Because my wife is half-Vietnamese, I have to go to Houston this weekend, to meet the in-laws for what they consider to be one of their most important holidays, Chinese New Year. So while the rest of you guys are just barely getting into 2014, I’ll be ringing in the year of the horse, […]
Creationism and Flat Earthers
I felt this was a comment worth sharing.
In 2009, America was 17% atheist
For a while now, I’ve been wanting to conduct a poll wherein I ask a representative percentage of the population, “Are you convinced that an actual deity really exists” I want to phrase the question that way, because I know that most atheists in this country don’t even know they are atheist, because they don’t […]
My frustration with Bill Naive
Sadly I will not be going to Kentucky in February. I’m very disappointed that I won’t be going to the creation museum to support Bill Nye in his debate against one of this country’s leading snake oil salesman. I would have gone, but tickets were mysteriously suspiciously unavailable to atheists. A half-dozen of us were […]
Hey Bill, show ’em that Science Rules!
Of all the places I ever planned to visit, Kentucky never made my list. It’s also surprising to me that I would ever visit a creationist museum -and give them money on top of that! But I have to do that if I am to document the historic confrontation between Ken Ham, kingpin of creationism […]
Giving more than lip service to atheist diversity.
Have atheist of color’s voices been stifled in anyway in our community? Atheism is still predominantly white. In fact, we match the Mormon Church in diversity. Organized atheists can do a better job of giving atheists of color a platform to speak for themselves. There are interesting PoCs out there worth listening to, and they’re not […]
Say it ain’t so Bill Nye! Bill Nye debates Ken Ham.
So Ken Ham won’t debate Aron Ra and PZ Myers because… reasons! He complained that the debate invitation was rude, but look how rude he was to Bill Nye… “Bill Nye still doesn’t understand the difference between historical science and observational science — so he may be known as ‘Bill Nye the science guy’ — […]