Lunch Break Theater: The Origins of Morality

Of all the “celeb” atheists I have met, Dr. Andy Thomson is one of the best. We have only met a handful of times, and he has always been very polite and pleasant. He and I spoke briefly at the recent AAI conference, and I’m sure he is unaware of how much he actually helped [Read More…]

NPR: Is This Your Brain On God?

As someone who had a life changing “born again” experience, I have been fascinated with the study of how the brain creates these spiritual experiences. NPR has an absolutely wonderful 5 part study entitled┬áThe Science of Spirituality. From the site: Is This Your Brain On God? More than half of adult Americans report they have [Read More…]

AA 2009: Andy Thomson & Richard Dawkins

The Richard Dawkins Foundation has made available the video from both their speeches at the 2009 American Atheist Convention. Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson Get out your notepads, because you will want to take notes. Richard Dawkins (w/ Q&A) Dawkins is great as always. After the speech, Dawkins got some slack for [Read More…]