Fill Out Your Bracket

No, not the NCAA one. Your 2007 Science Spring Showdown one! Download your bracket (PDF) here. I’m stuck on who to pick in the first round match between Logic vs. Logic. Personally, the d-orbitals look like they could take it all the way. I have them beating dark matter in a hard-fought match. The question [Read More...]

What Exactly IS Congressman Stark?

There are a lot of guessing games going on as to what “nontheist” actually means. In Congressman Pete Stark‘s case, here’s what happened: When the Secular Coalition for America wrote to him, he filled in the choice that read: “I am a nontheist* and describe myself as: _________________. I also agree to allow the Secular [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes of Congressman Pete Stark’s Announcement

On Monday, March 12, the Secular Coalition for America announced that Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) is the first openly nontheistic congressperson in history. Congressman Stark has served in Congress for California’s 13th District since 1973. He is currently a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of its Health Subcommittee. He [Read More...]

Tomorrow’s Announcement

After the Secular Coalition for America announces the first openly nontheistic congressperson in history tomorrow, stay tuned here for a behind-the-scenes look at how the announcement happened from start to finish, along with the names of the other openly nontheistic elected officials! (Oh yes, there are others!) [tags]Secular Coalition for America, atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Why I’m Not An Angry Atheist

Recent comments: …you’re entirely too nice and not forthright enough in your attacks on religious belief. You also seem to cozy up with the delusional too much and aren’t willing to engage them or challenge their inane ideas. Sarcastic comments like the ones you often provide don’t force the religious to examine their faith. Cut [Read More...]