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American Atheists President Dave Silverman: Humanists and Skeptics Are “Lying”

This evening, CNN aired an hour-long documentary entitled, “Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers.” Heavy on names like Dave Silverman and Richard Dawkins, but light on diversity, the documentary largely seemed to …

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I’m in the Choir. Preach to Me.

We hear this piece of complaint, or advice, or admonishment, depending on the circumstances, quite a bit: “Don’t just preach to the choir.” It’s a bit ironic particularly in skeptical …

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On Madison, Tony Robinson, and White Liberal Defensiveness

Last weekend Tony Robinson, 19, was shot five times by a police officer and killed. This happened just blocks from where I live. The last week has been a flurry …

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Hey Los Angeles! #BLKGRRRL Book Fair is This Weekend.

Calling all feminists, artists and all around smart and talented people! There is a very cool, very progressive, very inclusive event happening this weekend in the great city of Los …

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#KavinTruthers: GMO Opponents Connect me to Koch Brothers, Question My Identity

My regular readers know that I’ve been accused of a diverse litany of wrongdoing by the anti-biotech camp. I’ve been called a shill by internet users far and wide, and …

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American Atheists’ Outreach at CPAC: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Conservatives? I Am.

[3/2/15 Correction: The article originally stated that American Atheists president Dave Silverman is a registered Republican. Dave informed me of the error today and said he is “a registered Independent who always …

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Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

This post originally appeared at Mad Art Lab.  When Riot Grrl band Sleater-Kinney dissolved in 2006, I was about to b e a senior in high school, and I was devastated. All …

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SkepchickCon 2015 and Boutique Academia

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to start getting excited about another SkepchickCon! As you’ll remember, last year was pretty sweet, what with our Science Salons, our …

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