Skepchicamp Recap (with Physics!)

Saturday was Skepchicamp and it was awesome. Props to Skepchick Elyse and the entire planning committee for a wonderful job: What exactly happened at this event? 75 skeptics crowded into a Chicago pub to listen to a bunch of short talks dealing with everything from superstitions in the world of opera to how even rational [Read More...]

Where Can You Stalk Me This Week?

I’m giving a couple talks this week and you’re welcome to come. In fact, I demand that you do. Or else. This Wednesday night, I’ll be speaking at Beloit College in Wisconsin. The event is in Richardson Auditorium beginning at 8:30 p.m. And this Friday night, I’ll be at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in [Read More...]

Julia Sweeney: The Real Housewife of Wilmette?

The Chicago Tribune‘s Mary Schmich has a nice column today about actress Julia Sweeney. It focuses on what we already know (and love) about her: she’s left Los Angeles (physically and mentally) to become a mother/wife in the north suburbs of Chicago and she’s thrilled about it. She’s still an atheist, too. But just as [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Campaign in… Argentina!

There’s an atheist bus ad making the rounds in Argentina: The article (translated here) says this is all in promotion of an atheist conference taking place next month. I love how this meme is spreading worldwide. What other countries need to get in on the action? (Thanks to Facundo for the link) [Read more...]

“A” Week on Facebook

These ideas either get no traction or a ton of traction. But I’d love to see it work. The week of March 29th – April 6th, there’s a grassroots campaign to get atheists to put a Scarlet A as their profile picture on Facebook: … this is not about shoving anything down anyone’s throats and [Read More...]