Neil deGrasse Tyson and Religion

The latest issue of The Humanist (Sep/Oct 2009) includes an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible for him to say anything that isn’t interesting, but a couple things he said stood out: The Humanist: Do you consider yourself a humanist? Tyson: I’ve never identified with any movement. I just am [Read More...]

Simpsonized Skeptics

Crispian Jago has already made skeptically themed cards, but he has trumped himself this time around. Now, he brings us Simpsonized Skeptics: You now have a goal in life: To get drawn by Crispian. [Read more...]

Sam Harris on Real Time with Bill Maher

In case you missed Real Time with Bill Maher last night, Sam Harris was a guest on the show. The video is below: The good: Harris made the important point (we’ve heard it before from him) that the reason smart people like Francis Collins can believe ideas like “morality is instilled in us from God” [Read More...]

Spreading Atheism via Twitter

An article at Religion News Service by S.J. Velasquez discussing how atheists are getting our message out via Twitter: Social networking sites and microblog hosts like Twitter are drawing atheists and agnostics out of seclusion and giving them a platform on which they can discuss and debate their religious beliefs — or lack thereof — [Read More...]

John Travolta Scared of Leaving Scientology

John Travolta may finally be coming to his senses… According to The Daily Mail (UK), Travolta is still distraught over his son’s death. That death may be attributed to the Church of Scientology: He reportedly resents going along with Scientology’s prescribed treatment for [son] Jett’s condition. The church does not recognise autism as genuine, but [Read More...]