Article About James Randi and JREF

***Update***: A few changes have been made to this posting since I first put it up. … Here’s an extensive article about James Randi and JREF, courtesy of Michael J. Mooney of The Riverfront Times, an alternative newspaper in St. Louis. The highlight of the weekend for most of the skeptics here is the chance [Read More...]

Creation Science 101 (The Atheist Vloggers Edition)

You may remember Roy Zimmerman‘s fantastic song “Creation Science 101″: Now, several atheist vloggers on YouTube have joined together to cover the song: I love it! (Thanks to Jeff for the link!) [Read more...]

Should Psychics Be Banned?

I’m conflicted here. We already know psychics are frauds, but should the government ban the practice of fortune-tellers? It’s hard to know when we should prevent people from making claims about the future. Where does one draw a line between horoscope writers and pastors who claim that God knows your future? At least commercials for [Read More...]

The Prosperity Gospel is a Bad Investment

As reader Scott points out, the picture says it all. The New York Times article discusses how Kenneth and Gloria Copeland (and other prosperity gospel preachers) are encouraging followers to give them money in order to get more money back from God. “God knows where the money is, and he knows how to get the [Read More...]

Derek Rodgers Saved By His Noodliness

You may have already heard that atheist Derek Rodgers was expelled from the Creation Museum after wearing a shirt reading the bus campaign slogan, “There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The words “No God” were large, front and center. (pic via Young Australian Skeptics) Derek was told by museum staff [Read More...]