Nothing To Do With Atheism, Everything To Do With Coolness

Brian Dettmer does art. I saw something like this a few years ago — I guess it must have been his work — and I love it.  … [Read more...]

Free Will … Maybe – Part 1

Despite the fact that Daniel Fincke and I once, a long time back, mutually challenged each other to debate it, I’ve been putting off this post, or any post on the subject, for some time. And I’ll tell you why:Mainly, I’ve just realized, it’s because I’m afraid of it.For someone like Sam Harris to say explicitly that free will is an illusion, or for Daniel Fincke, whom I respect, to assert the same thing, disturbs me greatly.Because ... no free will? That’s like saying “You’re not real, you’ … [Read more...]

On My Slaveholding Ancestors

Regarding ancestral slave owning (which accusation some complete and utter idiot has attempted to smear Richard Dawkins with — and no, I'm not linking to it, because I don't link to complete and utter idiots): Just in case the charge is ever leveled at me: … [Read more...]

Never Too Late for a Good Review!

Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism reviewed my book!His review post is from Feb. 1, but I only just found it. In this book, he definitively puts to rest the oft-heard stereotype that atheism is a worldview solely for egghead ivory-tower intellectuals, not for heartland salt-of-the-earth folks. As he writes in the intro, "I've been a ranch hand, mule packer, wilderness guide, carpenter, truck driver, meat cutter, roofer, and a lot of other stuff besides... This is how I see the world." [ ... ] There … [Read more...]

Titty Baby: Gratuitously Insulting Political Poster

Forgive me if you don't agree with the content or tone of the following. It's in response to some things on Facebook this morning, a cutting reminder that — to me, at least — there's a bigger picture in this election cycle.(Of course, as is usual for me, it's probably too long to be really effective. So if you hate it, content yourself that it will probably make no noticeable splash in the current political pool.)Click here: TittyBaby … [Read more...]

Okay, So It’s Not Flying Cars …

But still. Google’s self-driving car has been demoed a number of times over the past few years — “Good Morning America” even took it for a spin in 2010. But the pedal’s about to  be really put to the metal in Nevada.Nevada’s Legislative Commission has approved regulations that would allow self-driving vehicles on the state’s roadways. Sweet, huh? Near as I can tell from the story, it's a bit of bracing open-mindedness on the part of Nevada state legislators. They're willing, basically, to serve … [Read more...]


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