An Encouraging Editorial In Support of Science

I know it’s Asheville, North Carolina and not a city in the Deep South, but I’m still very encouraged to see an editorial like this in the Citizen-Times… and very troubled to know who’s running for the state House of Representatives in Buncombe County: When asked whether the General Assembly should be involved in the [Read More...]

Are Reason and Religion Compatible?

Speaking of the Rally to Restore Sanity, the Washington Post On Faith blog asked panelists: Are “reason” and “sanity” the opposite of religious belief? An excerpt of my post is below: Not completely. There are religious people in just about every field imaginable — including academia and science. It’s possible to be sane — ridiculously [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Should I Accept a Scholarship from My Mother’s Church?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am an atheist and I attend a state funded university. My family is not poor, nor are we rich, we are just in the middle. My mom has inherited too much money for us to qualify for any financial aid or scholarships. [Read More...]

My Day at the Rally to Restore Sanity

My brief summary of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive — with tons of pictures: First, the brief comments: – I love that the Mythbusters spoke on stage. But their attempt to do live experiments with a huge sample size was a bust. I know the Rally was supposed to be apolitical, [Read More...]

The Difference Between Jesus and Zombies

And now, you can tell them apart: (Thanks to Carriebeth for the link!) [Read more...]