Saturday, October 3, 2015

All blogs are mortal; Skeptic's Play is a blog

I've decided to move to another location!  My new blog is A Trivial Knot.

If you follow me by RSS, please use my new feed!

I have fond memories of my eight years on Skeptic's Play, but let's not go overboard with the nostalgia since I'm still here blogging about more or less the same stuff.  If for some reason you do want to dwell on the past, this is the collection of my "best" posts.

Update: I moved my blog again, to FreethoughtBlogs.  The above links have all been updated, but if you're interested in the intermediate blog, it's here.

Comments on this blog are closed permanently.

Skeptic's Play is mortal.  Farewell.

8th Bloggiversary!

Today's my 8th and final bloggiversary!  As usual, I will celebrate by picking out my favorite posts from the last year.

Critical thinking
The moral horror that is ourselves
Make an ass out of you and everyone
What is an apology?
Sexual economics, a theory in need of reworking

Five awful things about God's Not Dead
A critique of secular humanism
The tone argument, in retrospect

The nightmarish collision of FTB and Tumblr (FTBCon panel)
Asexual, because reasons
How identity is like a democracy

Social justice
My thoughts on trigger warnings
Cis diversity and Cis by default and privilege
Race is allowed to be complicated

An altruistic prisoner's dilemma 
Utilitarianism to deontology
Debugging the ontological argument

In praise of the most important relationship
Nintendo as cultural import
Ignoring the dystopia


See this page for the collection of best posts from previous years.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Icosahedron with Curves

Icosahedron with Curves, by Meenakshi Mukerji

I don't have much to say about this one, except that it consists of 30 units.  Each unit takes one red piece of paper and one blue.  The red and blue are deliberately patterned in such a way so as to look chaotic.

Alas!  This is the only angle you will ever see, for this is the only photo I have of a now dead model.  When I moved apartments over a year ago, it was among those that did not survive.

I have no regrets.  Origami lives, and then dies.  As it is, I have too much "living" origami, and the amount of space it takes up is the biggest thing discouraging me from making more.  Probably the solution is to give more of it away as gifts.