News Station Won’t Say the Word ‘Atheist’ to Describe Atheist Group

In case you missed it last year, Brazos Valley (Texas) has an atheist marching band and they play vuvuzelas! Last year, the big story was how one woman was upset about the group because she had to explain to her children that atheists exist (oh no!): … I have older children… and they were curious [Read More...]

An Atheist Visits a Catholic Conference Aimed to ‘Confront the Challenge of Secularism’

This is a guest post by Rod Chlebek. Rod is the web director for Michiana Skeptics based in South Bend, IN and a cost analyst by day. … Once a year, the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture hosts its annual fall conference, this year entitled “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism.” There [Read More...]

Why Is a Science Website Selling Unscientific Products?

***Update***: Edmund Scientifics has responded to this post here. They say they’re transitioning the products to a different part of their website, but 1) They’re still in Psychology as I type this and 2) They’re still being sold without a disclaimer (or anything similar) that it’s fake science. … If you were looking to pick [Read More...]

Freethought Society Holds Tree of Knowledge Rally in Front of Pennsylvania Courthouse

The Freethought Society was recently banned (for the second time) from putting up their Tree of Knowledge in front of the Historic Chester County Courthouse in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, they held a rally in front of the courthouse to protest their exclusion (and formed the Human Tree of Knowledge seen below). Staks Rosch was [Read More...]