Back in the days of Usenet, one of the posters to Talk.Origins was a former creationist named Glenn Morton. He is the author of a meme, Morton’s Demon which explained the sort of confirmation bias at work in the religious mindset. This he had witnessed from within and without, and his story is an interesting […]
I’m going to use this forum to address a criticism made against me on YouTube. I don’t think it warrants a video response, but neither can I properly convey my defense in comment blocks limited to 500 characters or less; especially when YouTube doesn’t allow them to be sorted and read in order, and they’ll […]
In my debate with Bob Dutko, he criticized me for not debating the existence of God -which was my choice of topics from the selection he gave. I wish we had been able to talk about that, but instead he wasted most of that hour burning and re-building his strawman of my position while ignoring […]
Skepticon was my last conference/convention for the year, and 2012 was a great year for me: The GAC in Australia, the Reason Rally in DC, TAM in Las Vegas, and other events in several other states. I was on 33 airplanes this year, but I still drove to many of the rallies I attended. I also used my 9-passenger SUV as a limo to cart around […]
While I was on the Bob Dutko show, he made several claims purportedly supported by peer-reviewed science. It’s a great tactic in any format where such claims cannot be evaluated on-the-fly. This allows superstitious showmen to misrepresent some comment in the abstract of a peer-reviewed paper such that will make creationists feel as though they […]
On Monday, November 12th at noon central, I will be live on a nationally-syndicated talk-radio show debating conservative Christian, Bob Dutko on ‘the [non] Existence of God‘. WMUZ.com This should be fun.
Wednesday November 7th, I will be on Dogma Debate from 7:00pm to 9:00pm central [Texas] time. I’ll be on with David Smalley and Shayrah as we take live callers at 214-377-1166. Hear it live at dogmadebate.com Listeners who don’t want to call can tweet their questions/comments to the host @davidcsmalley The show will podcast to […]
I very much enjoyed the Secular Rally this weekend in Tallahassee, Florida. I thought it was very well arranged. There were plenty of good presenters, several tents and tables representing secularism, atheism, and aspects thereof. They provided porta-potties, two food wagons, lots of amplification and recording equipment, and everything one should have considered to put […]