Skepticon 5 Day Two – Rebecca Watson on Evolutionary Psychology

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Rebecca Watson of Skepchick is a marvel: extremely funny, always-knowledgeable, and seemingly on top of all the latest developments in the relationship between science and culture. I pity any scientist or pseudo-scientist who finds themselves on the end of her wit-skewer. She has a way of piercing nonsense with a smile and a wink which is [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day Two – PZ Myers’ “Evolution: Let’s Do the Kinky Stuff!”

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PZ Myers: the man, the legend. Author of one of the biggest science science blogs in the world, defeater of communion wafers, sacker of the City of God. For Skepticon 5 he has a talk on evolutionary pluralism. Random Mutation + Natural Selection (RM+NS) is the basis of all the diversity of species we see [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day Two – Hemant Mehta’s “The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide”

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Hemant Mehta – the Friendly Atheist – is one of the most stalwart activists in the atheist movement: he’s been blogging and speaking and working on atheist issues for years, and his experience shows in the fluid and funny delivery of his presentations. He begins with a story he’s told before, describing two pictures drawn [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day Two – Jessica Ahlquist!

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I spent much of the morning working on my presentation for Sunday, but I had to make it into the hall for Jessica Ahlquist. Jessica needs no introduction: she’s the scrappy high school atheist who objected to a prayer banner at her school and was ostracized and bullied for it until she finally had to [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day One – JT’s “Dear Christian 2″

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JT Eberhard PROPOSED to his girlfriend on stage at Skepticon 5! During an emotional moment at the pinnacle of his speech tonight JT Eberhard actually proposed to his girlfriend Michaelyn! JT has a habit of outdoing himself every year, and this was a true masterpiece of theatrics as well as a beautiful expression of love. [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day One – Greta Christina via Skype!

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Skepticon is here again! North America’s largest free conference for of atheists, skeptics, agnostics and Humanists has begun again for another year, and the conference proper is starting with a bang. Greta Christina’s bespectacled face is filling a large screen at the front of the Springfield Expo Center, and her mellifluous tones are filling the [Read More...]

The Wages of Prejudice

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It wasn’t long ago that gay marriage was a wedge issue that consistently helped Republicans turn out the vote. It was part of the Republican playbook to plonk a gay marriage amendment on the ballot to get their base to the polls. Today’s results -  the victory of Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay senator, in [Read More...]


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