I Learned a New Word Today…

Facepsalm. Definition: The act of face-palming while reading scripture. Origin: BionicDance Now… can you use it in a sentence? [Read more…]

Supreme Court Rejects ‘In God We Trust’ Lawsuit

For the second time, a lawsuit brought by Michael Newdow has made its way to the Supreme Court… only to be dismissed. Newdow famously tried to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance in 2002, but the Supreme Court said in 2007 that he “lacking standing” to bring the case to them and dismissed [Read More…]

Matching Offer for Skepticon 4

Everyone loves a good matching offer and here’s another one that will benefit young skeptics! Polaris Financial Planning will give the organizers of Skepticon 4 $2,800 for the October event in Missouri… but only if they raise $2,800 in the month of March. It’s all or nothing! I gave $10. This is an incredible student-run [Read More…]

Old Spice Carl Sagan

The most amusing thing you’ll see all day — a mashup of Carl Sagan‘s Pale Blue Dot and the Old Spice commercial: (via @rebeccawatson) [Read more…]

Ask Richard: Atheist’s Father Demands He Pray for His Mother

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I never thought I’d have reason to contact you. My family is well aware of my atheistic leanings, and up until recently it caused me no harm. I live in Australia, and everyone else (mom, dad, two sisters) in the midwestern USA. Yes, [Read More…]