The Theory of Revolution

Zach Weiner has clearly never taught introductory proofs to Geometry students: The rest of the strip is here (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) [Read more…]

Dan Barker Makes the Case for Atheism

Brian Wilson put together this 15-minute compilation of Dan Barker making a case for atheism against Muslim apologist Adam Deen (who doesn’t appear in this particular video). If you aren’t the type of person who likes debates, this is a nice collection of talking points that come up on the atheist side of these conversations: [Read more…]

A Survivor of Sexual Assault Shares Her Powerful Story

Cassy Byrne founded Northwestern University’s Secular Student Alliance a few years ago and I’ve had the chance to work with her on a few different events. She’s an awesome person to work with and a terrific activist. So it was definitely a jarring experience for me to read a series of posts she put up [Read More…]

The Catholic League’s Newest Enemy: Latin Phrases

My friend Anu Garg runs the popular website One of the best parts of the site is the Word of the Day section where Anu selects a word/phrase and explains its pronunciation, etymology, etc. For example, this week’s theme is “Latin terms in English” and today’s phrase is corpus delicti: Cool! I learned something [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Dealing With a Friend and Tenant’s Superstitious Beliefs

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m having a difficult time figuring out how to respond to a friend’s superstitious beliefs and thought perhaps you could make some suggestions. My husband and I own a rental house that we are planning to rent to a friend. We are giving [Read More…]