Monthly Archives: February 2013

Is it time for all religions to accept evolution?

I’d rather ask the question “Is it time for all religions to go away?” but…this exploration (from the BBC program The Big Questions) of the compatibility of evolution by natural selection with mainstream religion is just about as calm and … Continue reading

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God Was Never on Your Side

I can’t recall how I stumbled across this, but it’s been like a mind-worm in my head ever since. If you’re a fan of heavy metal AND can appreciate a poetic, thoughtful critique of organized religion, you’ll like Motorhead’s “God … Continue reading

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Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers

Today is the Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers! To check out happenings in your area, visit their Facebook page. No doubt black non-believers have a tough (and often solitary) existence, being a minority within a minority. Show ’em some … Continue reading

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Podcast #171 – Generation Atheist

We interview Dan Riley, author of Generation Atheist, which profiles the experiences of 25 young up-and-comers in the  atheist community. It’s available in paperback or for Kindle). For more information visit Meanwhile…Russia gets smacked by a meteor, and the Pope announces … Continue reading

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Again with the Mississippi

Holy crap. Just a couple of days ago I posted about how tragically backward–nay, retrograde–the “great” state of Mississippi is. Now the news that Mississippi has, just in the last few days, finally, officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the … Continue reading

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A less violent Passion of the Christ

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Mississippi tops list of religious states…again

Congratulations, Mississippi! You have again been ranked as the most religious state in America. You’re also, perhaps not so incidentally, #3 for teen pregnancy, #2 for murder rates, #2 for unhealthiness, #1 for depression, #1 for lowest income,  #8 for unemployment … Continue reading

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Happy Darwin Day!

Yay! Today is Charles Darwin’s birthday. There are lots of events happening around the US (around the world, actually). To learn more and find an event near you, visit the International Darwin Day Foundation. On Sunday Allison and I went … Continue reading

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Pope to resign

Big news overnight from the Walking Dead: Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign at the end of February, presumably due to his frail health. No pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. It’s probably too much to hope … Continue reading

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Last Ape Standing

I just finished reading Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived. Author Chip Walter provides an intriguing general overview of our best current understanding of human evolution (including the startling proposition that there have been … Continue reading

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