Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 28 2013

Harriet Hall Redeemed

Getting back to things I missed this past week and a half while I was away, I have good news to report on the infamous “big rifts” front. In my original post for Atheism+ I included what appeared to be the grossly callous behavior of leading skeptic Harriet Hall (although without naming her), which really …

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Feb 27 2013

Shermer vs. Pigliucci on Moral Science

Same as above, only with Carrier's mark-up

Ophelia Benson summarized Michael Shermer’s latest foot-in-mouth in his row with Massimo Pigliucci over whether and to what degree moral philosophy should become a moral science instead. Reading their exchange, I find Shermer is more inclined toward ideological biases and superficial worldview declarations than actual, sound, self-critical, well-thought analyses in this matter. As a result, …

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Feb 26 2013

Appearing in San Francisco: NAPCON 2013

I’ll be speaking at an event held by the National Atheist Party in two weeks time. So sorry I’ve been absent from my blog for over a week. Traveling and speaking at two events last week in North Carolina and then bills and taxes (a several day job for me, as my wife and I …

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Feb 13 2013

Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers

This February 24th (2013) is going to be a Day of Solidarity for Black Nonbelievers. For an explanation of what that means and how you can participate, read the great piece by its organizer, Kimberley Veal (writing as a guest on Greta Christina’s blog): “Come Out and Join in.” I’d also love it if you …

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Feb 06 2013

Appearing in NC: Greensboro & Raleigh

I’ll be speaking at two venues in North Carolina later this month (February 2013): first for the Triangle Freethought Society at NCSU in Raleigh (details here), then for the UNCG Atheists, Agnostics & Skeptics at Greensboro (details here). Raleigh: Wednesday (February 20) at 6:30 pm in the Walnut Room of 4115 Talley Student Center at …

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Feb 05 2013

Sexual Objectification: An Atheist Perspective

These images of John Adams, Adam Ant, and Jared Leto illustrate the points I just made.

A recently excellent TED talk by Caroline Heldman about sexual objectification is a must-view. It will just take you thirteen minutes of your time, and I guarantee every minute is informative–things you should know, if you don’t already (and don’t assume you do). She correctly defines and identifies a real problem, identifies from empirical and …

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