Adam Savage’s Award for Cultural Humanism Acceptance Speech

Over the weekend, the Harvard Secular Society’s “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” was given to Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (a.k.a. The Mythbusters). A transcript of Adam’s speech is now available online and you can read it here: I’m actually the fourth generation in my family to have no practical use for the [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Young Atheist and His Family Speak Different Languages

Greetings Richard, I am 17 years old. I have been professing Atheism for about 3-4 years now but have only recently ‘come out of the closet’ to my family, who are Protestant Christians. Even as a child, I remember distinctly my questioning of the faith was met with repression for not obeying god’s word. I [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee “Charges the Mound” Against Michael Tracey

Michael Tracey is the student who interviewed FOX News Channel host (and former presidential candidate) Mike Huckabee last week. The full background story, as well as an interview with Michael, can be read here. Huckabee got in trouble because he said if gay marriage was legalized, it would be a gateway allowing for incest and [Read More...]

A Skeptic in Twilight

There’s a nice profile of Paul Kurtz, who founded the Center For Inquiry, by Jay Tokasz of The Buffalo News. They focus on his legacy, which includes the more recent rift with the organization he founded: Kurtz appreciates the no-punches-pulled approach of writers such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, firebrands of what has been [Read More...]

Who’s to Blame for Iran’s Earthquake? Women

Who knew Pat Robertson had an Iranian clone? Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, Tehran’s “acting Friday prayer leader,” is giving Robertson a run for his money. After hearing predictions that an earthquake could hit Iran soon, Sedighi explained why that would be happening: “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their [Read More...]