The ‘Roger Ebert is in Heaven’ Cartoons Are Coming…

Even though Roger Ebert didn’t believe in God or the afterlife, that hasn’t stopped cartoonists from drawing him in a place he didn’t believe existed:

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This Christian School Board Member Opposes Gay-Straight Alliance Week, but Not For the Usual Reason…

Last night, I got an email about Chris Howell, a member of the Gaston County School Board in North Carolina. Howell is raising a fuss because a bunch of high school students in his district want to cause divisiveness among the students and distract them from learning…

Wait. No. That’s not true.

Actually, members of Highland School of Technology’s Gay-Straight Alliance club want to celebrate a “week promoting tolerance between gay and straight teenagers.” But Howell is opposed to it:

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Goodbye, Roger

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SkepTech Conference This Weekend

A quick note that I’ll be at SkepTech conference at University of Minnesota: Twin Cities this weekend! It’s free, the focus will be on the intersection of technology and skepticism and innovation and critical thinking, and the lineup is pretty damn impressive.

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When Families Argue Over Religion…

I’ve never had this sort of conversation with my parents… mostly because we don’t discuss religion anymore. I don’t know if silence is better than an ongoing, constantly-frustrating dialogue that at least has a chance of persuading them I might have a point about this whole religion thing, but it may be the best I can hope for:

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