Texas Republicans Oppose Teaching Kids Critical Thinking in School Because It ‘Undermines Parental Authority’

The Republican Party of Texas recently adopted their 2012 platform (PDF)… it’s full of all sorts of horrible ideas (faith-based drug rehab, repealing the minimum wage, no gay people in the military), but one portion of it really sticks out if you care about educating children: “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills [Read More...]

Happy Tau Day, Everyone!

Celebrate! In case you want to know why Pi is wrong, you should read this [Read more...]

First National Organization for Atheist Women Launches

Today marks the launch of a new national organization called Secular Women, “dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women.” Through strategic partnerships, Secular Woman will also advocate for equal pay, reproductive choice, and marriage equality, addressing political trends the group sees as ideologically-motivated threats to its members’ freedom of [Read More...]

On Harassment and Policies: An Open Letter to Skeptic and Freethought Leaders

This is a guest post by Todd Stiefel. He is the President and founder of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. … I write today regarding an important and timely topic. I have read an enormous volume of dialogue online about how to make skeptic/freethought conferences safer and more welcoming, especially for women. There is a call [Read More...]

A Three-Minute Song by Tim Minchin

I missed this when it first appeared, but it’s too entertaining not to post: Tim Minchin sings a 3-minute song on Conan: (via Skeptic Money) [Read more...]


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