20,000+ Finns Resign from Church

After a TV show about homosexuality and the church aired in Finland, people began leaving the church in droves. At the moment, more than 20,000 people have resigned. On Saturday, some 4,500 members resigned from the church. On Sunday, a further 5,600 had quit, according to figures released by the Finnish-language online service “eroakirkosta.fi”. Under [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Shelter Ads Go Up in Washington, D.C.

The brand new Washington DC Area Coalition of Reason has put up ads on bus shelters by the National Mall reading, “Don’t Believe in God? Join the club.” The cost? $7,875: Reaching out to the like-minded isn’t the only goal of the effort. “We also want the public to see that there are many humanists, [Read More...]

The Economic Argument Against Pseudoscience

If it worked, every company would’ve jumped on the bandwagon: The hidden text: Not to be confused with ‘making money selling this stuff to OTHER people who think it works’, which corporate accountants and actuaries have zero problems with. (via XKCD) [Read more...]

The Social Network and Darwin Mashup

The poster for The Social Network is just ripe for parody… I love this Darwin version (Thanks to Bryan for the link!) [Read more...]

Are Muslim Women Receiving Special Treatment at GMU?

***Update***: There were a few errors in this piece regarding the names of schools and their public/private status when I originally posted it. I think they’ve been corrected now. … A couple years ago, George Mason University was in the news because it seemed to be giving preferential treatment to Muslim students. It seemed odd [Read More...]