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January 25 in freethought history…

January 25, 1928 – Rabbi Sherwin Wine is born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1969, he founded the Society for Humanistic Judaism, an organization that emphasizes Jewish culture and history rather than religious identity. He was one of the signers of … Continue reading

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January 15 in freethought history…

January 15, 2013 – Bangladeshi blogger and secular activist Asif Mohiuddin is stabbed by Al-Qaeda inspired assailants for his public criticism of the mistreatment of women and the death penalty for apostasy in Islam. He survived the attack, which was a … Continue reading

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Wright v. Hitch, Part Deux

Holy Flibbertishibbit!  Robert Wright in diavlog with Christopher Hitchens twice in the same month!  Me like.

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Wright v. Hitch

Finally–two of my favorite pundits go head-to-head at bloggingheads.tv.  Check. It. Out.

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Bob Wright on the Behe Brouhaha: Mea Culpa

I know I’ve posted about this a couple of times before, but this onion keeps growing new layers.  Over the weekend, bloggingheads.tv Robert Wright (The Evolution of God) posted a conversation with science journalist George Johnson, in which Wright offers … Continue reading

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More fallout from the Behe bloggingheads.tv brouhaha

How to deal with Creationists and Intelligent Design proponents?  It’s a bit of a Catch-22: one the one hand, unless we consistently, frequently and forcefully confront their nonsense, we might give them free rein to convince the general public that … Continue reading

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The Behe brouhaha at bloggingheads.tv

Boy, what a soap opera this has turned out to be. Late last week, linguist and conservative pundit John McWhorter recorded a segment for bloggingheads.tv (bhTV) with Michael “Irreducible Complexity” Behe.   A credulous–even gushing–McWhorter, who is a self-admitted nonbeliever, … Continue reading

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Defining Anti-theism

by John C. Snider © 2009 It’s official.  American Freethought is now a “prominent atheist website.”  So implies Robert Wright in his latest essay, “End Times,” part of his guest-blogging stint at Andrew Sullivan’s “The Daily Dish” blog at The … Continue reading

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Robert Wright takes on the “New Atheists” (including me!), Part Deux

As I reported last week, Robert Wright (The Evolution of God), whom we interviewed in episode #58 of the podcast, published an essay at Huffington Post titled “Why the ‘New Atheists’ are Right-Wing on Foreign Policy.”  I posted a critique … Continue reading

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Podcast #59 – Bill Maher Stand-up Tour

David gives us a report on Bill Maher’s stand-up tour; specifically, Maher’s recent appearance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. We also give listeners a heads-up on several upcoming events, including: Atheist Alliance International 2009 Convention (Oct … Continue reading

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