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...]

Chris Stedman’s Toxic Atheism

Salon has recently published a short extract from atheist and interfaith activist Chris Stedman’s upcoming book, Faitheist, which they titled “Toxic atheism drives people apart” (I know they chose the title because Chris told me so, and because it is common practice for publishing outlets like Salon). It has provoked predictable reactions from parts of [Read More...]

Not Every Creed is a Dogma

PZ Myers has just posted an interesting piece regarding some of the pushback Atheism+ is getting from some quarters of the freethought community. Apparently, some think A+ is divisive, exclusive, a fruit of the egos of the perceived leaders, an attempt to tell people what to think, a hive mind, a religion of atheism, and [Read More...]

Atheism+, Humanism, and Religion

In the ongoing discussions around Atheism+ and its relationship with Humanism one issue crops up again and again: the perception that Humanists – at least some Humanists – have an attitude toward religion which the atheists who are excited by Atheism+ do not share. But is this really true? [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...]

Reason, Compassion, and Hope in Community: A Response to Some Constructive Criticism for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard

Andrew Tripp, fellow commentator on LGBTQ community blog In Our Words (to which I’ve only contributed one post so far), has written a readable and interesting critique of some of my recent work at the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard (HCH). Here I response to his critique by explaining the purposes and goals of the Humanist Community Project. [Read more...]


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