God is Dead. So What? – My Talk from Skepticon 5!

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With much excitement, and with many thanks to the amazing Rob Lehr of Hambone Productions, I am delighted to present to you God is Dead. So What?, my talk from Skepticon 5! This was my first time at Skepticon as a speaker (I was on a panel at Skepticon 4) and I had a wonderful time! In the [Read More...]

Humanist Community: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

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When I first started talking about Humanist community building – creating local spaces where non-theists can come together to celebrate shared values and provide fellowship for each other – I got a lot of push-back. I was told that you can’t organize atheists into communities because they’re too individualistic. I was assured that you’d never [Read More...]

These Are Not The Droids You Are Looking For…

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My workshop on persuasion for secular activists was a big hit at the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Leadership Conference, and I was able to reprise a much shorter version – sans time for questions and the interactive elements – at Skepticon 5. Here are the slides from that presentation – look for a more complete [Read More...]

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 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...]


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