One More Response to Sam Harris

This one coming via email from Paul Kurtz, chair of the Council for Secular Humanism and the “father of the secular humanist movement”: May I then disagree with [Harris'] subsequent “seditious proposal” that we should not call ourselves “secularists,” “humanists,” “secular humanists,” “naturalists,” “skeptics,” etc. “We should go under the radar for the rest of [Read More...]

Maybe I’ll Finally Win the Monopoly Game

Bethany Keeley runs a wonderful website called The “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks. A couple days ago, I asked Bethany if she received more or less religiously-themed pictures when compared to her other submissions. She said that she didn’t really see much religious content on her site. Just a couple amusing signs here and there. [Read More...]

The Year of Living Biblically (Ask Away)

A few of you have sent me links to A. J. Jacobs‘ book The Year of Living Biblically: I’ve started reading it and a review will be posted soon enough. (A preview: Buy the book. It’s awesome.) If you haven’t heard of the book yet, go here and find out more. Or you can listen [Read More...]

What Did Chatty Kathy Just Say…?

I’m adding this to my gift list. I don’t care that I’m not someone’s daughter. (Thanks to Ashley for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

It’s James Freakin’ Watson!

James Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel laureate (as in “Watson and Crick”), was in Chicago tonight! I learned a couple pieces of trivia: Mario R. Capecchi, who was announced earlier today as one of the 2007 Nobel Prize winners in Medicine, was one of Watson’s grad students. Harvard University did [Read More...]