Ever Been Accidentally Discovered?

After hearing about Kaleena’s story, this question naturally arises: Have you ever been accidentally discovered as an atheist by your family? Share some good stories (Question via The Exterminator) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Second Annual Carl Sagan Blog-a-thon Meta-post

On the eleventh anniversay of Carl Sagan’s passing, Joel Schlosberg has the meta-posting for the second annual Carl Sagan Blog-a-thon. Lots of good reading and reminiscing in store for you. (My own posting from last year can be found here.) Thanks to Joel for organizing this remarkable endeavor! [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Superstition Makes Her Paranoid

It’s all fun and games until somebody (maybe/possibly/are-you-kidding-me?) dies. DEAR ABBY: I have found the man I will be with for the rest of my life. I knew from the moment I met him that he was The One. We are very happy and very much in love. Ever since I was about 9, my [Read More...]

My Inner Economist

Blog reader John sent me an email about a recently-released book he was reading. It’s called Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist by economist Tyler Cowen. In the opening pages, Cowen talks about the unique marketplaces that are out there and how people [Read More...]

Rational Response Squad Defends Its Aggressive Tactics

Brian Sapient has a response for anyone who thinks the “aggressive” tactics they use are doing more harm than good for atheism: We wish we could be the passive atheist, and it’s only after many years of experience in this realm (and being the passive atheist for a while) that we decided a more blunt [Read More...]