Why Richard Dawkins Doesn’t Do Debates

The other day, I mentioned a planned boycott at an event where Richard Dawkins was going to speak. Now, groups are calling on Dawkins to take part in a debate on God’s existence and Dawkins isn’t taking the (de)bait. He explains why: … in their shoes, perhaps I would be clamouring for debates as well. [Read More...]

Creationist Ken Ham: Noah’s Ark Toys Are ‘Too Unrealistic’… but the Real Ark Was Just Fine

This is a toy model of Noah’s Ark: And the Creation Museum’s Ken Ham can’t stand it because it’s not real enough: … when we allow children to think Noah’s Ark looked like one of these “bathtub Arks,” we are reinforcing the false idea that the account of the Ark was just a fairy tale. [Read More...]

A Spotlight on Freethought

According to the note at the beginning of the video, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has aired the following video on public television stations nationwide. In fact, it’s about to air “500 times in the next three months and reach three million people.” While I really like the commentary, the whole clip looks like one [Read More...]

Are These Really ‘Non-Religious Reasons to Take Your Kids to Church’?

Daddy blogger Nick Shell thinks it’s a good idea for everybody to take their children to church, “not from a religious perspective, but from more of a scientific one.” Because, you know, surveys show churches are good for your well-being. This is for the agnostics who are curious about taking their kids to church, as [Read More...]

Another Update on the Young Atheists Book

I need a few people willing to read through the book and offer their input. That means tracking changes, telling me when something’s confusing, telling me when to elaborate on a topic, suggesting better phrasing if you think something is awkwardly worded, etc. The turnaround time would be 1-2 days… which I know is incredibly [Read More...]