Rationalism, Piety, and Civ5

I’m not a gamer, but Civilization 5 recently came out and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. Reader Larry points out that the game has a very interesting way of separating piety and rationalism, two of the game’s “social policy branches.” Turns out you can’t have both at once: Before you begin to gloat, keep [Read More...]

A Wave of Reason

The Symphony of Science is back: Atheists, scientists, and other voices of reason, all auto-tuned for your pleasure: John Boswell is the person responsible for these videos; if you don’t subscribe to him already, fix that now. (Thanks to awesomesauce for the link!) [Read more...]

I’m on an Ark!

Phil Ferguson has an entertaining idea for the Creation Museum’s Governor-approved, soon-to-be Ark Park: Once they get done building the Ark in Kentucky…. Go there and make a music video… I’m On An Ark! Try to include as much bible and Noah talk as possible. A skeptic-themed video, mind you. Not like “Baby Got Book.” [Read More...]

Anne Hathaway Explains Why She Left the Catholic Church

Actress Anne Hathaway was recently on NPR’s Fresh Air to discuss her movie “Love and Other Drugs.” At one point, host Terry Gross brought up the topic of homosexuality and the Catholic Church: GROSS: I should mention, this is maybe a good place to talk about it, that your brother is gay, and he got [Read More...]

The Pompous Theist

You may have seen the “Privilege Denying Dude” Internet meme that features a random white guy saying white guy things: It spawned all sorts of clones (Commenters are saying this was not the original version of the meme — the sentiment is the same, though), some of which are more entertaining than others. I’m a [Read More...]


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