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    It’s the Sundaylies! With James Dobson’s Sex Ed, Swiss Army Hairclip, the Silver Lining of Donald Trump, and Gender Neutral Toilets

    Sunday Funny: Science Communication (via The Upturned Microscope) Teen Skepchick Sex Ed with James Dobson: In Which We will Most Certainly Drive the Metaphorical Car of Our Life Off a Cliff Without Reading this Book James Dobson warns about the perils of being a teenager. Mad Art Lab Company Makes Awesome Swiss-Army Hair Clip, Also Makes Shittier Ladies’ Version What’s…

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    Cross-Post: Star Trek and Humanism – The Novels Part One

    Editor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Lou Doench. ***** At last month’s panel on The Humanism of Star Trek at the Chi-Fi convention, moderated with an iron fist by the bad ass Jennifer Cross, I brought up during the all too brief question and answer period that I had had a lot of my…

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  • Religion

    The Silencing of Richard Dawkins

    EDIT: The original introduction to this post contrasted Dawkins’s feelings of being “silenced” with the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurred at the same time that I wrote the piece. It has been brought to my attention that the trans community has been frequently used by various atheist factions to make points that come at their expense or have nothing…

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  • Activism

    Do Better Challenge: Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless

    This post shows you how easy it is to actually make an immediate difference in someone’s life. I have been talking with Brittany Shoots-Reinhard who is coordinating The Week of Action with Foundation Beyond Belief. The idea being that whether you pray or reason in the first few weeks of April, spend the last week actually doing something to help…

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  • Activism

    Skeptic and Atheist Do Better Challenge

    Over the years I have self-identified as an atheist and as a skeptic. But lately, I look around these communities and I don’t see much that reflects who I am or how I feel about the world. I see no need to go into details about that. If you read this blog, you know that over the years many of…

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  • Activism

    Why Vegan Values are Humanist Values

    A couple weeks ago, I gave a presentation to the Humanist Community of Central Ohio about “Why Vegan Values are Humanist Values.” It was a pretty laid back presentation that I had a lot of fun giving. Video is below the jump. :) If you’re video averse, don’t worry, I plan to write out everything I covered in my presentation. If…

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  • Featured

    Bad Chart Thursday: The Skeptic’s Secret

    We’ve had a lot of discussions of privilege lately, and I’ve noticed that whenever the topic comes up, whether the focus is on race, gender, sexuality, ability, or any other axis, someone comments along the lines of suggesting we should all focus on simply being human. Usually, there’s a moral high ground implied in somehow being above all this prejudice…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition

    AI: Charles Ramsey and What it Takes to be a Hero.

    Yesterday, I posted on twitter and FB that I really “like that Charles Ramsey fellow.” For those of you living under a rock, Charles Ramsey is the man who pried open a door to help kidnap victim Amanda Berry (and ultimately two other women and a young child) escape from a decade long kidnapping ordeal in Cleveland, Ohio that is…

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