The Link Between Vaccines and Autism…

… is non-existent. Jessica Hagy, who always shows us the clever link(s) between various ideas on her blog Indexed via Venn Diagrams and line graphs, goes the simple-but-effective route on this one: Nailed it. [Read more…]

Don’t Use God To Cure Your Leprosy

DarkMatter2525 explains how, if you ever need to cure leprosy, you’re better off taking the scientific route Reminds me of this classic Doonesbury strip… By the way, if you have seen DarkMatter2525’s videos yet, the first two minutes of this one had me cracking up [Read more…]

28 Reasons to Give

I’m 28 as of this morning! *Happy dance* If you’d like to celebrate along with me, you can always make a $28 donation to the Secular Student Alliance (250 groups and counting!) or the Foundation Beyond Belief (which just surpassed $100,000 in charitable giving!) I am involved closely with both organizations and I can tell [Read More…]

It’s Not Just an Art Contest

Dale McGowan‘s daughter Delaney recently won an Evolution & Art Contest sponsored by Charlie’s Playhouse. Delaney imagined a monkey that got stranded on an island with “hard nuts, quiet predators, and purple bushes and trees.” Here’s what she wrote about how the monkey evolves: “The monkey evolved sharp teeth to crack hard nuts, large ears [Read More…]

The Importance of Planned Parenthood

Jess Downey has a wonderfully honest and personal post stressing the importance of Planned Parenthood: When I arrived at Planned Parenthood I felt even worse. I felt so embarrassed, like now everyone would know that I was the bad girl who had unprotected sex. I felt dirty. Slutty. Ashamed. Sex itself wasn’t something that I [Read More…]