City Council Prayers Cause Trouble

A number of city councils are heading for disaster. I swear, all these problems would stop if local mayors just did away with pre-meeting prayers… but they won’t. They get off on pushing their personal faith. It’s one thing when only atheists oppose them. But when you have a minister against them, shouldn’t that be [Read More...]

For the Weekend Stalkers

I’m doing a couple events this weekend for those who might be interested. On Saturday, I’ll be in Des Moines speaking at the Iowa Secularists Conference. There will be entertainment. And there will be Math. You’ve been warned. On Sunday night, I’ll be at the Evangelical Free Church in Bloomington, IL to do an atheist/Christian [Read More...]

Nuts and Bolts: An Illusion by Jerry Andrus

Jerry Andrus was an American magician who created a lot of terrific optical illusions in his day. I met a guy named Rex Young at The Amazing Meeting 8 who demonstrated a few of Andrus’ illusions to me. This one in particular was really amazing to look at: For more videos and illusions like this, [Read More...]

Humanist Association of Ottawa Educates Psychic-Visiting Crowd

Last week, the Humanist Association of Ottawa found out that there was an event in their community that they really needed to attend — “The Psychic Experience” with Matthew Stapley. Basically, Stapley was going to perform cold readings (a la John Edward). So the Humanists decided to take action. We were armed with pamphlets from [Read More...]

Interview with David Javerbaum, Former Executive Producer of The Daily Show

One of the personal highlights for me at The Amazing Meeting was the chance to interview David Javerbaum, the former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He was one of the lead authors of America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction and the sole author of What [Read More...]