Pseudo-historian David Barton has hit, in my estimation, a new low. He was chatting with Glenn Beck about Black History Month and, on the subject of relations between white people and black people in the Antebellum South, said the they were actually good (it should be noted that white people were able to own black [Read More…]
David Barton cites white people ending slavery as proof black/white relations were good at the time.
Ecclesia College is a small Christian college in Arkansas (I’ve actually stood in front of it). What I didn’t know was that David Barton sits on their board of regents. The school is now unveiling the David Barton School of Political Science. Via their website: Ecclesia College is excited to announce the launch of the [Read More…]
Damn, this is a hell of a get for the Reason Rally! They have received a commitment from Johnny Depp to show up and speak! This is pretty cool since Depp has never been brazen about atheism. Now they just need to get Daniel Radcliffe and it will be the most magical event ever. The [Read More…]
Here’s something to chew on (get it?) while I’m away teaching the youngsters how to sing. A study a few years back by Essex University used the idea of zombies to test how people tended to act during evacuations. Researchers at the University of Essex have created a computer game in which players must escape [Read More…]
What a great time. I seriously love speaking for CASH (the group, but I do also like getting paid). They’re always so much fun and give me so much freedom with my delivery. Thanks to Kate, Alex, Andy, Becca, Lucas, Natasha, and everybody else too numerous to name for a wonderful time! Now it is [Read More…]
Hey gang. It’s voice lesson Wednesday, which means I’m off to batter and abuse my high school students until they sing properly. I was writing my quarterly article for American Atheist Magazine this morning and reviewing some old talks for some details and thought I’d share some of my oldies for all the new people [Read More…]
They say that bravery isn’t the absence of fear, it’s persistence in the face of it. This is pretty fucking brave: A Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic reopened on Monday, seeing patients nearly three months after a deadly shooting rampage at the facility left three people dead and nine wounded. “Today, we opened our doors in [Read More…]
Richard Dawkins has suffered a minor stroke. The remainder of his book tour will be cancelled/rescheduled.
Famous biologist (oh, and atheist author) Richard Dawkins suffered a mild stroke last Saturday, but he’s expected to make a full or near full recovery: Management for the 74-year-old author of The God Delusion said he had suffered a “minor stroke” in the UK last Saturday but had already returned home from hospital. The health [Read More…]
Hey guys. You know me: ordinarily if I share something that’s incorrect I’ll admit error, correct in the article, so everybody can see. However, today I shared this bit about the Michigan legislature passing an anti-anal sex bill. While there were some parts of it that were true, most of it was really stretched. Sadly, [Read More…]