Godless Particle
July 6, 2012

God Particle. Please. If anything, the new (overwhelming) evidence for this particle paints God into a tinier corner than he was already in. It answers one more question about how the universe works that God doesn’t. This evidence allows us to focus more directly on a path to more discovery about the nature of mass, time, and space.

Dr. Phil, Meet Bitter Psychic
May 30, 2012

Skeptics are almost always at a disadvantage when doing major media appearances. Many talk shows seem to cater to heavily believer-based audiences, and seek to entertain more than to inform — despite presenting a façade of scientific or journalistic inquiry. Such was the case with my appearance on the Dr. Phil Show on May 25th.

Bitter Psychic?
May 24, 2012

So when the Dr. Phil Show called CFI looking for someone to represent the side skeptical of psychic claims, I was pleasantly surprised. John Edward, whom I’ve written about in Skeptical Inquirer, appeared on Dr. Phil this past January, and now they were doing another show with skepticism being represented.

And another thing, Tebow…
January 12, 2012

Let’s get something straight football fans.

A recent poll revealed that 43% of those asked thought that God helps Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow win.

He (God) does not.

God, almost certainly, does not exist.

Hold on, believers, there’s another point here!


No Justice Scalia
October 5, 2011

A death-row inmate is denied an appeal because his attorneys had switched law firms. A letter the court sent to the inmate’s lawyers’ old firm is returned, and the deadline to file an appeal expires before they can respond.

An Atheist in Church
August 10, 2011

When I got a call from a woman named Lindsey inviting me to appear at the Moment Church during their Sunday evening service, some warning bells went off in my head. She sounded like a nice enough person, but why would they want me, a career atheist, to even be at their church, much less have a voice there?

This ain’t no UU Church, by the way. Moment’s  “what we believe” statement of faith on their website represents what I would call pretty hardcore Christianity – God is the ubiquitous, all-knowing creator of the universe; the bible is inerrant; you get to heaven through Jesus; marriage is between one man and one woman. You get the picture.

Top Ten Rapture Excuses
May 18, 2011

What lame excuse will they use this time? Let’s guess…

What’s next, Moses’ Red Sea Water Park?
December 1, 2010

The creationist theme park will feature a 500 foot-long replica of Noah’s Ark containing live animals…

Power Balance Bracelets a Bust in IIG Test
November 11, 2010

Do Power Balance bracelets perform under testing conditions? The Independent Investigations Group at CFI-L.A. finds out.

An Immodest Proposal for Ground Zero
August 26, 2010

Our record in the Muslim-Christian feud is clean. We are neither Montague nor Capulet.