Teaching Evolution in Florida

There’s a great article by Amy Harmon in The New York Times today about trying to teach evolution to students, many of whom have been raised to believe in Creationism. Here’s a typical conversation between teacher David Campbell and Christian student Bryce Haas: The morning after [Campbell's] Mickey Mouse gambit, he bounced a pink rubber [Read More...]

Most Disturbing Thing Ever

I just got back from a family friend’s wedding. Of course, there was dancing at the reception and at one point, the Timbaland song “The Way I Are” came on. Everyone was on the dance floor — lots of Indian parents. Including my mom. Not only was she dancing to the song — all the [Read More...]

Should PZ Myers Have Desecrated the Communion Wafer?

***Update***: The Comments section is working. Comment away! … The latest newsletter from the Secular Student Alliance has a great point-counterpoint on PZ Myers‘ Wafergate scandal. Board member Joe Foley says PZ crossed the line: Had he simply bought an unconsecrated communion wafer, or exercised his artistic license to create a lookalike, Catholics would have [Read More...]

The Edger

I still don’t know the story behind the name, but so far, I’m liking what I see on The Edger, a new collective blog by secular students. Besides the original, interesting articles, they are doing a lot of important things potential bloggers would be wise to learn from: Getting the hang of everything before the [Read More...]

All is Well…?

I do believe my site’s server has now been switched. The site seems to be working (minus a few plugins that were causing some problems). And the forums are back up. I also hope we’ve seen the last of the CPU/SUSPENSION Grey Screen of Death. Thanks to all of you for your patience. And a [Read More...]