Foundation Beyond Belief Issues Statement About American Cancer Society Rebuff

For the first time since the story broke, the Foundation Beyond Belief’s Executive Director Dale McGowan has responded to the rejection from the American Cancer Society: It’s common practice for non-profits to decline support when they feel an association would result in a greater loss of support from other donors. Several such incidents have been [Read More...]

Rebecca Skloot’s Next Book

Rebecca Skloot, the author of the *wonderful* book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has a new project in the works! In her new book, which is as yet untitled, Ms. Skloot will employ the intimate storytelling and masterful reporting that made The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a favorite of readers and critics alike. [Read More...]

Debate Recaps

Last night, Dave Silverman of American Atheists debated Dinesh D’Souza at the University of Pennsylvania. Staks Rosch was there and gives his recap here. Shaun McGonigal also offers his own summary. I wasn’t there, but I’m guessing Silverman pulled out a lot of these: … Meanwhile, Jerry Coyne debated theologian John Haught over the topic: [Read More...]

Even the Receptionist Was Surprised at How Richard Dawkins Was Treated

Richard Dawkins was supposed to speak about his new book The Magic of Reality at the Wyndgate Country Club in Rochester Hills, Michigan last night… but, as you know by now, the owner canceled the event (after the contract was signed) after finding out that Dawkins was an atheist. Kimberly Danner is a student at [Read More...]

Fiction and Fact in One Book

Reader Amy saw this book at Walmart: We can all thank the American Bible Society for keeping the two things separate, just as they should be [Read more...]