A Message from the Creation Museum to the Atheists

The Secular Student Alliance received an email this morning from the Creation Museum regarding the horde of rationalists who will be visiting in a few weeks. It was addressed to us and PZ Myers. PZ posted it on his site earlier. The SSA wanted to clear up a few things up with the museum before [Read More...]

Why Does Billy Graham Have a Column?

I really would like to know why Rev. Billy Graham has a syndicated column. In his latest one, he spends most of the time talking about something that has nothing to do with the letter-writer’s question. That question is actually a good one: My 7-year-old son asked me to ask you this question: Do you [Read More...]

Sam Harris Weighs in on Francis Collins

Monday’s edition of The New York Times features Sam Harris weighing in on the Francis Collins debate. The issue: Collins is a brilliant scientist/geneticist recently appointed to head the National Institutes of Health. Collins is also an evangelical Christian. Should we be concerned? Harris answers that last question with a definitive “Yes”: What follows are [Read More...]

MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values

In Cambridge, MIT opened the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values this past spring. It’s a bit of an old story, but I’m just coming across it now. The Dalai Lama had some interesting soundbytes in the piece: “The majority of the 6 billion people on earth, I think, we can categorize as [Read More...]

From Micro- to Macro-Evolution in Two Minutes

A few million years of evolution shown in two minutes of animation. The point is to show how microevolution, added up over time, can really lead to what we define as different species. The author points out that this isn’t necessarily how our species came to exist, but it’s theoretically how it could have happened. [Read More...]