Want to Have Dinner with Michael Shermer in Ohio?

Yeah, you do! Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of Why People Believe Weird Things and (one of my personal favorites) Secrets of Mental Math, will be giving a talk at The Ohio State University on the evening of February 19th. Before his talk, though, he’ll be eating food. (This is shocking [Read More...]

Christian Bookstore Puts Warning Labels on Certain Christian Books

To nobody’s surprise, LifeWay Christian Stores sells Christian books among their many products. As any reader of these books knows, however, the authors can range anywhere from super-fundamentalist to relatively-liberal. To help their customers out, LifeWay now puts a label on certain books stating “Read With Discernment“: While we recognize that almost every title requires [Read More...]

Ted Haggard on Oprah

I’ll be working all day, but Ted Haggard is going to be on Oprah on Wednesday. Please provide me with the Cliffsnotes version in the comments if you see it! And in the meantime, check out the breaking story about his other male lover, Grant Haas — a younger guy who was paid off by [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins’ Tour Stops in March, 2009

The author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins, will be heading to four colleges in America in early March. He will be discussing “The Purpose of Purpose“: We humans are obsessed with purpose. The question, “What is it for?” comes naturally to a species surrounded by tools, utensils and machines. For such artifacts it is [Read More...]

Atheist Bus (Stop) Campaign

Cute. Very cute… (via A work in progress) [Read more...]