Where Will Ben Stein Give a Commencement Address?

Ben Stein was slated to give the commencement address at the University of Vermont — but he was replaced by Howard Dean. This happened after school officials received complaints from Richard Dawkins and several others who didn’t want to see someone who has no regard for science addressing students who do. Looks like Stein’s got [Read More...]

What Makes a Successful Humanist Community?

Dale McGowan recently visited the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and discovered ten things that make a Humanist community successful. He goes into some depth on each item, but here is the short version of his list: 10. A great space. 9. Music. 8. Food. 7. A call to action. 6. Ritual. (Uh oh, I [Read More...]

Why Gary Goodyear Must Be Questioned About His Beliefs

Gary Goodyear is Canada’s science minister who couldn’t give a straight answer when asked if he believed in evolution. In other words, he’s probably hiding his Creationist beliefs — which means Canada’s science minister may not accept science. Dan Gardner of The Ottawa Citizen satirically defends Goodyear: I believe the earth has existed for precisely [Read More...]

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Part 2

Flickr user jaynedemarco has been putting some nifty artwork up on the site. The theme is: “This is what an atheist looks like.” The last time I posted about this, people had wonderful things to say. Jayne has since added a few more pieces of art to the collection. Here are my favorites: Ronald Reagan, [Read More...]

Introducing NoGodTube

James Randi and JREF recently had their YouTube account suspended because of a copyright violation. The violation was addressed and resolved and their account is now back online. While this may have been a fair reason to suspend the offending video, YouTube may have crossed the line by suspending the entire account. JREF is fortunate [Read More...]