I’ve moved!

•May 22, 2008 • 1 Comment

I’m now at humbuggery.net! new theme, new address, my other blog, “The Disparate Notions of a Lowly Mathematician” will be moving to it’s own space too.

This move is was done largely because I wanted some real server space for my projects, I’ve gone with nearlyfreespeech hosting, which — so far as I can tell — is a wonderful host, it allows for alot of really neat hosting options (Including HApps, a haskell-based web framework).

Also, NFSH only charges based on the bandwith, so by tacking on adds, the site should more or less pay for itself. (right now it costs me about 0.05$ a day, plus 15$ for a 2 year domain name registration).

Soon enough I’ll have a few sites set up over there, so come visit!




In the process of moving — a poem.

•May 21, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Dear Reader,

My posts, you may have noticed, are thinning

But friend, in reality, you’re winning.

A new provider I’ll find

Then leave wordpress.org behind.

And Humbuggery will continue blaspheming.


~~ Your humble Author, Joe

A note on Gay Marriage

•May 16, 2008 • 2 Comments

So- Apparently California overturned a statute that banned gay marriage. Let me take this opportunity to give one hearty “Fuck Yeah!” to the Californian Supreme Courts, thank you for not bending to fundie christianist idiocy.

I’d like to address the GLBT community now, I don’t know if there are any GLBT readers out there reading this, but I’d like to say that I think science and logic are on your side. Science has found some genetic basis for sexual preference, and logic tells me that — if it’s not your choice, then it shouldn’t be deemed “Wrong”. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m happy for you guys and girls, we in the skeptic community know that winning even a small victory against idiocy is satisfying, encouraging, and I just wanted to wish all the californian couples getting married in the near future good luck on their new, official, legal lives together.

Once again, Go Californian Supreme Court! May the FSM bless you and guide you by his noodley appendage!


The Omnibenevolent God

•April 30, 2008 • 6 Comments

Ahh the classic, the problem of evil. Stated simply by Epicurus as follows:


“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?

Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing?

Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able, and willing?

Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither able nor willing?

Then why call him God.”

In this episode, we’ll explore two ideas, omnibenevolence, and another interesting idea, omnimalevolence.

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A short note on comment policy

•April 27, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I have 3 rules for comments:


  1. In general, I do not delete comments.
  2. If the comment disagree’s with any belief or idea presented in this blog, fine, as long as it’s substantive.

I will not allow comments that are simply “This post sucks”, “You suck” or any variation of that sentiment, unless you can offer a convincing argument, or at least attempt to make a convincing argument.

The Omnipresent God

•April 25, 2008 • 9 Comments

This time, it’s omnipresence. I happen to like this one, it’s probably the most practical ‘power’ people ascribe to the deity. To be everywhere at once may seem to be a completely benign power, but as we’ll see, it really implies much more than might be thought at first glance. Without further pause, The Omnipresent God.

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The Omniscient God

•April 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

So, many say god is an all knowing entity, and with his infinite knowledge, he guides us in his perfect plan through life. In this entry in the series on god, I’ll disassemble The omniscient god, and show why it’s simply not possible to know everything.

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