Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Atheism/Agnosticism Relationship

Our friend Laci “gogreen18” sums this up pretty nicely.  Any more questions?  No?  Good.

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Atlanta SkeptiCamp

If you’ll be in metro Atlanta February 6th and 7th, join American Freethought’s John Snider and David Driscoll, along with a host of fellow skeptics, at the Doraville Civic Center for Atlanta SkeptiCamp!  Atlanta SkeptiCamp is hosted by the Atlanta … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem and Tough Luck

As you may have read, celebrated novelist John Updike has died at the age of 76.  Honestly, I’ve never read any of his works, but while reading his obituary I was struck by his comments about science and faith: “I … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Daily Show

Astrophysicist and science advocate Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight (that’s Wednesday, January 28th) at 11:00PM Eastern on Comedy Central.  If that’s past your bedtime, fret not – you can either set … Continue reading

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Podcast #40 – The Galapagos Mountain Boys

We interview Dr. Stephen Baird, frontman for the Galapagos Mountain Boys, a (mostly) bluegrass band based in the San Diego area.  Dr. Baird talks about the term “scientific gospel,” the GMBs’ new album Darwin, Darn It!, and their upcoming gigs celebrating Darwin Day 2009.  For details visit … Continue reading

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Set your DVRs…

…and pull out your stockpile of rotten tomatoes – Ted Haggard is back!  HBO will debut a 41-minute documentary this Thursday, January 29th, about the quest of the meth-and-gigolo disgraced televangelist to regain his place as an influential baloney peddler … Continue reading

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Don’t know your Yahweh from your Wallungunder?  Then check out, a humorous and informative reference that covers nearly any pantheon or deity you can name.  Does their list include the One True God?  Your guess is as good as … Continue reading

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Timmy Christ, CEO???

This one is on my short stack of Things To Read, and something we’ll definitely be talking about on the podcast.  What is it, you say?  Anointed is a satirical novel – bitingly funny, from what I’ve been hearing – … Continue reading

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The Religious Right Looks to the Future

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 Barack Obama, who was “the most liberal Senator in America” according to his Republican foes, a man accused of being a secret Muslim, a man whose parents were apostates from their respective religious upbringings, is now … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss…

…(hopefully not) the same as the old boss.  Despite the waves of adulation for our new President still washing over the land, it seems appropriate to quote the lyrics of the classic song by The Who: I’ll tip my hat … Continue reading

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