Monday, November 6, 2017

Buzzfeed is Stealing Content

Wow. Has it been THIS long since I posted here?  That is wrong.

Anyway. YouTube Atheist and Skeptic +JaclynGlenn has been a fave of mine for years.  Well she has new content over at FullScreen (yet one more reason for me to subscribe) and it looks good.

You have to pay to see it. BUT if you don't want to I guess Buzzfeed has been stealing her content.

You can hear her talk about it here:






I can't stand content thieves. 

I know Jaclyn had her own issues with content borrowing in the past. But she owned up to that, apologized and made amends.   Watch her videos and see the side by side comparisons.  It's not as bad as say Gus Van Sant's Pyscho remake, but close.

There really is not much she can do I guess. I can do even less. But I can show my support and boost the signal a bit more.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Homo Naledi and the Dawn of Humanity

Lots of great new news coming out about the newly discovered Homo Naledi.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-change/

The is a new PBS Documentary about the Dawn of Humankind out on Sept. 16, but you can watch it now.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/dawn-of-humanity.html

Enjoy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Next Project

I really enjoy all the atheists, skeptics and free thinkers on YouTube.

So I am working on a play list of some of my favorites and I am also working on another playlist of ones I want to share with my kids.

When I am done I will post them here.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian

I came across this video from the Amazing Atheist and I want to share it.
Warning: If you have never watched the AA be warned, his language is of the very colorful AngloSaxon variety.  That is the polite way of say he swears like a fucking sailor.

Here is the video.



I backed Sarkeesian early on because I felt what she was doing was "good work"  but since then I have had some issues with the product coming out.

1. Where are they?  Like TJ says at this rate it will be 2021 before she is done.

2. Shoddy Research.  A lot of her videos are shot to prove a pre determined conclusion.  Plus she relies on ancedotes and research that have been disproven (video games for example do not cause people to act out violently).

3. No comments on Videos?  I know she gets a lot idiots posting to her videos.  But some of us would like to engage in some real conversation and keeping the comments closed on her videos sends the message that she is not interested in actually having a discussion.

I am still happy I put some money towards this.  But as a Kickstarter backer I am disappointed about the product I am getting back.

Monday, April 6, 2015

New URL and other updates

Wow. I really suck at this.  Well, not really I guess. I do update my Other Side blog daily, but this little corner of my personal internet seems a bit more dusty.

Anyway I have updated the URL around here, http://atheism.timsbrannan.com/.

I have to think about the future of this place.

I will admit I don't read as many atheism blogs as I used too.  I think the future of atheism has to move beyond the internet and into "the real world".

I got a few more atheism books for Christmas, so once I get to those I might have more to say.