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April 10, 2013
Book Review: Sex at Dusk
I just finished reading Sex at Dusk, independent scholar Lynn Saxon's reply to Christopher Ryan...
March 15, 2013
Book Review: Sex at Dawn, Part II
(See part 1 here.) Primitive Warfare As part of the sex-as-social-glue hypothesis, SaD asserts that...
March 12, 2013
Book Review: Sex at Dawn
Summary: An interesting but sloppy argument that would have been much improved by more careful...
February 26, 2013
The Intellectual Sterility of Creationism
In honor of Darwin Day earlier this month, Slate ran a thorough article about the...
February 24, 2013
Weekend Coffee: Making the Blind See Again
As science marches on, the miraculous cures that past ages dreamed of are slowly becoming...
January 26, 2013
Weekend Coffee: Bring on the Autonomous Cars!
Self-driving robot cars could revolutionize our ideas of transportation, and they'll be here sooner than...
January 24, 2013
No Greater Power
When you arise from the abyssal depths of self-chosen slavery, when you step out from...
December 07, 2012
The Republican Stupid-Party Spiral Dilemma
In an interview late last month, Republican senator Marco Rubio, who's widely viewed to be...
October 28, 2012
Open Thread: Weather Stories
Well, once again, a major storm is heading toward the East Coast and New York...
September 07, 2012
If the Secret Really Worked…
I've written in the past about the Secret, more properly called the Law of Attraction,...
August 06, 2012
One-Half of One Cent
As I'm writing this post, NASA's latest Mars mission - the Mars Science Laboratory, also...
July 23, 2012
I usually write optimistic posts. This is going to be a scary one. I apologize...
July 20, 2012
The Creation Order of Genesis
The discovery of the Higgs boson brought forth a fresh crop of high-minded religious apologists...
July 17, 2012
Is Your Soul an Information Field in Another Dimension?
[Author's Note: In keeping with the tradition that whenever you have a blog post whose...
July 06, 2012
People of Light and Darkness
The big news this week is that the Large Hadron Collider, the massive particle accelerator...
June 06, 2012
Most of us, especially if we follow the principles of critical thinking, go through life...
May 21, 2012
In Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World, there's a chapter titled "Maxwell and the Nerds" about...
May 12, 2012
Weekend Coffee: The 3D Printing Revolution
For a mental health break, this weekend I wanted to write about something extremely cool:...
May 02, 2012
Why I Identify as a Skeptic
My friend Sarah Moglia has written an essay, titled Why I Don't Call Myself a...
March 29, 2012
More Elucidation of Mansplanation
My previous post on the term "mansplaining" was turning into a zombie thread, so I...
March 02, 2012
Is There Progress in Religion?
I wanted to pull this exchange out of the comments, because I thought it was...
February 16, 2012
The Atheist Cosmological Argument
In my past writings, I've made it a hobby to call attention to potent, but...
January 11, 2012
Evolution Is Still Happening: Beneficial Mutations in Humans
One of my all-time most popular posts on Daylight Atheism, "The Scars of Evolution", lists...
January 08, 2012
A Geological Mystery
This weekend, I was upstate in the Hudson Valley visiting my parents, and we went...
December 23, 2011
The Problem of the Magi
If you search on "what the Bible says about astrology", you'll get a flood of...
December 23, 2011
A New Spin on a Holiday Classic
If you've still got an appetite for holiday links, I'd like to point you to...
December 11, 2011
Pseudoscience Without the Science
I was at the pharmacy the other day when I happened to notice this little...
December 02, 2011
The Purview of Skepticism
I may have mentioned that, at Skepticon IV, JT Eberhard gave a fantastic talk on...
November 02, 2011
Sand Grains on a Distant Shore
In his book Unweaving the Rainbow, Richard Dawkins opens with an arresting analogy: "We are...
October 13, 2011
The World Is Just Awesome
One of the major changes that's come with the new site is that here, every...
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