Einstein’s God: Can We Reconcile Science and Religion?

Can we reconcile science and religion? The host of American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith, Krista Tippett, believes we can. She calls them both “pursuits of cohesive knowledge and underlying truths” and does not believe they are necessarily in opposition. (Clearly, a view everyone reading this shares…) In her new book, Einstein’s God: Conversations About [Read More...]

A Debate on “Good Without God”

In the latest issue of the Secular Student Alliance’s eMpirical, there’s a debate on Greg Epstein‘s book Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe: Sharon Moss, president of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio, is a fan of Epstein’s message: If our message is going to reach beyond just white men — [Read More...]

Weekend Plans

If you’re awesome (and near Chicago), here’s where you want to be this weekend: Saturday is Skepchicamp! I’ll be at Brehon Pub in Chicago with 9234341241 (rounded down to approximately 80) fellow skeptics sharing in food and talks. I can’t wait. Skepchick Elyse has put together an awesome event and I’m thrilled to be a [Read More...]

How Many Copies of The God Delusion Have Been Sold?

A whole bunch, says Richard Dawkins: As it happens, I have just been sent some recent figures for sales of The God Delusion in English:- North America 907,161 Rest of World 1,179,241 Total English language 2,086,402 Richard That’s impressive even for bestsellers. Though, to keep things in perspective, Rick Warren‘s awful The Purpose Driven Life [Read More...]

A Different Reaction to Gayle Haggard’s New Book

Gayle Haggard has been appearing everywhere from Oprah to Larry King Live to talk about her new book Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made In My Darkest Hour. The title is in reference to the decision she made to stay with pastor Ted Haggard, even after he admitted to cheating on her with a [Read More...]