Neil, We Need to Talk

I have some serious words with Neil deGrasse Tyson about philosophy. The ghost of Carl Sagan looks on. [Read more...]

Cosmos – Epistemic, Existential, Ethical, and Aesthetic

cosmo

My bio as a Humanist speaker ends with the words “James was raised on Shakespeare, Sagan, and Star Trek” - and it’s true. When I discovered the works, words, and worlds of Carl Sagan, my world flew open. I’ve written about his unique approach to science, Humanism, and the big questions of life, and I’ve spoken [Read More...]

“Ideas that Sing: Awe, Wonder, and the Future of Humanism” at the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester this Sunday!

The Ethical Culture Society of Westchester

This Sunday I’ll be giving my latest presentation - ”Ideas that Sing: Awe, Wonder, and the Future of Humanism” – at the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester! Come along if you’re in the area: there will be Carl Sagan, there will be Abraham Maslow, there will be Felix Adler and Jason Silva and Quiet Company and [Read More...]

Buy All the Things! – The Center for Inquiry Has a New Store!

CfI Mug

The Center for Inquiry, one of my favorite organizations working to promote science, reason, and secular values, has a new store and it looks great. Make sure to check the store for holiday gifts for the godless heathens in your life. Highlights include: The beautiful CfI coffee mug, with which you can “let people know [Read More...]

How Should Atheists Talk About Religion? Greg Epstein and PZ Call for a Prudent Balance

Ask An Atheist radio show recently held a debate between PZ Myers and Greg Epstein addressing the question “How Should Atheists Talk About Religion?” There was much agreement – indeed, a surprising amount. [Read more...]


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