It sounds weird to say this about a Dummies book, but I am *so* excited to read Dale McGowan‘s contribution to the series, Atheism for Dummies:
Over the past few years, there’s been a push to make atheist conventions more worthwhile for families and parents to attend. For their 50th anniversary convention this March in Austin, Texas, American Atheists will be providing childcare options for parents (thanks to the help of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science): [Read more...]
In Jared Diamond‘s new book The World Until Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author writes about how our species’ past practices and traditions can give us insight into the present and future.
Salon excerpted a particular chapter dealing with religion and offers an explanation as to why religion is still such a powerful force today (spoiler: It strengthens community ties): [Read more...]