I Can Play One Chord on a Guitar…

How did I not know about Rodrigo y Gabriela until yesterday? They’re freaking amazing. And now I’m in the middle of listening through everything they’ve ever done… What other bands/groups am I unaware of that you’re all keeping from me? (I’m just gonna assume you can all read my mind.) [Read more...]

Celebrities Mentioning Their Atheism

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone (full article not available online), comedian Ricky Gervais talks about his atheism. That’s not new. I just like this accompanying picture: I’m pretty sure that’s what fundamentalist Christians think about when they hear the word “atheist”… Gervais isn’t alone in talking about his atheism, though. He’s joined by [Read More...]

An Ode to the Brain

The latest video in the excellent Symphony of Science series focuses on the brain. This one featured the autotuned words of Carl Sagan, Jill Bolte Taylor, and Bill Nye, among others: [Read more...]

Billy Ray Cyrus Scared of Atheist Sign

Somewhere on the list of topics I rarely discuss on this site much is Hannah Montana. But that’s about to change now that singer Billy Ray Cyrus has told GQ about how his relationship to daughter Miley Cyrus has strained and how his life is falling apart. He should’ve seen it all coming: “Somewhere along [Read More...]

The Big Beginning

Stephen Hawking + Richard Dawkins + Carl Sagan + Tara Shears + Neil deGrasse Tyson + Auto-Tune = the latest Symphony of Science! I’m sure these videos reach an audience that wouldn’t normally listen to scientists, but I would watch this even without the auto-tune. These are some of the finest science communicators in recent [Read More...]