The new President of Atheist Alliance of America

Atheist Alliance of America is 25 years-old, one of the oldest atheist organizations in the U.S., founded in 1992. They are the source of Secular Nation bi-annual magazine and podcast. For the last fifteen years, they have bestowed the Richard Dawkins award to honor outstanding scientists, authors, artists, and other advocates of uncompromised and unapologetic [Read More…]

The Answers in Genesis Movie

As offensive as Ken Ham’s ark park is, we know that cumbersome eye-sore is doomed to an inevitable financial failure that would be comical if it didn’t waste $18,000,000.oo of state tax incentives despite 1st amendment prohibitions failing all three prongs of the Lemon test. That’s in addition to another $107,000,000.oo out of individual donor’s [Read More…]

Trying to reason against fallacious ignorance

Earlier this month, I drove to Kentucky to protest the Noah’s Ark Park. Trying to reason with believers there was an exercise in futility. Now, Eric Hovind and his crew are deliberately trying not to understand; or at least they’re to appear as if they don’t understand, or that they understand something else. I don’t [Read More…]

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism available for pre-order

I just saw the listing for the first time. Pre-orders of my book are available on Amazon.  The publisher returned their edition to me, and I’m now reviewing the final format. I think it will be 6×9″ and 440 pages. No pictures though. I should be recording an audio version of it sometime next month. [Read More…]

My first formal debate, July 23rd in Downtown Dallas

If y’all know any theists in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, you’ve got just one week to convince them to come see me debate some random Christian guy named John Lepp (I don’t know) over the question, “Is God the source of all that is good?” (I know, right?)   This event will be at the [Read More…]

Rick Wiles: Pokemon Go is Satan’s Cyber-Demons

Hyper-vigilant, would-be televangelist, Rick Wiles of TRUNews a member of Jim Bakker’s PTL Ministry, recounted the seemingly benign tale of a stranger playing Pokémon Go outside his office building this week. According to RightWingWatch, Wiles attributed the player’s otherwise explicable behavior to none other than the Biblical villain Satan himself. He went on to describe a vast [Read More…]

The Meaning of Race

Is race a biological or social construct? The word “race” as it is applied to describing ancestral traits in humans is notoriously difficult to disambiguate. The word itself is polysemous, or has different but related senses depending on the context of the discussion. The word “man” is also a polyseme that is ambiguous to the [Read More…]

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism book tour

I’ve never published a book before. So I’m pretty excited about this. My book is available on Amazon for pre-order. Copies should be in stores come November. I’ve scheduled a promotional tour with different secular humanist skeptical atheist groups for a nice circle round the western states where I grew up. Once there are links [Read More…]

Ark Encounter Needs a Trigger Warning

It can be difficult to make it through the Ark Encounter and maintain a cheerful optimism about the future of mankind. Ignorance is proudly on display everywhere. For those, who left childhood creationist indoctrination behind, it is a particularly difficult trudge through a literal boatload of lies.The rationale for the Ark Encounter is displayed in this [Read More…]

Meeting the Chaplains at the Children’s hospital

I’ve been interviewed many times, but not like yesterday. The Chaplains at Childrens Medical Center of Dallas reached out to Metroplex Atheists asking for someone to advise them. The Chaplains know how to soothe the faithful, but they wanted to be able to comfort unbelievers too. I commend them for that. This hospital has one [Read More…]