Blasts from the past.

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…]

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Yesterday the Colorado Planned Parenthood that was subject to a mass shooting reopened.

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…]

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Maddox helps us to tell if we believe in bullshit.

I love Maddox. [Read more…]

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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…]

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I shared a bad article today – the anal sex in Michigan law story is all kinds of exaggerated.

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…]

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Patheos is aware of the 404 problem and they’re working on it.

I’ve gotten a flood of emails about people getting weird redirects and 404 errors when reading the blog today.  Patheos is aware and are working to resolve it. Gonna hang out and wait to post for a bit until I know everything’s running properly.  Sorry, gang! [Read more…]

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Where I prove that Evolution is true, badly

Now, I previously stated I wasn’t really going to defend evolution anymore, until the person I’m talking to has a foundational grasp of a functional epistemology. I’m still not doing that, here. I heard a suggestion that if theists find logical fallacy-laden arguments convincing, that we should adopt that approach. I’ll take a crack at [Read More…]

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Update on Bundy militia shootout: 1 dead, 1 injured, 9 arrested.

Last night federal officers arrested many of the Bundy militia during a traffic stop.  In the process the militia opened fire on the police.  The police returned fire injuring one and killing another: The shootout appears to have taken place on a highway in rural Oregon – away from the federal refuge the armed militia [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Many of the Bundy militia arrested after shootout with police.

There was apparently a shootout tonight between members of Amon Bundy’s militia and local police.  Dan Arel is keeping tabs on it.  One of their leaders was apparently shot multiple times: Oregon officials have stated that shots were fired during a traffic stop in which Bundy and several of his followers were pulled over near the [Read More…]

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Police pick up a drunk man with a pellet gun on his way to join the Bundy militia. Hilarity ensues.

Police have arrested a real American hero who was just on his way to join an armed insurrection against the government: Law enforcement arrested a man on his way to join the standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Monday who appeared to be intoxicated and told officers that he was going to [Read More…]

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