Joe Swam's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

What/Who/Why am I?

Please give my latest blog a read and let me know what you think:

Added by Joe Swam on July 24, 2011 at 4:52am — 6 Comments

Penn & Teller: Fool Us


This isn't necessarily "atheist" related. But Penn & Teller are a big part of the atheist and skeptical communities so I wanted to share it anyway. (until I saw Bullshit on Showtime and then heard Penn's radio show, I did not know of any other atheists than me).  Their new show titled Penn & Teller: Fool Us is on in the UK only, so here in the states you have to search for clips on YouTube.  Here are a few that just kill…


Added by Joe Swam on July 4, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments

"Teach the Controversy"

Check out the great shirts at Teach the Controversy


Just one example:…


Added by Joe Swam on July 4, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

The Pledge

Today being the celebration of our independence, I thought I'd share this clip of the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance:


As I'm sure all of you know, the original version did not include the "under god" portion. I myself stopped saying those two words in fifth grade, and it earned me a trip to the principals office (looking back on it, it's…


Added by Joe Swam on July 4, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Degrees of Creation

I was doing some typical web surfing the other day and I came across an article about Charles Darwin. It was one of those "This Day in History" type of articles. The date referenced was July 1, 1858 and the blurb read:

"1858: The Linnaean Society of London listens to the reading of a composite paper on how natural selection accounts for the… Continue

Added by Joe Swam on July 3, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

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