• Religion

    Politeness as Manipulation: Ray Comfort

    In addition to helping fund-raise for the Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference this year, I’ve been a volunteer for the con since its first year and spoke there last year. People who knew I was there asked me if I ran into Ray Comfort. When I’ve told them that I left during the dinner break, they have lamented the fact that I missed out on…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: February 10 – February 16 on the Skepchick Network

    It’s a very exciting day inside this week’s ICYMI post. If you’ll notice, we have a new edition to the Skepchick family. It’s Skepchick.no, blog-casting from Norway straight into your computer! Go show them some love, won’t you? Teen Skepchick What is Glass? Is glass a liquid or a solid? Or something else entirely? Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or “Frakenfish?”…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 8.20

    On August 20th, 1858, Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution through natural selection. Even though he had developed the theory some 20 years prior, he was famously pushed into publishing because Alfred Russel Wallace decided to publish his own theory of natural selection. Wife Swap Beavers Shatter Illusions – The story of Christian & Trude & Eoghann & Elaine…

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  • Dara Ó Briain Disproves Evolution

    From the English show Argumental:

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  • Don’t Let Ray and Kirk Deface Darwin

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  • Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

    The Low Anthem is a Providence-based folk/indie band with a gorgeous, haunting sound. Their third album (released last year) is Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, and the video for first track, Charlie Darwin, just debuted. It’s not a heavy, sciencey song like, say, the recent TMBG album, but apparently Darwin was some inspiration: Well, we all read East of Eden…

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  • Friday the 13th Comment o’ the Week!

    That’s right – in case you didn’t realize it, today is very special because it’s the 13th day of the month and it happens to fall on a Friday, and that means someone wearing a hockey mask will attempt to murder you. So long as you’ve never had sex and you stay out of the basement, you should be okay. Before…

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  • Did it get more Darwinian in here or is it just you?

    Happy Darwin Day, everyone! Obviously you all know it already, and I (usually?) hate to beat a dead and fossilized horse, but there are amusing shenanigans afoot. 1. I’ll be at the Harvard Darwin Day party tonight around 8pm. You should be, too! If you’re not around my neck of the woods, check out DarwinDay.org to find something local. 2.…

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