The Friday Night Chicago Party!

As I mentioned before, there’s a party on Friday in Chicago for anyone who’d like to attend! It’s at Howl at the Moon, a dueling piano bar. All the details are here, but here are the highlights: Free cover if you get in before 7:00 p.m. Your first two drinks cost $1 each “Exclusive” drink [Read More...]

Creationist Essay Contest… Who’s Entering?

A couple years ago, Marcus Ross received his Ph.D. in paleontology from the University of Rhode Island. His dissertation was “impeccable,” according to his advisor. The topic: “the abundance and spread of mosasaurs, marine reptiles that… vanished at the end of the Cretaceous era about 65 million years ago.” The problem was that Ross was [Read More...]

The Bad Science Behind Having a Baby

Dean Cameron‘s wife (“The bride”) gave birth to their first baby (Duncan) six weeks ago. (Congrats!) Along the way, though, the couple had to deal with all sorts of falsehoods about childbirth. Thankfully, it wasn’t anything this skeptical couple couldn’t handle: The [Lamaze] instructor hinted, quite strongly, that it’s better for the baby if it’s [Read More...]

Setting the Record Straight on Judaism

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield has a list of “12 Things You Didn’t Know About Judaism” up at Beliefnet. I’m waiting for the rebuttal: “10 Things I Hate About Jews.” (Cue rim shot.) Anyway, here’s the non-detailed version of Hirschfield’s article: Judaism isn’t about being Jewish You don’t need to be Jewish to get into Heaven Being [Read More...]

Marcha Atea: “For a Secular Society without Discrimination”

I posted yesterday about an Atheist March in Poland. And now, I learn about an Atheist March in Mexico! It will be held this Sunday in both Mexico City and Guadalajara. Why are they doing it? Here’s a loose translation: The reasons to organize and convene an act of this nature can be summarized in [Read More...]