Stuck in Your Head: Communicating Badly

by Jesse Galef – If I’ve learned anything from blogging, it’s that I’m not writing for myself. Maybe other people treat their blogs as diaries, but I see blogging as a way to communicate my ideas to others. No surprise there; it’s what I do. I’m a communications director at heart, not just for a [Read More…]

Secular Student Alliance Reaches 250 Affiliates

by Jesse Galef – This achievement has been years in the making. When the Secular Student Alliance board hired its first full-time campus organizer in 2003, they set a goal: reach 250 affiliated student groups. Well, it happened over the weekend! We’ve been growing rapidly in just the past few years – rapidly enough to [Read More…]

Which Best Explanation?

by Jesse Galef — I rarely come across a source of interesting material as dense and extensive as Edge‘s World Question Center. I’ve been diving into their 2011 question: “WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY’S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT?” Go take a look: One hundred sixty four intelligent people answering in quick essay format. Excuse me while [Read More…]

Humanist Tolerance is Nothing like Religious Bigotry

by Jesse Galef — I swear, I thought I was used to the knee-jerk objections to nontheistic ad campaigns. We atheists and humanists come out with some of the most innocuous statements like “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.” and people get upset. Our mere existence as proud nontheists is offensive. I’m used [Read More…]

Cenk Uygur to Speak at the FFRF Convention

by Jesse Galef – I’m going to the Freedom From Religion Foundation convention is this weekend!  If you can’t join Hemant to go gallivanting off to the Rally to Restore Sanity in DC, come to Madison, WI with me! It should be an awesome time. Look at some of the lineup: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Linda [Read More…]