Rationality is a Skill – Have You Honed Yours?

This is a guest post by Katie Hartman. She is a student at Missouri State University and the organizer of Skepticon 4. Quiz time! When was the last time your belief structure on a topic important to you shifted significantly? Yes, I can see all you ex-theists out there. Put your hands down! That one doesn’t [Read More…]

When in Doubt, Shout

This is a guest post by Laura Shiley. She is a junior at the University of Colorado – Boulder and a member of the Secular Students and Skeptics Society (SSaSS). Putting down the megaphone and putting on a thinking cap If you shout for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would produce enough [Read More…]

How to Be a Humanist

This is a guest post by Carly Jane Casper. She is a junior at Indiana University and a member of Secular Alliance at Indiana University (SAIU). As a child, let people push you around for being more interested in stars and plants than boys and Beanie Babies. Try to explain yourself when your classmates throw [Read More…]

Fact Check, Please

This is a guest post by Tyler Curtis. He is a sophomore at Skagit Valley College and the Executive Director of the Skagit Secular Student Alliance. This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference. Among the speakers was American Atheist president David Silverman, and it was a speech [Read More…]

Mind Games

This is a guest post by Cory Derringer. He is a senior at the University of Northern Iowa and a member of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI). I ran across this article at reddit.com/r/psychology. I thought it would be cool to share something really awesome involving computer science and neuroscience. Neuroscientists at the California [Read More…]