Future Book Alert: Candidate Without a Prayer

Two decades ago, Herb Silverman ran for Governor of South Carolina in order to challenge the state law which said atheists could not hold public office. He may have lost the race but succeeded in raising people’s consciousness about that issue. (Technically, the law is still in the books, but it can’t be enforced.) Today, [Read More...]

Grace and Mark Driscoll Write a How-Not-To Book on Marriage

Are you “single?… Seeing someone and contemplating marriage?… Newly married and still filled with wedded bliss?… A parent or grandparent concerned for the marriage of your child or grandchild? Divorced…?” Are you any of those things and in need of some new reading material come January 3rd? If so, I have the perfect thing for [Read More...]

Future Book Alert: Nonbeliever Nation

Lawyer Dave Niose, the president of the American Humanist Association and longtime advocate for church/state separation, is going to be releasing a book in July, 2012 called Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans. The description makes me want to pre-order a copy already: In Nonbeliever Nation, David Niose argues that America was never in [Read More...]

Review: Bang!: How We Came to Be

BANG!: How We Came To Be by Michael Rubino is a beautifully designed 62-page children’s book on how humans came into existence. We start at the “nothing,” before the Big Bang, and go all the way through single-celled amoebas, fish with feet, and apes standing up to full-fledged humans. Each left-hand page is filled with [Read More...]

Sam Harris’ Next Essay: Free Will

Sam Harris has just announced that February 28th will be the release date of his next long-form essay, Free Will: Free Will follows his previous venture into e-publishing, Lying. That one turned out to be a quick yet provocative read — I hope this essay raises as many questions and thought experiments as the previous [Read More...]


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