Daily Archives: March 17, 2014

A Bit Of St. Patrick’s Day Skepticism

by | March 17, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day has some religious significance, according to the Catholic Church, but for the vast majority of celebrants it seems to be much more about wearing some green, raising a pint or two of stout to the Emerald Isle, and perhaps listening to a bit of nice traditional(ish) music. I’m between the stout and… Read more »

Recommended Reading

by | March 17, 2014

The title of this post serves two purposes: it recommends an article, and the recommended article recommends reading. In “Reading Books Doesn’t Just Make You Literate: It Reduces Stress, Promotes Good Health, and Makes You More Empathetic,” Erin Kelly says, Studies show that reading books reduces stress, strengthens intuition, staves off Alzheimer’s disease, helps you… Read more »

Those who must not speak

by | March 17, 2014

I posted the other day linking to Rationally Speaking. The knives have come out. Predictably, my recent post on some remarks made by American Atheists President David Silverman has generated a firestorm on blogs and twitter, even though I thought the opinions expressed therein are actually quite mild. It’s funny, I get the whole privilege… Read more »