The Awesome Ability to Contemplate Our Existence in the Universe

Cara Santa Maria, senior science correspondent for the Huffington Post, recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life.

In the segment below, she talks about the Carl Sagan quotation “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” and how we’ve evolved this amazing ability to comprehend our own existence in the universe: [Read more...]

When It Comes to the Oscars, God is Less Important Than Harvey Weinstein

How often do Academy Award winners thank God?

Not nearly as often as I suspected. Rebecca Rolfe, a grad student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, put together a database of the speeches given by every major Oscar winner and you can now search through her results. [Read more...]

The Catholic Church Could Do So Much Better… But It Won’t

Herb Silverman, founder of the Secular Coalition for America, doesn’t think that the Catholic Church will change much under a new Pope, but he holds out a bit of hope: [Read more...]

Point of Inquiry Interviews Steven Pinker About the Decline of Violence

At the 2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Boston, Point of Inquiry hosts Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas interviewed Steven Pinker, author most recently of The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined: [Read more...]

Dave Muscato Becomes American Atheists’ New Public Relations Director

Congratulations to Dave Muscato for becoming the new Public Relations Director for American Atheists, taking over for the recently-departed Teresa MacBain. [Read more...]


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