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December 31, 2008
Do You Really Believe That? (Xenu/Thetans)
Although past installments of "Do You Really Believe That?" have skewered absurd beliefs from other...
December 29, 2008
All Things in Moderation
In last month's post "Down to Earth", I discussed Thomas Jefferson's ideal of rich simplicity,...
December 28, 2008
The 30th Humanist Symposium
In the fireplace, the flames are burning down to embers, casting flickering patterns of light...
December 26, 2008
How to Think Critically: Testimonials
The testimonial is the favorite tool of pseudoscientists everywhere. Search the internet far and wide,...
December 24, 2008
What I Want For Christmas
In 1897, Robert Ingersoll wrote "What I Want for Christmas". This short essay was a...
December 23, 2008
New Post on Dangerous Intersection
I've put up a new post on Dangerous Intersection, a review of The Omnivore's Dilemma...
December 22, 2008
Earlier this month, I wrote about how Hanukkah's prominence was the plan of reformist rabbis,...
December 21, 2008
A Solstice Sermon
In past years, I've used the occasion of the winter solstice to deliver a brief...
December 19, 2008
The Roots of the War on Christmas
This year, as they do every year, the religious right is engaging in its annual...
December 18, 2008
Rick Warren? Shame On You, Obama!
Via multiple sources (Greta Christina, Pam Spaulding, Glenn Greenwald, Americans United, as well as others),...
December 17, 2008
One of the great virtues of market forces is that they consistently reward investors who...
December 15, 2008
Pandagon's recent post on Carlton Pearson, and the comment thread there, got me thinking about...
December 14, 2008
Poetry Sunday: Thanksgiving
I haven't featured any compositions by the freethinking poet Philip Appleman lately, so with this...
December 12, 2008
A Glimpse of the Garden
By way of Pandagon, I came across this incredible story from NPR's This American Life,...
December 10, 2008
Strange and Curious Sects: The Millerites
Today's edition of "Strange and Curious Sects" concerns a now-defunct religious group, but one which...
December 08, 2008
Take Action: Support Atheism in Washington State
Last week, in "Getting Our Message Out", I wrote about the winter solstice sign that...
December 08, 2008
We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements - transportation, communications, and all...
December 07, 2008
Announcements and Miscellany
• Daylight Atheism reader Juan Felipe has completed Spanish translations of two more Ebon Musings...
December 05, 2008
For the sake of the holidays, here's a bit of nostalgia: My parents came from...
December 03, 2008
Speaking Truth to Popularity
When the great freethought orator Robert Ingersoll died in 1899, the New York Times eulogized...
December 02, 2008
Getting Our Message Out
As atheists grow in political power and begin to exert our influence, we should expect...
December 01, 2008
New on Ebon Musings: The Pillars of the Earth
A new essay, "The Pillars of the Earth", has been posted on Ebon Musings. This...
November 30, 2008
The Age of Wonder
If you search the internet, it's not hard to find New Agers and others who...
November 28, 2008
On the Mumbai Terror Attacks
I had planned to post on a different topic today, but my attention has been...
November 26, 2008
Teaching the Controversy
When two groups of experts disagree about a controversial subject that intersects the public school...
November 24, 2008
The Decline of the Catholic Church
In this past August's post "On Desecration", concerning the infamous PZ Myers wafer affair, I...
November 23, 2008
Poetry Sunday: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Most connoisseurs of poetry have heard of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a collection of...
November 22, 2008
Open Thread: Shameless Self-Promotion Day
Since I've just wrapped up my series on blogging, it seemed appropriate to do this....
November 21, 2008
On Blogging II
Growing a Community Yesterday's post offered advice to potential writers about starting a weblog of...
November 20, 2008
On Blogging I
Starting Your Site Several bloggers I follow regularly, including Atheist Revolution, A Load of Bright,...
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