Sam Harris on Broadway

No, not that one. It seems that before Sam Harris, there was Sam Harris. But their paths have crossed! Here is Sam Harris (the singer) performing the (ironically-named) song “Satan’s Little Lamb”: I’m amused. Though I do think Letter to a Christian Nation: The Musical would be a Broadway smash hit… (via [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Q & A with Herb Silverman, President of the Secular Coalition for America

One more interview! This one, from The Eloquent Atheist, is with Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Coalition for America and former candidate for governor of South Carolina. The interview includes a detailed backstory/history of the SCA, if you’re interested. Some other highlights: Q: You once ran for office in South Carolina, where you live [Read More...]

Q & A with the Mythbusters

The Freakonomics Blog has a great interview with Mythbusters stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Question include: Q: Do you have a set budget for each myth, or does it depend on the size of the myth? How often do producers tell you that an experiment will be too expensive? … Q: You mention often [Read More...]

Author of The Year of Living Biblically on the Creation Museum

A. J. Jacobs writes about his visit to the Creation Museum in The Year of Living Biblically. I’ll have more on that when I post my interview with him soon. But he did write a post today for Mental Floss where he shared the five things he learned from the visit: 1. Creationists are not [Read More...]

Annual War on Christmas Begun by Trying to Avoid It

Last year at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky wanted to see an 8-foot-tall menorah on display. The airport already had giant Christmas trees in place. Madness ensued. To avoid that situation, airport personnel are done with all things Christmas-y: “We’re featuring peace and harmony,” said Mike Feldman, deputy managing director of the airport. “We’re [Read More...]