Good times in Vegas.

Vegas has been a great time.  I’m hanging out waiting to speak at UNLV on Tuesday, but Michaelyn is long gone.  I like Vegas a lot.  We saw Penn & Teller and they were every bit as good as billed. Mostly it was great because Michaelyn was here. I bought her a balloon hat.  We [Read More...]

Djesus Uncrossed.

Check out the new Tarantino movie. [Read more...]

Things believers say vs Things believers do

DrB- In the same notion as “Do True Believers™ wear seatbelts?”….what else are they up to? Consider, if you are a True Believer™ you trust fully in your God’s protection. After all, this comes up every school shooting: If only God was around to do what he promises: Psalm 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd; [Read More...]

A quick 180 for gay rights.

Last year a male student wanted to bring his boyfriend to the prom at his public high school.  He was denied, and this year he tried again. Stacy Dawson, a 17-year-old senior at Scott County Central High School in Sikeston, Mo., had been told last year that he couldn’t bring his boyfriend due to a [Read More...]

Folding@Home and Team Atheism

DrB- Remember how there’s that thing you can do, that takes even less effort than prayer? We’re currently ranked 767 of 217431 teams, NICE. Top 13 contributors: 1     anamespeltwrong 2     mrrich3 3     Icaarus 4     AuntieM 5     tynk 6     JohnHorstman 7     RandolfCarter 8     herrlewin 9     Random11 10 [Read More...]

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...]