Daily Archives: October 26, 2006

The definition of a “kill-joy”


It may be the season for vampires, ghosts and zombies. Just remember, they’re not real, warns physicist Costas Efthimiou.  Obviously, you might say. But Efthimiou, a professor at the University of Central Florida, points to surveys that show American gullibility for the supernatural. 

I lean towards the “ghosts exist” side, but I don’t have a problem with doing studies like this.  I do, however, have a problem with reporting on this kind of study leading up to Halloween .   Who stole your bag of candy as a kid?  Terrible angle on the Halloween story, guys.  What’s next? Proof Santa can’t get down chimneys?  You don’t have to believe in ghosts and ghouls, but please, don’t ruin it for everyone else.

Thank you.

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Sanity prevails (for now)


A Danish court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslim organizations against the newspaper that first published the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that touched off protests in the Islamic world.

Nice to see that someone is standing up to the “faux offended”.

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