You Can Lead a Creationist to Water…

Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, was faced with a dilemma recently when a student in his “Science and Pseudoscience” class wrote this on her final exam: “I wrote what I had [to] to ‘agree’ with what was said in class, but in truth I believe ABSOLUTELY that there is an amazing, [Read More...]

Atheist Ads Go Up in Missoula and Spokane

Thanks to the Missoula Area Secular Society, there’s now an atheist billboard in Montana: They’re excited about it, too! Jon Garvin, president of the Missoula Area Secular Society and organizer of the campaign said, “Our goal is to reach out to the thousands of secular humanists, atheists and agnostics living in this part of Montana. [Read More...]

Will Atheists Continue to Lag Behind When it Comes to Mainstream Acceptance?

Every now and then, the On Faith section at the Washington Post asks a question about atheism and those of us in the fold can’t help but respond to it. Here’s the question posed to us: Atheist actor and writer Ricky Gervais is working on a new show, Afterlife , which features “an atheist who [Read More...]

Getting Away from a Chilly Climate

Jennifer Ouellette‘s take on how hard women have it in the science/skeptic universes is a must-read. Unlike some of the more polarizing commentaries people have offered in the wake of Elevatorgate, this one’s just hard to argue with. As a guy, it’s tough to read, too. Like this story about Linda Henneberg, a science communication [Read More...]

Why Do They Do This…?

The Ting Ting’s “That’s Not My Name” is an annoying song to begin with, and Jesufying it only makes it worse: (via Christian Nightmares) [Read more...]