Weekend Edition: 4-26

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

What Michael Did (“Imagine emerging from a psychotic breakdown and realizing you’ve killed your mother, or your child, or your spouse.”)

All The Fucks I Give (“The fact that I swear indicates nothing about how I was born or raised or educated. It speaks instead of the fact […]

America’s credulousness

This weekend again left me bewildered about how, in the 21st Century, American belief systems remain so knowingly blind to science and the exercise of reason. It’s almost as if the scientific revolution and the Age of Reason never really took hold.

The main impetus here comes from the results on science-related issues in a […]

Weekend Edition: 4-19

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

America: Stupidly stuck between religion and science (“So on one hand we have atheists whose views would have seemed old-hat under Queen Victoria but who see themselves as representing the apex of progressive modern thought, and on the other we have a modern twist on religion that pretends to […]

Anniversary of a banned American classic

This week marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Normally, what comes to mind is the book’s portrayal of the plight created by the Dust Bowl years of the Depression. Yet it stands for another object lesson about America. It was banned — and burned — in the […]

Book Review: Imagine There’s No Heaven by Mitchell Stephens

Everyone knows curiosity killed the proverbial cat. Yet it likely also is responsible for the death of God, at least in many people. Although that death may not have been premeditated, it is the result of a natural human tendency to seek explanations. Moreover, Mitchell Stephens suggests, were it not for atheist thought, Western civilization […]