Why Are This Many Atheist Scientists Taking Their Children to Church?

We know some atheists participate in religious communities for a variety of reasons, but what about atheist scientists? How many of them participate in religious communities? A new study by Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and University at Buffalo SUNY sociologist Kristen Schultz Lee, published in the December 2011 Journal for the Scientific Study [Read More...]

Neat Science Tricks to Try Out on Your Family

If you’re with the family today, Richard Wiseman just released his latest collection of quirky science tricks you can do to impress and amuse those around you: [Read more...]

NOVA Documentary About the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Trial Now on YouTube

If you never had a chance to watch the brilliant NOVA episode “Judgment Day” about the trial over Intelligent Design and Creationism in Dover, Pennsylvania, it’s now up on YouTube as one feature-length movie (and not just little snippets on PBS). Make time to watch this: (via Why Evolution is True) [Read more...]

Celebrating Carl Sagan Day in Chicago

Next week (Nov. 9th) marks Carl Sagan Day and there are celebratory events taking place all over the country. In Chicago, on Nov. 12th, a number of local freethought groups are co-sponsoring an event downtown (at the Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University) that sounds terrific — a panel discussion on “Science, Skepticism, and [Read More...]

Republican Strategist: Science Should Be Put to a Popularity Vote

In case you missed it last night, Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show answered the burning question: What is science really up to? Highlight: Republican Strategist Noelle Nikpour: It’s very confusing for a child to be only taught evolution to go home to a household where their parents say, “Well, wait a minute, you know, [Read More...]


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