Reason Rally: The Speech That Didn’t Happen

This is a repost from 2012, some things I wish had been said back then. (Look at the fifth paragraph in the Given Future section. Was that prophetic, or what?) Fortunately, Lawrence Krauss and Bill Nye addressed some of it this time around, but here I am anyway: Hank's Reason Rally Speech Just as we still talk about the Enlightenment, or the discovery of fire, a thousand years from now, people will still be talking about this moment.Because this is the moment when civilization left the … [Read more...]

Reason Rally Pics: The People

More photos from Reason Rally 2016. Also see Signs & Wonders, The Famous & Infamous, The Scene, and The Assholes.Any of the pics you want to see larger, click and click again to get the full-size image.The People:  … [Read more...]

Reason Rally Pics: Assholes

Religious evangelists flocked to Reason Rally like pedophiles to a Chuck E. Cheese ball pit.And yes, I call them Assholes. The first second I saw 'em when I got there Saturday morning, I thought "Yeah, you assholes just COULDN'T stay home and let us have our event. You HAD TO be here, didn't you, trying to spoil it."For more photos from Reason Rally 2016, also see Signs & Wonders, The Famous & Infamous, The Scene, and The People.The "AtheistMovie.com" banner was allegedly the … [Read more...]

Reason Rally Pics: Famous & Infamous

More photos from Reason Rally 2016. Also see Signs & Wonders, The People, The Scene, and The Assholes.I didn't get pics of everybody speaking -- I wasn't documenting the event so much as capturing my own impressions.As I said earlier, I wanted to do this as a slide show, but I don’t know how to do that with the interface here at Patheos. Any of the pics you want to see larger, click and then click again to get the full-size image.The Famous & Infamous:  … [Read more...]

Reason Rally Pics: Signs & Wonders

Got back from Reason Rally last night, exhausted. Whew! Great event, great time, great inspiration.I took lots and lots of photos. Rather than post them all in one big lump, I've divided them up into five themes: Signs & Wonders, The People of Reason Rally, The Famous & Infamous, The Scene, and The Assholes.I wanted to do this as a slide show, but I don't know how to do that with the interface here at Patheos. Any of the pics you want to see larger, click and then click again to … [Read more...]

Reason Rally: The Speech That Didn’t Happen

This is the speech I would have given, if I’d been asked to speak at the Reason Rally. No, there’s no reason anyone should have asked – I’m not well enough known just yet – but that didn’t stop me from wanting to be up on stage anyway. Saying this: Hank's Reason Rally Speech Just as we still talk about the Enlightenment, or the discovery of fire, a thousand years from now, people will still be talking about this moment.Because this is the moment when civilization left the launch pad. This is th … [Read more...]


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