Reading Time: 4 minutes How long after the fact should a person’s unethical behavior be a legitimate subject of criticism? One atheist group says the answer is eleven months.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The latest example of a mediocre man lashing out with a lawsuit when he’s denied something he thinks he’s entitled to.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Big news today! I’m happy to announce my first featured article for Political Research Associates, a social justice think tank that’s tracked the American right wing since 1981. They publish original research and analysis through articles on their website and in their magazine, The Public Eye. My column is titled What’s the Matter with Secularism? […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes I don’t think the New Atheist critique of religion was wrong or unnecessary or mean-spirited, but I deplore the baggage that came along for the ride.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Harris decries Patreon’s banning of right-wing bigots, but refuses to say whether he thinks that decision was wrong on the merits.
Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught Physicist Lawrence Krauss, a brilliant hero of the freethought movement, fell into disgrace because several young women accused him of unwanted sexual advances, crude gropings and molestations. His downfall came after years of dispute over whether Dr. Michael Shermer – founder of Skeptic magazine and a Scientific American columnist – took […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is neither a specifically atheist problem nor a specifically Christian problem, but society’s problem.
Reading Time: 6 minutes For someone who makes reason and rationality an aspect of their identity, the idea that their reasoning is faulty can be deeply threatening.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Sam Harris’ refusal to believe that white intellectuals practice identity politics like everyone else leads him into a blind spot of giving aid and comfort to outright racists.
Reading Time: 5 minutes When I wrote about the downfall of Lawrence Krauss last month, I said that his case would be a precedent for the next time this happens, “and there will be a next time, I have no doubt of that”. I just wasn’t expecting it to be so soon: Last night, the American Atheists Board of […]