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January 10, 2014
Why Do Pastors Use Bad Statistics?
Bob Smietana points out something we've all known for a long time: When pastors tell...
December 09, 2013
Creationist Math: There’s Only a 1/479,000,000 Chance Moses Got Genesis Right, So It Must be True!
This self-described mathematician just added to the stereotype of fundamentalist Christians who are unable to...
October 29, 2013
Simon Singh’s New Book:
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
Simon Singh is the author of the *incredible* books Big Bang: The Origin of the...
October 29, 2013
This is Why I Don’t Believe Anyone Who Says ‘I’m Not a Math Person’
An article at The Atlantic by Miles Kimball and Noah Smith argues against the notion...
August 01, 2013
Over the Past Decade, There Has Been a Sharp Decline in Money Spent on Building Churches
We know the economy's in bad shape. We know the recession hurt a lot of...
July 24, 2013
An Excerpt from
Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann, who previously wrote the excellent book The Fabulous Fibonacci...
June 27, 2013
This Is Why Math Is Important, Everyone
From the Christian Post: Sam Rohrer, president of the Pennsylvania Pastors' Network, stated that he...
May 30, 2013
Christian Pastor Claims to Have ‘Irrefutable’ Mathematical Proof for Christianity
Dan Delzell, the pastor of Wellspring Lutheran Church in Papillion, Nebraska, just found "irrefutable" mathematical...
March 26, 2013
The Church of England and the Art of Bullshit
This is quite the headline from the Church of England! Wow! Four out of five...
March 26, 2013
The Creation Museum’s Ken Ham is Asking His Followers to Pray for Me
You guys, Ken Ham's not happy with me. All I did was call him a...
March 26, 2013
Is the US Postal Service Biased Against Atheists? Check Out This Study
Remember those atheist shoes? They had soles (ha!) with the phrases "Darwin Loves" and "Ich...
February 12, 2013
Online Betting Website Offers 666:1 Odds on Richard Dawkins Becoming the Next Pope
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has already set the odds on who will become the next...
January 29, 2013
This Church Doesn’t Know How to Do Math
Over the weekend, I was handed a program from a church service. (Not because I...
January 25, 2013
Should Math and Science Teachers Get Paid More Than Other Teachers?
Lawrence Krauss gives his take on a touchy subject: Should math and science teachers get...
January 05, 2013
They Must Not Teach Probability in Seminary School…
Fr. Alfonse Nazzaro of the St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas is a Catholic...
November 19, 2012
Some Good News on the Teaching Front… I Think
I found out on Saturday that I passed my National Board Certification for high school...
October 25, 2012
Edward Tarte Spreads Math Education on YouTube
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October 13, 2012
This Isn’t Just About Academic Disagreement; It’s About Bullying
Dr. Jo Boaler is the subject of harassment in the academic community. This goes well...
October 12, 2012
Speaking About Math at DePaul University
On Tuesday, October 16th, at 7:00p in room 325 of the Lincoln Park Student Center,...
September 22, 2012
Breaking Up with a Mathematician
This joke makes no sense... Since when do mathematicians have anyone to dump? BAM! I'll...
August 31, 2012
Who Needs Religion When You Have Math?
August 30, 2012
Edward Tarte Causes Controversy in Seminary School
You can see Part 1 of this video here. [Hemant adds: I know I'm biased...
August 18, 2012
Is This Math Book Bad for Girls?
Danica McKellar (who portrayed Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years) has written her fourth book...
July 31, 2012
Why Algebra is Necessary: Rebutting Andrew Hacker
I teach Geometry. I've taught it for years. I'll have two sections of it this...
June 28, 2012
Happy Tau Day, Everyone!
Celebrate! In case you want to know why Pi is wrong, you should read this...
June 15, 2012
When Atheism and Math Collide…
My friends Eric and Rose have a website called The Coming Out Godless Project where...
April 26, 2012
If You Answer This Math Problem Correctly, You May Be an Atheist
If a baseball and bat cost $110, and the bat costs $100 more than the...
March 22, 2012
Speaking at Michigan State University Next Week
Just one more day until Spring Break! And then, I'll finally have time to start...
February 25, 2012
Can We Just Eliminate Textbooks?
My high school students know that I rely very little on our textbooks. I hand...
January 11, 2012
Math: It’s How Plants Work
Vi Hart's math videos just keep getting better. In case you missed Part 1 of...
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