A Review of Your Religion is False by Joel Grus

A few months ago, I posted a video of a talk by Joel Grus. That talk has now turned into a book: It doesn’t matter what you believe, Grus thinks your religion is false. To all those people who think the New Atheists focus too narrowly on Christianity, Grus counters that argument and blows it [Read More...]

Ask Richard: A Tricky Situation about Infant Vaccinations

Richard, I think it’s great you’re doing an advice column for us skeptics. My question: My wife’s office has become a maternity ward. Of the 10 eligible women, 5 are pregnant. In the last couple of weeks, they have begun passing books around and talking about their plans for their newborns. Unfortunately, one of the [Read More...]

The Christian Version of Sarah Palin’s Book

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signed a book deal a while before this weekend’s debacle. No word on the amount she is getting paid for it (rumors place her advance at ~$7,000,000), but what we do know is that there will be two versions — the “regular” version and the “Christian” version: Soon Palin will [Read More...]

A Review of Supersense by Bruce M. Hood

Most atheists would probably claim they’re not superstitious in any way. They’re right when it comes to religion. But consider these situations: Would you not want to live in a house in which someone once got murdered? If you needed a heart transplant, would you not willingly receive the organ from a once-convicted rapist? Have [Read More...]

The Book Proposal

For a few weeks now, I’ve been working fairly intensely on a book idea. I haven’t talked about it on this site yet, but if it works out, you’ll hear more soon enough. The other day, I finally sent it off to an editor interested in looking at it. It’ll take some time before I [Read More...]