The Paperback Version of “An Appetite for Wonder,” Richard Dawkins’ Autobiography, is Available Today

For anyone who still buys physical books, the paperback version of Richard Dawkins‘ autobiography An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist is available today:



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Sarah Silverman Didn’t Thank God at Emmys, but Offered These Words of Wisdom Instead

Comedian Sarah Silverman just won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special for her stand-up special “We Are Miracles.”

The award was given to her by Ricky Gervais, a fellow atheist, and during her acceptance speech, she didn’t bother thanking God, but offered some scientific honesty instead:

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Was This an Unreasonable Religious Accommodation?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a particular religious accommodation that may have crossed the line:



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We Now Have a Tumblr

For anyone who uses Tumblr, I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally set one up for this site. Most of the material consists of memes and other images we post on the regular Facebook page, but it’s a lot easier to share if you’re already a Tumblr user.

Now one of you kids please show me how to work this thing…

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Mississippi’s Jackson Public School District Began the Year with Jesus at a Mandatory Event for Faculty Members

In the district I taught in, we used to hold a massive beginning-of-the-year event for faculty members at a nearby Christian church. It was the only local space that could accommodate that many people. But it wasn’t a problem because, other than the building itself, you wouldn’t have known you were in a church. The speakers focused on the upcoming school year and there were no prayers or anything of the sort.

The Jackson Public School District in Mississippi held a similar event a couple of weeks ago at the Mississippi Coliseum… but infused Christianity throughout the mandatory, three-hour-long, district-sponsored event.

It must have been a surprise for any faculty member who looked at the event description on the district’s website:



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