Debate: Is Darwinian Evolution a Fact?

I recently posted that a Muslim apologist named Subboor Ahmad challenged me to debate him at an Islamic convention in Houston. I was told that this was a big budget conference, and that they would take care of everything. I just needed to show up and get learned on all the same-old pseudoscientific excuses I’ve [Read More…]

24 hour marathon benefiting Camp Quest

Dogma Debate is doing a 24-hour marathon telethon to raise money for Camp Quest, the camp sites for secular kids across the country. Several speakers in the atheist community are taking different hours to present their case and get their audience to donate. I chose to come on the air at 3:00am on Sunday December [Read More…]

Secular Nation Podcast

As President of Atheist Alliance of America, I wanted to raise the standards of our Secular Nation Podcast -such that our shows would be published more frequently, discussing Secular Political topics that come up every week. I also wanted these podcasts to be a shorter than they had been, to better conform to the typical [Read More…]

Getting the Story from Standing Rock

I think it was in August when I read something online saying “Did you know that the largest Native American demonstration in history is going on right now, and no one is reporting on it?” So I read on to find out about the Dakota Access Pipe Line. At that time, I think someone shared [Read More…]

Not ceding your platform to Alt-Right Ideology.

I said on my Facebook right before the election I don’t unfriend over politics. At the time, I had unfriended 16 people half of whom were spammers for sunglasses or something. But after years on FB, blogging, and Youtube I am tired of the same sort of blowhard derailing conversations. Alt-Right messaging has become rampant [Read More…]

No one to thank for what I’m thankful for.

I actually celebrate Thanksgiving, though not in the traditional way of course. I’ve heard too many horror stories about how this tradition came about. For one thing, Thanksgiving is the Christian version of the pagan Halloween. They’re both harvest festivals. It’s just that one of them was bastardized and the other erected as a replacement [Read More…]

Atheist Debate at a Muslim Convention in Texas

I’ve been asked to do another public debate with a live audience. On Christmas Eve, I will debate “Is Darwinian Evolution a Fact” at the Texas Dawah Convention in Houston.  My opponent is Subboor Ahmed of the iERA (Islamic Education and Research Academy) He and I have had this conversation before, but he wants to [Read More…]

Thanks for Giving to Recovering from Religion

Please donate to Recovering from Religion this weekend during their Thanks for Giving charity telethon. [Read more…]

Scooby does denial

Someone pointed me to a video where an apologist was criticizing skeptics for being apologists in denial. Of course there can be no examples of this in reality, so he took his from cartoons. He was talking about Fred from a Scooby Doo cartoon where they visit an island populated by ghosts and zombies which [Read More…]

Think twice before sharing about the Electoral College voting against their State’s vote

Yes. A Donald Trump presidency is terrible even terrifying. However, the reasoning in having the Electoral College throw out their state’s various votes is not just flawed but dangerous. There is technically nothing stopping any of the electors from refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether. There’s even [Read More…]