Interview with Jennifer Ouellette, Author of The Calculus Diaries

This is another interview I was really looking forward to in anticipation of The Amazing Meeting 9 in Las Vegas last week. As a math teacher, who better to talk to than Jennifer Ouellette, author of The Calculus Diaries, a book about math for people who… well… tend to fear math. Excerpts from our conversation [Read More…]

An Easy Way for Atheists to Help a Good Cause

Reader Brian explains: Folding@Home is basically a distributed computing project designed to cure diseases like cancer and Alzheimers. It works by borrowing spare CPU cycles from people who install the program on their computer. If you’d like to help out, just download the software and type in #182116 in the “team” box during setup (so [Read More…]

No Wonder Sita Sings the Blues…

Last week, the beautiful animated movie Sita Sings the Blues was going to be screened at Starlight Pavilion in Queens, New York. If you haven’t seen it, set aside some time and watch it: Roger Ebert, who words contain more truth than you’ll ever find in a Holy Book, loved the film. Anyway, I say [Read More…]

Hail to the ChieFSM

Pastafarians have a new hymn! As Prophet Bobby Henderson says: Who can resist accepting information as Truth when it’s set against delightful music and animation? I think all good propaganda straddles the boundary between happy and creepy. (via Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) [Read more…]

Ask Richard: Fifteen-Year-Old Atheist In Love With a Christian

Hi there, I’m a 15 year old guy, and I’ve been in a relationship with a Christian, self proclaimed “holy-roller” for about 7 months. In high school, let me tell you, that’s a long time. Anyway, I really like this girl. I mean, I think I may love her. Now, my deeply logical brain is [Read More…]