Massimo Pigliucci Criticizes “Scientism”

Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci is the author of a new book Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. Just from the title, it sounds very promising, yes? Well, this extended, exclusive passage from the book may get your atheist senses tingling. It talks about the limits and powers of science. Pigliucci argues that scientists [Read More...]

Guess Who Never Read My Book?

I got this email from commenter Ubi Dubium, who requested my book from her local Virginia library: … I put in a request that they add it to their collection, and in the meantime asked them to try to get it on inter-library loan. They got it in, and today I went to pick it [Read More...]

Can You Help an Author Writing About Young Atheists?

David Seidman has written books all over the young adult spectrum ranging from one about an American Idol contestant to a Spider-Man story to more serious subjects such as teenage life in Iran and South Africa. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times. His latest project is one that I am really optimistic [Read More...]

Hitchens to Speak About New Book in Washington, DC

Christopher Hitchens‘ new book, the autobiography Hitch-22, will be released on June 2nd: It has the distinctive bright yellow cover of his previous books. However, this one is shinier. Therefore, it will be better. (Don’t question my logic.) Hitchens will be speaking at the 6th & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC on June 13th [Read More...]

Ask Richard: What Books Can Help My Catholic Siblings Become More Rational?

Richard, I read your column with interest, as many of the issues pertain to my family situation. Immersed in Catholicism until age 19 when I quit the seminary and joined the US Navy, I left behind a thoroughly delusional extended family of Catholics, none of whom have ever doubted the world view they were indoctrinated [Read More...]