Playing Chess with Pigeons

Pigeons Playing Chess

Yesterday, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis fame announced on his website that he would be debating the topic of evolution against Bill Nye. This is bad for both Christianity and science. Continue reading


AMA: Evidence of Things Unseen

Today is an exciting day for mankind… I’m finally doing my first-ever AMA (that’s “ask me anything” for the reddit-deprived among you). Here are the questions I was asked and the answers I came up with. Prepare to be blown away by how awesome my insight is. Or not. Decide for yourself. That’s what atheism is about I guess. Continue reading

An Elaboration on Evolution

My previous post elicited a thoughtful response from a Facebook friend. He started off by referring to a Wikipedia article I linked to in the post.

One of the comments on your link to “the evidence” for evolution says:
“One of the strongest evidences for common descent comes from the study of gene sequences.”

The genetic evidence is pretty compelling, but this wouldn’t mean much if it were the only strong evidence for common descent. Continue reading

Sober Atheist

I am in the minority

People are puzzled by the fact that I don’t drink to get drunk. Sometimes, my peers see this decision as a faux pas. I’m a single 23-year-old male living in a college town; people seem to assume that I want to get hammered from time to time, and they sometimes take offense when I don’t want to get drunk with them. I don’t have religious convictions telling me not to drink too much. I don’t have a wife nagging at me to stay sober. I’m not a father trying to be a good role model. None of the stereotypical reasons for staying sober apply to me. What in the world could possibly motivate me to limit my drinking? Continue reading

Homosexuality, Blasphemy, and Other Victimless Crimes

I’m starting this blog in direct response to the feedback I got from a paper I published yesterday. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, here it is. It serves¬†as the starting point for this blog, so everything I post in the future will probably make more sense if you read this first:¬†Homosexuality, Blasphemy, and Other Victimless Crimes

It’s twenty pages long, but it should be a pretty easy read. I made sure to write with humor to keep it from getting too dry. Enjoy!