Stephanie Zvan

Author's details

Name: Stephanie Zvan
Date registered: August 26, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/almostdiamonds/


Stephanie Zvan is an analyst by trade, but she's paid not to talk about it. She is also the associate president of Minnesota Atheists and one of the hosts for their radio show and podcast, Atheists Talk. She speaks on science and skepticism in a number of venues, including science fiction and fantasy conventions. Stephanie has been called a science blogger and a sex blogger, but if it means she has to choose just one thing to be or blog about, she's decided she's never going to grow up. In addition to science and sex and the science of sex, you'll find quite a bit of politics here, some economics, a regular short fiction feature, and the occasional bit of concentrated weird. Oh, and arguments. She sometimes indulges in those as well. But I'm sure everything will be just fine. Nothing to worry about. Nothing at all.

Latest posts

  1. Breathing — July 24, 2014
  2. Sentenced! — July 24, 2014
  3. The Reading List, 7/20/2014 — July 20, 2014
  4. Saturday Storytime: Chopin’s Eyes — July 19, 2014
  5. What “We” Want — July 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. “Elevatorgate” Challenge #4 — 587 comments
  2. Maria Maltseva’s Big Laden Lie — 289 comments
  3. “Legitimate Differences of Opinion” — 244 comments
  4. “The Great Penis Debate” — 223 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 24 2014


I’ve known for a long time that I don’t do well with extended aerobic exercise. I get intensely overwarm, to the point of nausea. I get lightheaded and have trouble thinking. I take a long time to recover, and frequently end up with a headache. I cough for hours afterward. That last one, I knew …

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Jul 24 2014


Jason has received the most wonderful* piece of FtB fic in his comments. The whole thing is a rather awesome** exercise in comparing FtB to the slave-owning South and YouTube atheists, but the last paragraph is the most amazing*** part. We (the Union) will inevitably stamp out the scourge that is the FtB fanaticism (that’s …

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Jul 20 2014

The Reading List, 7/20/2014

A periodic feature where I share my Twitter and Facebook links with my blog audience.

Jul 19 2014

Saturday Storytime: Chopin’s Eyes

“George pulls his mouth to hers and kisses him, seeking mysteries in the darkness of his mouth. She does not find them.”

Jul 18 2014

What “We” Want

No, we don’t want the same things.

Jul 18 2014

“Pop Culture Chemistry”, Raychelle Burks on Atheists Talk

Our rescheduled interview with Dr. Rubidium.

Jul 17 2014

“You’re Not Oppressed, White Atheist Dudes”

It’s the Dear Muslima of progressive atheists.

Jul 15 2014

The Elided Rights of Accusers

Arguments for the rights of the accused must always be considered in the context of the rights of the accusers.

Jul 13 2014

He Said/She Said at #TAM2014

Am I going to address the talk by Carol Tavris on rape allegations and rape culture that she gave at TAM on Friday night? Maybe.

Jul 12 2014

Saturday Storytime: Blessed Are the Hungry

“Despite what old people tell you, in the vacuum of space your blood won’t boil.”

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