Breast Ironing in Cameroon

When I was a child, I remember hearing a myth that if I pushed down on my sister’s head, she wouldn’t grow taller. (She never liked when I acted on this hunch…) Of course, it made no sense. If people are going to grow, they’re going to grow. There’s really nothing I could do to [Read More...]

Do Christians Feel Social Stigma?

It’s tough for me to answer that question because I’m not one of them. Writer Lauri Lebo wrote an article last month about the “social cost of atheism” — and there’s something to that. We’re distrusted, virtually unelectable, automatically accused of being immoral, etc. After reading that post, a family member asked her to write [Read More...]

Phil Plait’s Bad Universe

So this is the secret Phil Plait has been hiding from us this whole time… That looks all sorts of awesome. Massive congrats to Phil on this — can you imagine a viewing block of this + Mythbusters? Nerdgasms will erupt everywhere. (via Skepchick) [Read more...]

Off to the Secular Student Alliance Conference

I’m off for the next several days to the Secular Student Alliance annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. It’s one of the most exciting conferences I attend each year and it definitely gets students excited about going back to school so they can get to work with their student groups. Even if you’re not registered, the [Read More...]

A Couple Radio Shows You Should Hear…

Tonight at 10:00 p.m. (ET), several YouTube activists will be on “God Discussion” to “talk about their experiences which led to non-belief and/or activism.” All the details about how to listen, how to call in with a question, and how to chat with others during the episode can be found here. The show lasts for [Read More...]