Jerry Coyne Explains Why Evolution Is True

Jerry Coyne wrote the great book Why Evolution is True a few years ago, and in this lecture given last month, Coyne talks about some of the additional lines of evidence that weren’t listed in his book. He also talks about the religious opposition to evolution and ways we can increase acceptance of evolution in [Read More…]

On Welfare? You’re Probably Not Reading The Bible Enough

We’ve talked about David Barton before.  He’s a revisionist “historian” who doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state. Let’s gather ’round and hear what insanity he is rambling about this week! Wouldn’t it be interesting to do a study between those that are on welfare and see how much and how often they [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Staying in the Closet for Your Parents’ Sake

I receive hundreds of letters, far more than I could ever answer even privately, and that is a constant frustration for me. So sometimes I try to answer those letters which come close to representing an issue common to many, hoping that the people whose letters I could not answer might gain something from my [Read More…]

Edwina Rogers’ Speech at the Women in Secularism Conference

At the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference, the Secular Coalition for America‘s new Executive Director Edwina Rogers spoke about the group’s mission, key issues, and how “Religiously Motivated Legislation Particularly Harms Women”: Because of prior obligations (and as a last-second addition to the conference), Rogers was unable to do a Q&A during [Read More…]

Seth MacFarlane’s Harvard Humanist of the Year Award Mentioned in New Yorker Profile

This isn’t breaking news or even close to it, but the latest New Yorker has a long profile of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. In it, writer Claire Hoffman mentions one of his honors that, with other celebrities, may have gone unacknowledged: [MacFarlane] has a more visible public persona than he did in the early [Read More…]