January 25, 2016

The First Cross-Country Road Trip Took 2 Men and a Pitbull 63 Days | Atlas Obscura

Source: The First Cross-Country Road Trip Took 2 Men and a Pitbull 63 Days | Atlas Obscura

January 24, 2016

A Dragon, a Teapot, and a Spaghetti Monster

Not long ago, but when the world was still quite young, a pretty girl named Atok lived in an earthen shelter with her family. Day after day, she would get out of bed, eat, help her mother clean, cook, and take care of her brothers and sisters and then go back to bed when the sun went down.

Source: A Dragon, a Teapot, and a Spaghetti Monster

January 20, 2016

Atheist Ethicist: What Should I Do? Rational Motivation

Source: Atheist Ethicist: What Should I Do? Rational Motivation

January 19, 2016

Larry Gagosian’s Lawsuit over a $100 Million Picasso Explained

Source: Larry Gagosian’s Lawsuit over a $100 Million Picasso Explained

January 19, 2016

Guns Don’t Have to Meet Mandatory Safety Regulations Before Hitting the Market

Thousands of malfunctioning firearms have been released into the market since guns were exempted from safety regulations by the Consumer Protection Act.

Source: Guns Don’t Have to Meet Mandatory Safety Regulations Before Hitting the Market

January 17, 2016

How Not To Defend Atheism | Religion Dispatches

David Silverman, the president of American Atheists and author of the new atheist polemic Fighting God, really doesn’t want you to think he’s a dick. Instead, he wants you to think he’s “That Pretty Good Guy Who Gets Called a Dick So Often He Gets Angry and Writes a Book About It.” (Those

Source: How Not To Defend Atheism | Religion Dispatches

January 17, 2016

The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Once again, the fear machine is going into full force as the Presidential primary campaign heats up.  If there’s one thing the politicians in general and Republicans in particular don’t want, it’s people going to the polls with their wits about them. They need people to think and vote with their limbic lizard brains, not their prefrontal cortex.

Source: The Oligarchy is Using Our Lizard Brain to Enable a Silent Coup | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

January 17, 2016

As Attacks on Unions Continue, Bringing Back the Strike May Be Our Only Hope – Working In These Times

Source: As Attacks on Unions Continue, Bringing Back the Strike May Be Our Only Hope – Working In These Times

January 15, 2016

The Evolution of Cooperation | The Scientist Magazine®

When and why individual organisms work together at the game of life, and what keeps cheaters in check

Source: The Evolution of Cooperation | The Scientist Magazine®

January 15, 2016

3 Ways White Kids Benefit Most From Racially Diverse Schools | Mother Jones

Here are some lessons from decades of research on integrated classrooms.

Source: 3 Ways White Kids Benefit Most From Racially Diverse Schools | Mother Jones

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