Today marks the release of philosopher AC Grayling‘s latest book The God Argument: The Case against Religion and for Humanism: Grayling is also the author of The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. He’ll be one of the keynote speakers at the American Atheists convention in Austin, Texas this weekend. [Read more...]
Kanye West is raising eyebrows again with a rumor that he’s naming his sixth studio album “I Am God.”
The new album’s title has yet to be confirmed but aside from the possible name and a small list of contributors including The-Dream and Malik Yusef, details on the rapper’s forthcoming album are scarce.
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This is a guest post by Chris Stedman. He is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and the author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisDStedman.
My twenty-sixth birthday is two weeks from today. But early April isn’t just the anniversary of my birth — it’s also the anniversary of when I came out of the closet. I was 13 years old, nearly 14, when I came out to my mom as queer. This year, as I turn 26, I will have spent twelve years out of the closet, which is nearly half of my life — and certainly more than half of the life that I can remember… [Read more...]
Good thing, too. The last one was just confusing.
Richard Dawkins‘ next book, a memoir, will be titled An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist. And much like with his last book The Magic of Reality, the UK version of the book will get a *way* better cover than its American counterpart: [Read more...]
Joseph Mastropaolo is a Creationist and he has a challenge for evolutionists (more recently mentioned in The Guardian): Prove to an “impartial” judge that science contradicts a literal interpretation of Genesis and the money is yours.
A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis.
Mastropaolo believes that evolution cannot be proved scientifically. “It turns out that there is nothing in the universe [that] is evolving, everything is devolving, everything is going in the opposite direction,” he said.
The Literal Genesis Trial contest would be held in a courthouse in Santa Ana, California and Mastropaolo has said he will create a list of potential superior court judges to decide the case. The participants would have to agree on a judge. Mastropaolo said that he hopes the trials can improve future debates between evolutionists and creationists by addressing the issue in a legal and scientific way.
This is what’s known in the scientific world as a “publicity stunt”… [Read more...]