What Do You Dislike About the New Atheists?

Julian Baggini is the author of Atheism: A Very Short Introduction so you would think he supports anyone who defends the idea of atheism. And you would be wrong. Baggini feels the whole New Atheism movement — and its proponents/authors Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens — is destructive. So in my [Read More...]

Impeaching the Pope?

Mike Clawson here… My wife has a new post up at the God’s Politics Blog (Jim Wallis’ organization) on a recent Washington Post editorial by Robert McElvaine suggesting that there ought to be a way for Catholics to impeach the Pope. She uses it as a springboard to talk about whether and how more progressive [Read More...]

Should Atheists Use Religious Language When Describing Ourselves?

There was a nice article from the Associated Press yesterday that talked about Humanist “congregations”, focusing on Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein One part of the article raised a point about the words we use when describing our atheist communities: Greg Epstein, the humanist chaplain at Harvard University, is building a God-free model of community [Read More...]

We’re Bad at This Science Thing

We suck at Science. According to the national survey commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences: Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. Only 47% of adults [Read More...]

Getting a Masters of Science Degree in Creationism

Texas has enough problems of its own when it comes to Science standards. This doesn’t make it any better: A Texas legislator is waging a war of biblical proportions against the science and education communities in the Lone Star State as he fights for a bill that would allow a private school that teaches creationism [Read More...]