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Random AsidesSkepticism

Fun with OkCupid: You Can’t Spell “Dating” Without “Data”…well actually, you can.

I’ve had an active OkCupid profile for about four years now, ever since a couple of geeky friends from my hometown recommended I try it out to meet some new …

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Random Asides

Twix Helps Dicks Get Chicks?

(I wrote this flippant piece back in December 2011 but didn’t post it for some reason. But what else am I going to do with it? It’s just been staring …

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ActivismFeaturedReligion

Impact Through Education: Yes, the Atheist Movement Should Care About Poverty

Last week I read that Black Skeptics Los Angeles is raising money for new First in the Family Humanist Scholarships, designated for “college-bound Los Angeles Unified School District students in …

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Aunt Marilyn
ActivismSkepticism

Cancer. It Matters. Will You Help?

My Aunt Marilyn died when I was ten. I didn’t know her well—we rarely saw anyone on that side of the family until she started dying of cancer. I think …

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Pussy Riot
ActivismFeminismReligion

Pussy Riot Is on Trial Today

Have you heard about Pussy Riot? They’re Russian. They’re feminists. They’re largely anonymous. They’re a punk-rock collective of about a dozen women. And several members are facing up to seven years …

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Skepticism

Joe Nickell, One of the Most Interesting Skeptics in the World

I’m fortunate to work at the Center for Inquiry, an anti-fantasy land committed to advancing science, secularism, and skepticism, where attending conferences like Dragon*Con or The Amaz!ng Meeting is considered “work.” …

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Skepticism

New Campaign Announced: We Are African Americans for Humanism

Today I’m proud to announce the new African Americans for Humanism campaign, just in time for Black History Month! Billboards and transit shelter ads featuring historic and contemporary black humanists …

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FeminismSkepticism

Blogs Are Valuable and Enrich the Discourse, Says Study. I Agree.

I’ve spent more time reading posts and comments on skeptic and freethought blogs in the past two weeks than I had in the previous six months combined. It started with Ben …

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