The New Richard Dawkins Book: The Magic of Reality

The cover of Richard Dawkins’ new book has just been released! It’s called The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. I love the title — it’s much better than the original “working” title, What is a Rainbow, Really? But judging from the table of contents, it looks like it’s aimed at a [Read More...]

An Easy Way to Explain Evolution

This has been around for a while, but I only saw it recently for the first time. It’s a simple and creative explanation of how evolution works (click to enlarge): (via Reddit) [Read more...]

You Could Also Hit Them with Richard Dawkins

Stand-up comedian (and atheist) Keith Lowell Jensen is about to release his latest CD “Cats Made of Rabbits.” He was nice enough to provide me with this exclusive clip from the DVD of the show in which he talks about “The Penis Argument Against Creationism” (some NSFW language): Keith needs to raise money for the [Read More...]

Why Am I So Excited To Hear the Truth?

I was reading (newly-named Pulitzer Prize winner) Siddhartha Mukherjee‘s excellent article about whether or not cell phones cause cancer in the New York Times and one passage caught my eye… To give you some background, Mukherjee is talking about how rare cancers sometimes become associated with things we’re all exposed to (like cell phones), and [Read More...]

The Quick History of the Universe

If the Christianists in Tennessee get to teach Creationism in public schools, then it’s only fair that all churches should be required to play this fantastic TED Talk. In it, David Christian presents “a complete history of the universe”: It starts to get good at the 4:00 mark. (Thanks to Eli for the link!) [Read more...]