Monthly Archives: November 2008
Some non-believers exchange gifts during the holidays; some don’t. If you’re one of the former, consider shopping at Amazon.com through us. You’ll get the same great prices and you’ll help toss a little change to AmericanFreethought.com. Just click on the … Continue reading
The American Freethought Podcast celebrates its first anniversary today.Â Â Whee!Â Yay!Â Yippee!!!Â Thirty-four episodes, a dozen interviews, one ill-considered rollerderby incident andÂ innumerable libertarian rants laterÂ – and the public still hasn’t risen up with pitchforks and torches to give us our just … Continue reading
In this crazy win-some-lose-some political season, no other issue has had a more mixed resultÂ than gay rights.Â Now a Florida judge has ruled the statewide ban on adoption by gay couples is unconstitutional.Â Wrap your head around this one: it’s … Continue reading
On November 21, 1953, evidence was released that the Piltdown Man skull was a hoax.Â Zoologists and palaeontologists concluded that the jaw bone was that of an ape and the skull of a human.Â German anthropologist Franz Weidenreich exposed the … Continue reading
I stumbled across this interesting gallery of photos (one dating back to 1870!) from Telegraph.co.ukÂ and don’t forget Part II).Â Am I a hopeless skeptic if I say I find none of these pictures convincing?
Should we do more traditional “skeptic” stuff here?Â I tend to concentrate on the socio-politico-religious stuff, and not just ’cause it’s important.Â But there’s lots of crazy stuff out there that cries out for the skeptic treatment.Â The recent “I … Continue reading
When it comes to weeknight news commentary, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann is my pick.Â Olbermann is well-dressed, well-spoken, well-informed, smart, funny and passionate about his work.Â Plus he’s up against Bill O’Reilly so he needs all the viewers he … Continue reading