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. What Happened After I Reported — July 28, 2014
  2. The Time Lord Was Fine, but Creation? — July 28, 2014
  3. The Reading List, 7/27/2014 — July 27, 2014
  4. Why This Matters — July 26, 2014
  5. Saturday Storytime: Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale — July 26, 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 28 2014

What Happened After I Reported

I would prefer that what this has cost all of us not be wasted.

Jul 28 2014

The Time Lord Was Fine, but Creation?

“And cue the complaints, every single one from certain areas of America known as the Bible Belt.”

Jul 27 2014

The Reading List, 7/27/2014

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

Jul 26 2014

Why This Matters

Tweet with attached drawing purportedly of me, half as wide as it is tall and with a pig's nose. Text of tweet in post.

So, next time you find yourself tempted to ask why there aren’t more women in movement atheism….

Jul 26 2014

Saturday Storytime: Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale

“It looks much like a kiss. All very standard, unless you slip in some tongue.”

Jul 25 2014

“Greater Minnesota Freethinking”, Amy LaValle Hansmann and Ken Kressin on Atheists Talk

How do atheists find each other in a small town, where they risk exposure leading to the loss of friendships or even business if word gets out that they aren’t religious?

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.”

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