Rebecca Watson in Wired

Congratulations to fellow blogger Rebecca Watson who is mentioned in the new issue (9/2008) of Wired! (As is Steven Novella) #10 in “What’s Wired This Month”: Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Ever been tempted to have your palm or your cards read? If you answered “Never!” then you’re the target audience for this weekly podcast, [Read More...]

Random Conversation

After Michael Phelps won his 8th gold medal: Dad: He is going to get so many millions in endorsements now… he’ll be more famous than Michael Jordan. Everyone in the world is watching this. Me: He won’t be that famous. Other countries aren’t paying that much attention to him. China doesn’t know who Phelps is. [Read More...]

Beliefs Around the World

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LiveBlogging the Obama-McCain-Warren Christianathon

Barack Obama and John McCain are appearing at Pastor Rick Warren‘s Saddleback Church. Refresh the page for the latest updates. All times are Eastern: 8:00: Rick Warren says his church “believes in separation of church and state.” No one seems to be laughing. I’m confused. 8:04: Obama goes first because he won a coin flip. [Read More...]

Margaret Downey on Atheist Naming Ceremonies

Margaret Downey, president of Atheist Alliance International, appeared on the PBS show Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly yesterday to talk about naming ceremonies. You can now see the video of her appearance. Here’s some of the transcript: Our ceremonies are based on real things such as love and honesty and commitment and the beauty of nature. [Read More...]