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  • Life Sentence for Silk Road Founder Generates Outrage
    Prosecutors and college officials call dissent a 'threat'
    The Supreme Court has said that “true threats” can be banned without violating the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean that hyperbolic rants are unprotected just because they express a yearning for someone’s demise. That...
  • International Standard World Champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova
    How emotions underly quality of human intentions and actions
    Conventional wisdom over the centuries and across cultures has been to downgrade emotion as a “weakness” vis a vis the human ability to reason. Negative attributes most commonly associated with emotion: it is primitive, bestial,...
  • Who needs facts when holding a protest march...
    Who needs logic when you have such strong faith?
    There is a wave of groupings of like minded people who are against something currently using up large chunks of cyber-space. I suppose there always has been: it was not that long ago that humanity was obsessed with wiping out witches - except back...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Did Neil deGrasse Tyson defend Scientology?
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, probably the most famous scientist alive today and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, is being accused of defending the religion of Scientology. The accusations come from an interview Tyson did in which he was asked what he...
  • The Pope
    Appeal To Authority - the "Mother of All Logical Fallacies"
    While preachers preach of evil fatesTeachers teach that knowledge waitsCan lead to hundred-dollar platesGoodness hides behind its gatesBut even the president of the United StatesSometimes must have to stand naked-- From "It's Alright Ma ...
  • Albert Einstein Deism
    Christian family kept dead body in home for six months expecting resurrection
    A Bible believing Christian family from Hamilton, Ontario which is near Toronto, left the dead body of their husband and father, 52-year-old Peter Wald, in their house for six months. They sincerely believed God would resurrect his corpse.Peter...
  • Lisa Vanderpump
    ‘RHOBH’ star Lisa Vanderpump wants reason to stay on the show
    “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump may have been on the show since the beginning, but she is learning that fame and friendship will change over time. She used to be one of the favorites, but her feud with...
  • What's in store for leadership development in 2014? Why, managing polarities!
    What's in store for leadership development in 2014? Why, managing polarities!
    LONG AGOCognitive intelligence evolved into the dominant cultural force for perceiving the world and making decisions in the West primarily due to the influence of Descartes (17thC). Descartes (and others) gave us reason (Cognito ergo sum or I...
  • Alan Gottlieb
    Washington Post wants your ‘gun violence’ story
    The Washington Post yesterday posted an appeal for readers to send in their personal stories about “gun violence” in what appears to be a build-up to this Saturday’s one-year anniversary of the Newtown tragedy, while a survey...
  • "Call His name Jesus!"(Luke 2:31)
    "Call His name Jesus!"(Luke 2:31)
    “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.” (Luke 2:31)Messages are being delivered via email, instant messaging, voicemail, and texting. The message communicates to the person...
  • Spock
    Thankful for logic
    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and theists are busy thanking their imaginary deity for the fruits of human labor. Atheists have something to be thankful for too. Those in the greater atheist community are thankful to actual people who...
  • John F. Kennedy and Family
    President John F. Kennedy demonstrated the importance of reason
    Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. His most important legacy is that he showed us the importance of reason and, by doing so, saved us from nuclear destruction.The fact that you are reading this is...
  • Skeptical Baby
    The Age of Enlightenment and skepticism towards the supernatural
    When ancient, sacred texts and modern preternatural or paranormal studies are discussed, there is the inevitable implication of reflecting on spiritual entities: Satan, demons, fallen angels, disembodied or deceased individuals (i.e. ghosts or...
  • Thomas Jefferson the Deist
    Jeffersonian Deistic principles which are key to Deism
    Thomas Jefferson who promoted the critically important principle of "a wall of separation between Church and State" also encouraged us to embrace other principles which are key to Deism and the World Union of Deists. Those principles are...
  • Atheist/Humanist Conference
    Atheist and humanist conference comes to Philadelphia
    Last year, the first statewide PA atheist/humanist conference was held in Harrisburg. This year, the conference will be held in Philadelphia and will kick off with an anti-superstition party and feature a long list of guests and a special media...
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