A Farewell to John Dawkins

Richard Dawkins‘ father died a couple days ago and he penned the obituary: My father, (Clinton) John Dawkins, who has died peacefully of old age, packed an enormous amount into his 95 years. … He and Jean (who survives him) celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2009. In his nineties John slowed down and his [Read More…]

How Are Anti-Intellectuals Like the Roadrunner?

RogueBlueJay talks about “anti-intellectuals” — a group that basically includes everyone from fundamentalists to Birthers to Sarah Palin fans… Is the analogy accurate? Who else is like the Roadrunner? (Thanks to Jake for the link!) [Read more…]

Atheists Protest Hartford City Council Prayers

When atheists protested a city council meeting in Hawaii earlier in the year, they came out on top — they were found “not guilty” of disorderly conduct in court. Maybe that’s the inspiration for another city council protest that took place in Hartford, Connecticut last night. Members of the Connecticut Valley Atheists plan to silently [Read More…]

Secular Student Alliance Hires High School Campus Organizer

I’m so excited about this announcement… JT Eberhard, Captain of the Missouri State University Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and one of the leaders responsible for putting together the incredibly popular Skepticon conference last month, now has a new job: … I was offered the position of Campus Organizer and High School Specialist with [Read More…]

We Are All Africans… Right?

When Richard Dawkins appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last season he brought Bill a present: That’s your set up for this uncomfortably stereotypical Funny or Die sketch by Sam Sero: On a serious note, is there anyone who would feel uncomfortable wearing that shirt, despite its evolutionary truth? [Read more…]