 | 03:50 am
It’s always a guy with three or four or six wives. Why not the other way around for a change? Well, in Kenya, three people have chosen that option. Two Kenyan men have signed an agreement to “marry” ...
Finally, polyandry gets a chance 27 Aug 2013 | 03:42 am
A woman in Kenya refused to choose between her two partners, so they agreed to share.
The rules 27 Aug 2013 | 03:32 am
I think I’ve figured out the rules now, with help from Tim Skellett aka “Gurdur” who explained it to Avicenna on Twitter. They go like this: When someone talks shit about “FTB” that doesn’t actually ...
On blasphemy, wielding both standards and stories 27 Aug 2013 | 12:32 am
Michael DeDora on using personal stories of persecution as well as arguments to enlighten.
The right to blaspheme 26 Aug 2013 | 11:38 pm
The Times of India picked up a tweet on blasphemy by Taslima. She makes us proud.
Cleric murders wife for refusing to wear a niqab 26 Aug 2013 | 10:23 pm
He left a note calling his action the best way to “punish his wife for rebelling against Allah’s orders.”
Butchered 26 Aug 2013 | 10:21 pm
Via Taslima – in Pakistan, a cleric cut his wife into pieces because she refused to wear a niqab and she sent their children to school. Ahmad Aziz, father of the deceased Farzana Bibi, 36, said that ...
An ugly trick of saying what is not true of any one you do not like 26 Aug 2013 | 04:16 am
Because it came up in a Twitter conversation (with Vlad Chituc and Michael Payton) and because sometimes a good polemical response is called for, I thought we should revisit Hazlitt’s Letter to Giffor...
Take that 26 Aug 2013 | 03:03 am
A friend on Twitter shared some flatulence de guerre: Well all right then! We’ve got precedent. Much more at io9.