eSkeptic for June 21, 2017


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/oFWWzE_mxjw/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Missed Science Salon #13?: Dr. Walter Scheidel. Watch it for free. Feature: 3 Shades of Atheism: How Atheists Differ in Their Views on God MonsterTalk: Minions, Mobs & Myrmidons MISSED SCIENCE SALON # 13? Watch the recording of Dr. Walter Scheidel in conversation…

Every Atheist Needs: American Gods


Original Source: http://godlessmom.com/every-atheist-needs-american-gods/ I was pregnant with my son, living in the Mayan Riviera when I read American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The majority of the book was read laying in the talcum sand of the beach at the end of Calle 38, Playa Del Carmen. There, against the background…

9 Things ‘Atheist’ Does Not Mean


Original Source: http://godlessmom.com/9-things-atheist-does-not-mean/ Okay, kids, say it with me. All together now: Atheism is just a lack of belief in a god. Nothing more, nothing less.  It’s like our mantra, our holy chant that we wail at the wall of ignorance. It never seems to stop; our need to explain…

The Magnet


Original Source: http://feeds.exchristian.net/~r/Exchristiandotnet-EncouragingEx-christians/~3/J9oyFNu21kQ/the-magnet.html By Carl S ~ In case you haven't noticed, people who are abducted by aliens, or have a past life as royals, or have after-death experiences, or have been instructed by their voices to perform certain acts, or know that the FBI and CIA are listening to…

Critical Thinking about History: An Essential Class to Take in the Age of Fake News


Original Source: http://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/12653 I’ll be teaching my affordable one-month online course on historical methods in a couple weeks (starting July 1): Thinking Like a Historian: Historical Methods, Practice and Theory. Please share this announcement to anyone you know who might be interested! Or join us yourself! We will closely examine…