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There's nothing they won't tolerate, just as long as the guy responsible is on "our team".
Geology: surprisingly erotic.
Science is always giving us new powers to push back the darkness.
Where were all of you last year?
She glimpsed his cruel and pitiless face, and it was love at first sight.
Atheism doesn't strip us of hope, but it does strip us of false hope.
It's true that millions of people are victims of circumstance, but it's equally true that there are millions more whose burdens are entirely of their own making.
The view of architecture as a language shows what's so absurd about Roark's stubbornness and arbitrary rules.
The Brand New Testament, a 2015 independent film from Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael, is a surreal, subversive comedy that parodies the theodicies dreamed up by religious apologists. When I heard about its premise, I had to see it for myself. In Van Dormael’s vision, God exists, and he’s a cruel, foul-tempered old man, like […]
1. A Portent Late on a wild and blustery autumn night, I was sitting in my study, sprawled out in a comfortable armchair, staring off into the middle distance. The fireplace held a swirl of ashes and dying embers, glowing faintly. In their uncertain light, my shadow stretched out before me, long and distorted, and […]
The Foo Fighters channel Carl Sagan on their new album Concrete and Gold:
The difference between Stoicism and sociopathy.
[I sent a copy of this letter to the governor and my state legislators.] Dear Senator/Representative: I was appalled to read this story about two NYPD officers who arrested a teenager for alleged drug possession, then drove to an isolated location and raped her. According to media reporting on the case, the police officers admit […]
The first step on the escalator of reason is the most crucial one, but it's also the hardest.
It’s not quite Star Trek, but this technology from Google is a step in that direction: The Pixel 2 smartphone and wireless earbuds can translate spoken language in real time, allowing two people who don’t speak the same language to have a conversation. And it’s not only Google that’s doing this: As the Guardian notes, […]
The Fountainhead is best when its supposed hero isn't on the page.
One of the first posts I ever wrote for Daylight Atheism, “On Presuppositions“, discusses how implicit prejudices about race and gender influence our actions – even among people who don’t consciously endorse those prejudices. The post discussed the famous Implicit Association Test, which shows among other things that the vast majority of people take less […]
Republicans are beginning to fear World War III, yet even now they can only speak their mind in whispers.
Why cities need affordable housing.
When secular groups give a platform to the worst people, it makes all atheists look like bigots and hypocrites.