Video: My Dating and Relationships Panel at Skepticon V

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     As I mentioned earlier, I took part in a discussion panel at Skepticon V last month, How Should Rationalists Approach Relationships and Marriage?The video of that panel is now available online, so if you'd like to see it, enjoy:Thanks to Jesse Galef for inviting me to participate, and thanks as well to my fellow panelists Chana Messinger, Matt Dillahunty, and Julia Galef. We'll have to do this again sometime... like maybe next year! … [Read more...]

Video! My Speech at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance Convention

This past July, I had the privilege of being one of the keynote speakers at the Secular Student Alliance's annual convention in Columbus, Ohio. I've been promising video, but until now, I've only had this teaser photo. Well, I'm happy to say your waiting is over, because the SSA has just posted the full talk on their YouTube channel. Here it is:(Most of my slides are visible in the video, but I can also provide the full set on request.) Thanks to the SSA for inviting me! It was an honor to … [Read more...]

Hear Me on Freethought Radio!

Over the weekend, I was interviewed by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor from the Freedom from Religion Foundation for their Freethought Radio show. That episode is now available for download and podcast, so if you'd like to hear me talk, give it a listen! In the interview, we talk about my new book, Daylight Atheism, and several of the arguments advanced in it: including the basis of atheist morality, religion as a fossil fuel, the bad moral teachings of the Bible, and why atheism makes life … [Read more...]

When You Think Atheist, Think Daylight Atheism

Just a quick note: I've been interviewed for the latest episode of Think Atheist Radio, which is now available for download and podcasting. In the interview, we chat about the arguments against God's existence, the basis for godless morality, the importance of the secular community - and, of course, my book. If you've had your fill of reading what I write and would rather hear me talk, check it out! … [Read more...]

I Love This Picture

So, I might have mentioned that I gave a speech at the SSA conference in Columbus earlier this month. They've begun posting the official photos on their Facebook page, and I just might be in one or two of them. Including this one:(click to enlarge)Yes, this is officially my new favorite picture ever. They've also begun posting YouTube videos of the speeches. Mine isn't up yet (I had slides, which require some editing to put in) but I expect it will be up soon. I'll make … [Read more...]

Recap: The Goodness of Godlessness at UND

This weekend, I spoke at the University of North Dakota, courtesy of an invitation from FUND, the local SSA affiliate. Yes, there are atheists in North Dakota! For those who weren't there, I wanted to write a quick recap and talk about some of the lessons learned. My talk was given on Friday night at the university's Lecture Bowl, and drew somewhere between 70 and 80 people, by far the largest audience I've ever had. From what the organizers told me, this was more people than were at a Campus … [Read more...]

Upcoming Speaking and Travel Schedule

For those who are interested, here's my schedule for the next few months. I've got a few SSA speaking events, a conference or two, and one big announcement! • On February 24, I'll be speaking at the University of North Dakota, courtesy of FUND, the Freethinkers of the University of North Dakota, as part of the school's "Seven Dimensions of Wellness" speaker series. Fitting the occasion, I plan to speak on "The Goodness of Godlessness". Should be fun! • Of course, I'm going to be … [Read more...]

Video! See My Speech at Syracuse

Last month, I was invited to Syracuse University by the local affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance, where I spoke on the topic of atheism and morality. I'm happy to announce that video of that talk is now available, in three parts, which I've embedded below. The talk is about 25 minutes long, with Q&A following.Syracuse Speech: Atheism and Morality (1/3) from Adam Lee on Vimeo.Syracuse Speech: Atheism and Morality (2/3) from Adam Lee on Vimeo.Syracuse Speech: Atheism and … [Read more...]

Speaking at Syracuse University

Tonight, I'm happy to announce that I'll be speaking to the Secular Student Alliance at Syracuse University on December 9, one week from tomorrow. The talk will be about ethics and morality: why divine command morality is inferior, what it means to say that morality is objective, and how we can decide between right and wrong in a godless cosmos. If you live in the Syracuse area, come out and see!WHAT: The Science of Morality: How Atheism Is Compatible With Objective EthicsWHEN: … [Read more...]

Catch Me on Ring of Fire This Weekend

I'm very pleased to announce that I'm going to be on Ring of Fire Radio this weekend, discussing my recent AlterNet article on creationism with Mike Papantonio. (Some of you may remember Papantonio as the voice of reason in Jesus Camp. They also used to be part of Air America, and it's good to see they've forged ahead on their own.)There's a list of local stations that carry Ring of Fire. There's also a downloadable podcast, though it's not free, I'm afraid. I believe it's also available … [Read more...]


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