Liberty Counsel goons on gay scout masters.

Oh, those Liberty Counsel peeps.  They think that allowing gay scout masters in the BSA (mmmmMMMMmmm…masters) is akin to letting convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky be a scout master. As Staver said, “it makes no sense to have a Jerry Sandusky as your scout master and essentially that’s what this policy would open up the doors [Read More...]

More epic from Missouri State Univeristy.

This is where I went to school. Missouri State University (er, Univeristy) in Springfield, Mo. handed out thousands of canvas bags to students last month, proudly bearing a typo that switched the “s” and second “i” in “university.” According to the Springfield News-Leader, a total of 17,800 bags were ordered; the typo appears on nearly [Read More...]

Natural selection thwarted in Tennessee.

A Tennessee pastor, who was busted by wildlife services in 2008 for illegally owning venomous snakes, has had some more of snakes confiscated and taken to live in the zoo. Pastor Gregory Coots, who goes by the name Jamie, told WYMT that he was on his way back from purchasing the snakes in Alabama when the Tennessee [Read More...]

Missouri’s creationism bill: dumb even by creationist standards.

Oooooooooh, Las Vegas, you exhausting city.  Not sure which is worse, my headache after a few days in Vegas or the headache I got from reading about Missouri’s new creationism bill. Although even the Wikipedia entry for scientific theory includes definitions provided by the world’s most prestigious organizations of scientists, the bill’s sponsor Rick Brattin has seen fit to [Read More...]

I love you guys.

I just landed in Las Vegas.  We’re on the 17th floor of the Luxor, overlooking the McDonald’s, and getting ready to go see Penn & Teller.  This will be a first and I’m pretty excited. Anyway, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on a plane all day before sitting down at the [Read More...]

An update on my foot

Christina here… You bunch of heathen nonbelievers are too kind. I’m amazed, inspired, humbled, and awed that so many people cared about me to send donations to help cover my mortgage and medical bills due to me smashing the living shit out of my foot with my own car. Here is an update, and some [Read More...]

Skeptech is coming.

There’s going to be a big shindig in Minnesota next month.  The Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists from the University of Minnesota and the Secular Student Alliance at St. Cloud State are putting on a conference focusing on the intersection between atheism/skepticism and technology.  Speakers will include Amanda Knief, myself, PZ Myers, Greta Christina, Jen [Read More...]

Pro-evolution, anti-Christianity, all in the same sentence.

From my presentation last night at Northwestern University. [Read more...]

Mayor to resign over gay slurs.

In Pomeroy, OH, there is a talented young police officer whose partner, another man, visits him at the station for lunch on some days…just like the spouses of all the other policemen.  This did not sit well with Pomeroy’s mayor, Mary McAngus. The chief wrote that McAngus called him into her office and said she [Read More...]

Still Alive asl.

Kate Donovan showed me this.  It’s inspiring to me that someone can put so much life into something without ever using words.  Seriously, the guy captures the song so well with his face. Talk is in its final form and I think it will be one of my best. I’ll let you guys know how [Read More...]

Spending the day adding stuff to my talk.

Content’s gonna be light today guys.  I’m sitting here putting some tweaks into my Darwin Day talk for tonight at Northwestern.  You’ll just have to make comments on the present state of the Catholic Church without me for a bit. See you later today or tomorrow morning.  [Read more...]

The next pope.

I’ve found the perfect candidate. He’s got a whole freezer full of popsicles. (Thanks to Shayne for sending this to me) [Read more...]

Boggle on mental illness and “a cry for help”.

Here’s your feel good post for the day: it’s Boggle, the owl.  People write to boggle with problems and boggle then gives them some kind perspective. This particular one caught my eye… Beautiful. [Read more...]

Love yourself, hate the sinner.

I saw over on the Friendly Atheist that a group of students and parents are holding a makeshift prom at a local church because gays are allowed to go to the one at school. “We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don’t think it’s right nor should it [Read More...]