Category Archives: Science

Lettuce Prey


In a very bizarre rant this past week, creationist Kent Hovind wrote “So for the 57th time, how could lettuce evolve slowly by chance and from what? How many trillions of intermediate steps would there have to be to go from … Continue reading

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PaStAHCon is next weekend


There is still room to attend PAsTAHCon coming up next weekend (Sept 13 – 15, 2017) in Philadelphia. The quantity and quality of the list of top-notch speakers will make it well-worth the trip for those of you within driving distance, … Continue reading

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When Words Matter


There was a tragic accident yesterday at the Schliterbahm Waterpark in Kansas that resulted in the death of a 10-year boy, Caleb Schwab, who is the son of a Republican state representative, Scott Schwab.  The Verruckt slide is unique in … Continue reading

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Obama and Science


In an emotional speech today about the need for greater gun control by President Obama, there was one argument that stood out from the rest: With more research we could further improve gun safety just as with more research we’ve … Continue reading

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The real face of “free market,” de-regulated capitalism


You’ve heard it a billion times already…. so many times that you’re almost ready to punch the lights out on the morons who repeat it like a religious mantra. “Business needs less gubment regulation!  We gotta’ get the gubment off … Continue reading

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Psychics Invade NPR


I have to admit that I am an NPR junkie. I like the focus on content over fluff, the lack of commercials, and the chance to learn something new. Also, there is no better interviewer on the planet than Terry … Continue reading

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Enlightenment poster of the day


Today begins a series of posters specially designed to help propel our readers to an ever higher state of enlightenment.  Each poster will contain a passage from one of the many extraordinary articles found in the new anthology by John … Continue reading

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Compassion as Secular Trait


An interesting article by Emman Seppala in the Observer last month asks: What led 26.5 percent of Americans to volunteer in 2012 (according to statistics from the US Department of Labor)? What propels someone to serve food at a homeless … Continue reading

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Women in Secularism II


Women in Secularism II has been a remarkable conference with an amazing group of speakers. This is Day 2, which started with an interesting panel of women who have left religion. The four articulate speakers each had a very different … Continue reading

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Not Stomping On Jesus


There has been an unfortunate uproar around a class exercise that was attempted by Dr. Deandre Poole.  He teaches Multi-Cultural Communication at Florida Atlantic University and to make the role of symbols concrete, he asked students to write JESUS on a … Continue reading

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