Children Aren’t the Problem

It’s the adults who buy into all the superstitious nonsense, not the kids. Neil deGrasse Tyson elaborates: That was an excerpt from a longer talk Tyson gave at Google in 2009. You can see the full lecture here. (How are there so few people in the audience?! When a prophet speaks, everyone is supposed to [Read More…]

I Don’t See the Light

Gizmodo hypes science-free lightbulbs: The commenters there are not too happy with it. I get the underlying message of the picture: The lightbulb won’t turn on until you ditch faith. Yep. That’s gotta be it. Do you have a better explanation? Side note: I’m amused by the name of the Gizmodo contributor who posted that. [Read More…]

Where Science Meets Pseudoscience

Crispian Jago has created a wonderful Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense: See? I *told* you Buddhism was woo. [Read more…]

The Amazing Jesus – He Should Turn Professional

by Jesse Galef – Rowan Atkinson had such a great sketch as the devil, I went looking for more. And lo and behold, I found another hilarious bit of him as a vicar extolling the amazing entertainment of this Jesus character: Wouldn’t it be fun to perform this? (By the way, if you didn’t get [Read More…]

Interview with David Javerbaum, Former Executive Producer of The Daily Show

One of the personal highlights for me at The Amazing Meeting was the chance to interview David Javerbaum, the former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He was one of the lead authors of America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction and the sole author of What [Read More…]