Sam Harris Has More to Say About Francis Collins

Sam Harris already published a much-discussed op-ed in The New York Times about why Francis Collins is a bad choice to head the National Institutes of Health. Yesterday, he published a longer version of that piece on his website — it’s a much more pointed, in-depth explanation of why Collins shouldn’t be offered this job. [Read More...]

Flying Spaghetti Monster License Plate

This is adorable: Not only is it a Flying Spaghetti Monster license plate, it advocates organ and tissue donation! Father Alec writes this about his daughter: Saffy had cancer as an infant and was saved with a liver transplant after being listed as status 1 (less than a week to live). Some may attribute that [Read More...]

Why Were the Atheist Bus Ads in Iowa Taken Down?

Just the other day, I mentioned that the following bus ad was placed on 20 buses in Des Moines, Iowa: It was timed perfectly so that the ads would run while the Iowa state fair was in progress. I know what you’re thinking: That’s offensive! How dare they put an ad on buses that doesn’t [Read More...]

“Ask Richard” Now Featured in Humanist Network News

The Ask Richard postings seem to have struck a chord with a lot of you. Our friend Richard is now being featured in Humanist Network News, the ezine for the American Humanist Association HNN is free to sign up for if you don’t receive it already. Congratulations to him! More of his advice will be [Read More...]

A Pedophile Priest in the Family

Reader “Bob” found out that a recently deceased relative was one of the many priests convicted of child molestation in the 1990s. He writes (emphases mine): When I grew up, Father Tom was always one of those distant relatives who was mentioned but whom I had never met. I knew he was a priest who [Read More...]