Is There Room for More Critical Thinking in Math Education?

At the 2011 Secular Student Alliance conference, I gave a talk about the need for more critical thinking in math education. The video of the talk is finally available so I wanted to share that with you. (Plus, I’m at a math conference this weekend and it seemed like the perfect time to post it.) [Read More...]

Let’s Hope the Rapture Isn’t Happening…

Because if Jesus comes back, he’s gonna be pissed… (Animation is NSFW) (via riojabaja419) [Read more...]

Christians: 1, Women: 0

In Tennessee. the Shelby County Commission has awarded a “family planning grant” to… a group that opposes family planning: Planned Parenthood has received the family planning grant money for years, but lost in the bidding process to [Christ Community Health Center] when the state turned the funding decision over to the County. … Christ Community [Read More...]

There Are Some Brave Atheists in Foxholes

Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, has a great interview in The Atlantic about atheists in foxholes: What services could military chaplains provide to atheists? Should they be handing out books by Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins? … Every military chaplain has to agree to provide mentorship and support to [Read More...]

Going Undercover at an Atheist Convention

Carolyn S. Briggs, a self-described “wobbly agnostic,” attended the 2011 American Atheists convention in Des Moines and has a lot to say about what she saw there. I don’t know how seriously to take her, though, since she describes AA president Dave Silverman as “Jake Gyllenhall-cute”… I don’t know about that. You can decide for [Read More...]


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