Massimo Pigliucci Criticizes “Scientism”

Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci is the author of a new book Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. Just from the title, it sounds very promising, yes? Well, this extended, exclusive passage from the book may get your atheist senses tingling. It talks about the limits and powers of science. Pigliucci argues that scientists [Read More...]

Atheism and Diabetes

40-Year-Old-Atheist has a son with Type I Diabetes. Recently, he went to a conference for families dealing with the same issue and he encountered a lot of religious families. That set him apart: I do not ask “Why him?”. Not ever. But that very question was asked (or at least implied) by several people over [Read More...]

Secular Student Takes on Texas Creationist in Interview

My friend Matt LaClair, a Secular Student Alliance board member, co-hosts a radio show called Equal Time for Freethought. Tonight, his guest will be Don McLeroy, a young-Earth creationist leader on the Texas Board of Education. He’s one of the people responsible for the revised History standards and a proponent of Creationism in the classroom. [Read More...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why NASA is So Important

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why NASA is so vital to America’s future and why we shouldn’t be underfunding it: Damn, I love that guy. There is good news to report: President Obama has issued a revamped Space policy which will (among other things) increase NASA’s budget. (via Bad Astronomy) [Read more...]

I Want to Be a Guest at This Dinner Party

… mostly because Neil deGrasse Tyson is there. That man is made of awesome. Hell, everyone else is pretty great, too. (Click to enlarge:) You can see the full list of guests here. As poster creator Nick Farrantello says: Each of the people in this picture has accomplished more for humanity then any of the [Read More...]


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