Another High School Student Standing Up Against School Prayer
May 18, 2011

First it was Harrison Hopkins, and now it’s Damon Fowler challenging prayer at his high school graduation.

Blame It on the ‘60s
May 18, 2011

The Catholic Church says permissive culture contributed to priests’ abuse of minors

Richard Dawkins’ Children’s Book Revealed
May 17, 2011

“The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True” will be released in October 2011.

The World is Not Enough?
May 12, 2011

Why isn’t the world enough for some people?

A pluralist approach to ethics
May 11, 2011

All ethical approaches have their shortcomings, but we can assemble a reasonable moral outlook with parts of each.

Weird Bogus UFO Videos—and Their Defenders
May 10, 2011

A curious exchange with a UFO believer who didn’t like my skeptical analysis.

Ballot Initiative, Motivated by CSH Lawsuit, Would Gut FL Constitution’s Church-State Separation
May 9, 2011

Florida voters will weigh changes to the state constitution to allow government funding of religious institutions.

Alien McHoaxes, McSkepticism, and More
May 9, 2011

Wow! An alien corpse on ice! Discovered “in the frozen wastes of Siberia”—at a “known UFO hotspot,” no less—the damaged but preserved creature (partially buried in snow) surfaced in a short video posted on Youtube. In just a few days the clip drew nearly three-quarters of a million viewers, according to an online British news source (; April 20, 2011).

Rep. Pete Stark Supports National Day of Reason
May 5, 2011

Congressman makes statement on floor of House of Representatives in support of the 2011 National Day of Reason.