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Listening to the Kukuo tendaana explain local customs and beliefs
This is the fifth and final article in my series about Pathfinders Project for American Atheist magazine. Looking Back Listening to the Kukuo tendaana explain local customs and beliefs. Photo by Wendy Webber. In my earlier articles, I made frequent use of the phrase “humanist service” as though it is self-evident what the phrase [...]
Fri, Apr 03, 2015 5:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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As many of you are aware, I decided not to shave for the duration of Pathfinders Project. I buzzed my hair and my face early in the morning the day we left for Cambodia, and didn’t alter it again until well after we’d returned to the United States. To this [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:10:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
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The newest issue of American Atheist magazine is now on the shelves at Barnes & Noble, and it includes the fourth article in the “All of the Good, None of the God” series about Pathfinders Project. In Part One, each of the Pathfinders shared their reasons for embarking upon the [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Image via Southern Illinois University
So….. For your look into the glory that is the Wildlife of Colombia today, let me present to you : Psittacanthus gigas. Image via Southern Illinois University Psittacanthus gigas is a mistletoe from Colombia that was discovered by the late, great botanical explorer, Alwyn Gentry. It lives in the wild in three [...]
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 5:45:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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So… For your quick glimpse into the majesty that is the Colombian Ecosystem today, let me present to you to the Brown Hairy Dwarf Porcupine. Picture via Juan Villalba-Macías The Brown Hairy Dwarf Porcupine is one of the species listed as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, [...]
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 5:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Cotton Top Tamarin
So……. For your glimpse into the beauty that is the Colombian Ecosystem today, let me present to you to the Cotton-Top Tamarin. Picture via Wellington Zoo This adorable New-World primate (weighing in at less than 700 grams and 23cm from head to tail) is currently classified as Critically Endangered, and lives only in [...]
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 9:23:00 PM, Continue reading at the source