What the Contraception Debate is Really About

Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains: [Read more…]

Missouri Right-to-Pray Amendment Has a (Literally) Hidden Purpose

Soon Missourians will take to the polls to decide the fate of a new amendment to the state’s constitution that would, at first blush, do nothing. Surely I jest. Let’s look, with a little help from BallotPedia. The measure would ensure… That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be [Read More…]

Sam Harris and Bruce Schneier’s Debate on Profiling Muslims at the Airport

What do you do when you’re sitting in an airport waiting for your delayed flight? Read all 13,000+ words of the ongoing debate on the efficacy of profiling Muslims at airport security checkpoints between Sam Harris (We’d be crazy not to profile them!) and Bruce Schneier (You have no idea what you’re talking about). In [Read More…]

Hustler Magazine Rails Against Conservative Atheist S.E. Cupp… with a Photoshopped Phallus

This past week, adult magazine Hustler (published by Larry Flynt) printed a photoshopped picture of S.E. Cupp, a conservative female pundit (who also happens to be an atheist), looking like she’s performing oral sex, with the headline “What Would S.E. Cupp Look Like with a Dick in Her Mouth?” Here’s what the accompanying article had to say [Read More…]

America’s ‘Evolution’ Problem

Jerry Coyne has published a new paper in the journal Evolution about… well… take a guess. More specifically, it’s about “Science, Religion, and Society: The Problem of Evolution in America.” These graphs tell a much larger story (click to enlarge): Coyne also has a message for science organizations: … when scientific organizations argue for the [Read More…]