Vinyl Sagan

If you read science or atheist blogs, odds are you’ve seen the video of “A Glorious Dawn,” which featured remixed versions of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. The autotuned song was created by John Boswell. Now, Third Man Records is putting out a limited edition 7″ vinyl record release of the song: Third Man Records, [Read More...]

What’s Your Beast Day?

I got an email from a friend of mine about an upcoming birthday party she’s throwing. She’s about to turn a very special age: 66.6 years old. That’s cause for a celebration, right? She thinks so, and she’s humorously making the best of it, using it as a fundraiser for a favorite cause: We will [Read More...]

LGBT Political Party Dismissed in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the LGBT community is treated even worse than in America. Not coincidentally, church and state are closely intertwined. Recent case in point: The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday rejected Ang Ladlad for party-list accreditation on the grounds that the party advocates “sexual immorality” and “immoral doctrines.” Ang Ladlad is an organization [Read More...]

Graffiti on a Boston Atheist Ad

I don’t even understand this recent vandalism of a Boston Coalition of Reason advertisement. They crossed out the “out” in “without” — that’s been done before — but why bother putting the words “Are you” in front? That’s just redundant. (Anyway, the answer is no.) And nice job crossing out the group’s website. Now, no [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Surrounded by Evangelists at Work

Note: To add another layer of anonymity for the letter writer, I have changed his name, as I do for all the writers who sign their letters with their name. I have also altered a few incidental details of his story to make him less identifiable. I’m interested in your opinion on this matter. I [Read More...]