Videos from the Global Atheist Convention

A few of the talks from the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne are starting to come online — the highlights, at least, are worth a few minutes of your time. I love Dennett’s clip. Daniel Dennett: Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A C Grayling: [Read more…]

God Is Unbelievable, Too

Here’s an interesting documentary project: Michael Wilson is an atheist from New Zealand and he’s heading out on a road trip: I will be test driving religions around my country of New Zealand (sometimes referred to as Godzone). I am planning to visit many groups who think theirs is the one true religion and everyone [Read More…]

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Had a Response

Unlike the forwards you receive from your gullible older relatives, it turns out Albert Einstein did have something to say about religion, at least regarding prayer. In response to a young girl’s letter to him in which she asked, “Do scientists pray?” Einstein said this: Scientists believe that every occurrence, including the affairs of human [Read More…]

Advice for High School Graduates

My seniors graduate this week and I was compiling a list for them. After asking people on Twitter and Facebook for their ideas, here’s what I put together: Never buy textbooks. There are always places to find cheap (or free) versions. Don’t sign up for a credit card, no matter what “prize” they’re offering you. [Read More…]

There’s An Openly Atheist President in Uruguay

In news that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of American press, José Mujica, the President of Uruguay, made a reference to his own atheism this week when speaking about the ailing Hugo Chavez: Reader David Osorio was kind enough to translate: “I still have not been able to believe in God… if such [Read More…]


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