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 6x9" and 440 pages. No pictures though. I should be recording an audio version of it sometime next month.  This is remarkable to me. The first time I ever mentioned "foundational falsehoods of creationism" was a decade ago on a post to ChristianForums, and it was deleted by the admins because I d … [Read more...]

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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 Door in Deep Ellum, hosted by a Christian group called the Beer & Bible Consortium (seriously). This is the same group that hosted my wife's debate against anti-abortion spokes-weirdo, Carol … [Read more...]

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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 to each of these, I'll post them to my speaking page.2016/09/24 – El Paso Texas 2016/09/27 – Sierra Vista Arizona 2016/09/28 – Tucson AZ 2016/09/30 – Phoenix A … [Read more...]

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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 of the best cancer wards for children in the country, but they sometimes still have to deliver very bad news.  I know because my granddaughter lived there for most of … [Read more...]

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We’re protesting Ken Ham’s Ark Park

Ken Ham of AnswersInGenesis ministries may look like Cornelius from the original planet of the ape series, but he is the kingpin of dogmatic pseudoscience propaganda, who's organization is at the center of science denial for every other peddler of religiously-motivated snake-oil around the world. Next week, he'll be opening another affront to reality in the form of his Noah's Ark park, a violation of 1st amendment rights allowing not only allowing state-funded religious extremism but also … [Read more...]

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My Social Justice

This is not the subject I'd rather focus on. But I need to address some things, and I'd rather do it all at once.The reason I joined American Atheists is because I’m an activist: I could have been satisfied with making videos in my spare time just for their entertainment or educational value, and whatever trivial notoriety that brings. But I want to do more than just that. I want to affect positive change on behalf of non-believers. The way I see it, religion has always been a n … [Read more...]

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Disappointing Democracy

I've heard from a number of Hillary supporters who want to “make history” by electing the first female president. The ones I’ve heard from don’t seem to know Clinton’s policies or her history; they say they’re voting for her simply because she is a woman. Some go even further and say that anyone who doesn’t vote for her is a misogynist, though none have been stupid enough to say that to me yet. This is why I wish that Elizabeth Warren had run instead of Bernie, or with Bernie as her VP (since the … [Read more...]

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My schedule for this year so far

For the last few years, I've been speaking at a different conference, convention or rally almost every month all over the country, sometimes twice a month. This year was a bit different. I gave a Darwin Day lecture at Lawrence University. Otherwise I'm only scheduled for one American convention this whole year, in October.  But as you can see, I've still been crazy busy: having completed three foreign tours already. I went to India and the U.A.E., then we toured 15 European countries in 6 weeks, … [Read more...]

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Professor of Atheism?

So I just read in the New York Times that a wealthy atheist has donated a couple million dollars to the University of Miami -with the purpose of endowing the nation's first academic chair for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics. Now, as an atheist activist as well as an advocate of reason in education, I am of course excited about that. But I am also conflicted and confused. I mean, what would an atheist study study? There's science of course, natural history and cosmology, logic … [Read more...]

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Momentum

This has been a fascinating election season. This year produced the best candidate I've ever seen in my life, and contrasted him against a collection of contenders who should not be allowed in office for various reasons. As i said in previous posts, I used to like Hillary OK until I started paying attention. Now I see her as a corrupt vindictive self-serving hawk who continue to enrich herself while scorching the middle east and killing kids on both sides. Even if she were not an obvious puppet … [Read more...]

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