Archives for January 2013

The Foundational Oft-Repeated Fallacies of Sexism Deniers

9/11 Truthers, Moon Landing Deniers,  Holocaust Deniers, Evolution Deniers, Creationism... It seems controversial ideas are polarizing and can generate extreme views.  Some ideas like the fact that the Earth is spheroid can even generate full-blown conspiracy theories. In fact, there once was a history teacher at my high school that was a flat-earther. This happened during the late 1980's well after the moon landings. Any picture of the Earth in science and history textbooks pictured it as sp … [Read more...]

What to do about America’s guns…

Tonight on Dogma Debate, David Smally and I will argue opposing views of the gun control issue with disarmed Britons, Thunderf00t and DPR Jones. I need these two in case of ... you know... zombies.I need one of these too, but they're illegal to carry, because if you have one of these, then people think you're a dangerous psycho. … [Read more...]


Recently I was contacted by one Yanir Tearosh representing the Israeli Atheist Association.  I was surprised to hear there was such a thing.  More amazing than that, they're actually holding an atheist convention in Tel Aviv.  I wouldn't have thought that possible.  But it is apparently a thing, and his organization has asked me and GrapplingIgnorance to promote it.  Here is Yanir's pitch:I would also like to explain The reason we do this (also known as  - my extremely long rant )Israel is … [Read more...]

the “Merry Christmas” bill

As the Texas state director of American Atheists, I am concerned about Dwayne Bohac and his "Merry Christmas" bill, the one encouraging teachers to reveal their particular religious beliefs before students and faculty. While those with the most popular majority religion in this region could use this to earn brownie points with some parents and co-workers, those in the minority position would effectively be 'outed' one way or another; whether they chose to participate or whether they chose not … [Read more...]

Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my rag-time gal

Even though I've never seen him in a top hat, this still reminds me of someone I know on this forum. … [Read more...]