Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31 2013

AHA California

This weekend I’ll be in San Diego for the 72nd annual conference of the American Humanist Association. I’m not speaking at this event. I’m really just there to report and get some interviews on video. I was most excited about meeting Dr Richard Leakey. He and I shared some emails a decade or so ago, …

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May 30 2013

I’m going to grill Ham

It has been reported to me that the following message was emailed to AnswersInGenesis earlier today.   Ken Ham This message is to inform you that Houston Atheists, the world’s largest atheist community with over 2,100 members, has a challenge for you. We understand that you are scheduled to address the Texas Home School Coalition …

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May 29 2013

‘Merica’s “downhill slide” is an uphill battle

I finally posted my talk from INR3 on the topic of how ‘Religion Reverses Everything’. Thanks to Bill Ligertwood’s video production company. I used his footage and mine, and overlapped the audio on both of our mics for a richer sound.   I also want to call attention to the video response by Baud2Bits. Baud2Bits …

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May 24 2013

Apparently, I cheesed off Ken Ham

You have to let Ham's god do the thinking.

  I’ve even gotten comments to the effect of why can I not leave poor Ken Ham alone. All for criticizing his visit to a Texas home school conference to sell people on his supposed advantages of teaching their children Young Earth Creationism over actual science. He responded on his facebook with this challenge…  This …

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May 23 2013

iERA Statement in Light of the Woolwich Attack

Whenever there is some heinous terrorist attack perpetrated by Islamists, non-Muslims ask, “Where are the cries of condemnation from all those moderate Muslims that are supposedly out there?”. Well, today I received this notice in my email. The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) would like to issue a statement in the wake of the …

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May 23 2013

the MARCH of REASON documentary film

I’ve been interviewed for several documentary films over the last few years, but I never saw any of them. This morning, I see that the Scott Burdick’s March of Reason has been made available on YouTube. I’ve only seen a few minutes of it, but it looks pretty good so far. This one was filmed …

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May 22 2013

What is becoming of Kamloops

If you’re not in England, and someone hears you mention Wimbledon, they’re likely to think you’re talking about the pinnacle of tennis matches. What else is that city known for on the global scale? The same sort of thing might happen if you’re nowhere near Indiana when you bring up Indianapolis. A lot of Europeans …

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May 21 2013

Is love proof of God above?

How deep is your love? Because we're living in a world of fools...

Five loving atheist couples, where both partners are atheist activists, will match wits to decide the question once and for all. The couples on the panel include in no particular order JT Eberhard and Michaelyn Everhart (got her name right that time), Matt Dillahunty and Beth Presswood, Shayrah Akers and Daniel Moran, Adam and Amanda …

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May 19 2013

Answer to Ken Ham on Homeschooling and Creationists

The Nones will be discussing abuse of Homeschooling by Creationists like Ken Ham as the top speaker at The Texas Homeschool Coalition’s Convention Houston this August. He will be hawking AIG’s brand of Creationism to families that think that it is right to deny evolution. Yes Creationists do still exist in large numbers especially in …

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May 18 2013

Gaslighting -shaming women for emotional reactions and for speaking up.

Before I heard of the word “gaslighting”, I had difficulty articulating why I shouldn’t be shamed for getting angry or upset at someone else’s behavior.  And then I read this article about it… I want to introduce a helpful term to identify these reactions: gaslighting. Gaslighting is a term, often used by mental health professionals …

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