Geneticists to Study DNA for Signs of Yeti

When I saw the headline “Wanted: Bigfoot hair samples for European study,” I assumed that this was either a wild distortion of an actually serious study or the goal of some fringe professor. Both kinds of stories regularly find themselves in the “Science” section of mainstream news sites far more often than they should. As [Read More…]

Edward Tarte Shares His Thoughts About Cancer

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Pastor Calls For Electrified Fence To Corral and Exterminate Gays

First of all, this is neither made up, nor is it an Onion article.  I checked.  Twice. On May 13th, congregants of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC were treated this heart-warming sermon by Pastor Charles Worley : I… figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers, but I couldn’t get [Read More…]

Secular Students of the Military: The Naval Academy

This is the first post in a series of interviews with secular students and leaders in the U.S. military, inspired by comments on this post. Different Academy students correctly pointed out that each branch of the military has a different culture and levels of religiosity, yet you will see here that all are fairly religious. [Read More…]

Religious People Don’t Need Helmets, Right?

Manitoba’s Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau just introduced some very sensible legislation. Bill 37 would make it illegal for children under the age of 18 to ride a bike (even as a passenger) without a helmet. If you’re caught without a helmet, you could be fined for up to $50 (or face an alternative punishment [Read More…]


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