Guess Who?

I’ve taken an excerpt from a certain person’s Wikipedia article and removed his name. Can you guess who it is? (Answer below) _____ earned a law degree from Washburn University in 1962, and founded the _____ Chartered law firm in 1964. The first notable cases were of a civil rights nature. “I systematically brought down [Read More...]

What I Learned While Meeting a Celebrity Physicist

Last week, I went to a lecture in Chicago given by physicist Lisa Randall, author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions. It was excellent. Of all the things I learned, this was the most important: It freaks scientists out when you want them to autograph a full-sized, close-up picture of [Read More...]

Halloween Roundup

What were the scariest religion-related costumes you saw? I’ll admit this one‘s certainly unique: … At a party I went to, my friend dressed up as a banana. I was scared. And in true form, she went in for the atheist kill: (Yes, I’m the loser who didn’t dress up. I had to go somewhere [Read More...]

What Issues Will Atheists Be Discussing Over the Next Four Years?

On Wednesday, I’ll be writing about the new president (whoever it may be…) for Humanist Network News. Specifically, I’d like to write about the church/state, social, and religious topics that will come up over the next four years. Here are my questions to you: What issues will atheists be concerned with over the next four [Read More...]

Atheist Author Julian Barnes on the Topic of Death

In the latest issue of Maclean’s, author Julian Barnes is interviewed about his book Nothing to Be Frightened Of — a memoir about atheism and death. Milena has transcribed excerpts of the interview (it’s not online yet) and you get to hear from an atheist who is not nearly as strident or anti-theist as people [Read More...]