The Secular Student Alliance Draws Closer to the $50,000 Match

You’ll all be happy to know that this conversation took place in my classroom yesterday: Me: …and that’s how you do a Geometry proof. Any questions? [Male student raises hand] Me: Yes…? Student How does a tampon work? I can’t figure it out! Me: FML… Good times. On top of that, I was at school [Read More…]

Atheists Helping the Homeless

This Sunday, Joe Zamecki and other atheists in the Austin, TX area are conducting a wonderful service project: they’re giving away free toiletries to homeless people. We’ve received donations of money and items to give away from all over the nation, but we need more. We need to let more Atheists know about this project, [Read More…]

Update on the SSA’s $50,000 Challenge

You all have come through in a big way so far for the Secular Student Alliance, but there’s still ways to go! Donations for the Todd Stiefel $50,000 Challenge have come in from a variety of sources. 1) ChipIn The widget says that the total amount of donations have been $3287 as I write this. [Read More…]

National Secular Service Day

Today is the first ever National Secular Service Day, a brainchild of the Harvard Secular Society. A handful of organizations around the country are hosting events to mark the occasion, including hosting food drives, cleaning up highways, and donating blood. Good for them and I hope other groups will join in on the action. The [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Mother Objects to Donating My Body to Science

Hi Richard, I have recently organized for my body to be donated to science when I die. It will go to the nearest University for use by trainee doctors. I feel that my body would be better off used for the benefit of other people rather than just buried and wasted. The problem I have [Read More…]