Reminder: Daylight Atheism St. Louis Meetup

In case anyone missed the earlier announcement, a reminder: I'll be in St. Louis, Missouri this coming weekend, January 16th and 17th. We've already made plans for a meetup of area atheists/skeptics on Saturday night. If you're in the area and are interested, it's not too late to attend - leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I'll forward you the details. … [Read more...]

Photo Sunday: Bird Rock

Monterey Bay, California, June 17, 2006. Photo credit: Peter Nothnagle. Click for larger version. … [Read more...]

Weekly Link Roundup

A couple of noteworthy articles from this week that I didn't have time to write more about:• To begin with, there's this excellent and in-depth profile of the FFRF's Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, from a local alternative paper in Madison.• Archaeologists have discovered a genuine burial shroud from the first century CE. Unlike the Shroud of Turin, its radiocarbon date fixes it to the correct time period; it also has a very different weave than the more famous Turin … [Read more...]

Photo Sunday: Newfallen

In honor of the season, and of all the frigid weather we've been having here in the Northeast, here's the first Photo Sunday of the new year. Stay warm!Snow on pine needles, New York City, New York, December 2009. Photo by the author. Camera details: Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. Click for larger version. … [Read more...]

Daylight Atheism St. Louis Meetup

Since last September's Los Angeles readers' meetup went so well, I think it's time to repeat the experiment!Next month, I'll be in St. Louis, Missouri over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, January 16th and 17th. Are there any readers in the area who would be interested in meeting up? If so, leave a comment or send me an e-mail. Let me know when you'll be available and if there are any local restaurants or other points of interest you especially recommend. … [Read more...]

Photo Sunday: Solstice Walk

Johnson County, Iowa, December 21, 2006. Photo credit: Peter Nothnagle. Click for larger version. … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Feedback on The Aura of Infallibility

About two weeks ago, the following comment was posted on the thread "The Aura of Infallibility" by one of the Christians whom I originally quoted in that post.There were some other discussions going on at the time and it fell off the recent comments list before it could attract any replies, and I thought it deserved some. So, I'm promoting it to its own thread. I'll write my own response to it (and I'll contact Matt to let him know about this post) - but readers, what say you?Hi all,I am … [Read more...]

Photo Sunday: The Old Bridge

Hudson Highlands Nature Center, November 2009. Photo by the author. Camera details: Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. Click for larger version. … [Read more...]

Weekly Link Roundup

For the holiday season, some goodies this weekend:• First up, some music for the season: the blogger Lirone, of Words That Sing, in collaboration with William Morris, composer in residence at the British Humanist Association (did you know the British Humanist Association had a composer in residence? me neither!), has written a humanist carol, Gathering Round the Fire. It's 99 cents on iTunes, and all profits will go to the BHA. I downloaded and listened to it, and I enjoyed it greatly. … [Read more...]

Photo Sunday: Bright Angel

Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon. Photo credit: Pradeep Satyaprakash. … [Read more...]