Carl Zimmer Profiles Neil deGrasse Tyson

Carl Zimmer wrote a wonderful profile of Neil deGrasse Tyson for the January edition of Playboy… but in case you don’t get that, there’s a perfectly SFW version of the piece here A short excerpt: For most of the people huddling on the ground, tonight is the first time they’ve spent such an extended period [Read More...]

What Were You Thinking About Before the Big Kick?

Jordan Williamson, the Stanford kicker, missed two crucial field goals in the Fiesta Bowl — including one that would have won the game in regulation. (Start at the 5:00 mark) You don’t see this in the video, but before the kick that would’ve won the game, Williamson looked to be Tebowing on the sideline: Looks [Read More...]

North Carolina Public School That Offered Bibles to Kids Refuses to Accept Pagan Books

A couple of weeks ago, Ginger Strivelli‘s fifth-grade son came home from his school with a copy of the Bible. It was a shock to her since he attended a public school and she was a Pagan. Katherine wrote: The school denies any wrong-doing, noting the box of Bibles was dropped off by the Gideons, [Read More...]

An Atheist’s Experience in Des Moines Leading Up to the Caucuses

This is an article by Sean Faircloth. Sean is author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About It. Faircloth served ten years in the Maine legislature and is now Director of Strategy & Policy with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, US. [Read More...]

Try Watching This Without Getting Infuriated

Rick Santorum gets asked why same-sex couples can’t get married. He responds by asking the questioner if it’s ok for multiple people to get married… because, you know, that’s the same thing: To quote a commenter at Joe. My. God.: It’s as if he tells me that he thinks capital punishment is good and I [Read More...]


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