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9 Things ‘Atheist’ Does Not Mean

Atheists are satanists!

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 simplicity of atheism is neverending. I’m not

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Use Algebra In The Real World


You know when you’re showering and with the lack of distractions, something brilliant suddenly dawns on you? Shower thoughts. There’s a subreddit for those, too. The other day, while perusing r/showerhtoughts, I read this: After 20+ years I am finally using algebra in the real world!!!!! …to help my daughter with her algebra homework. from

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Every Atheist Parent Needs: Crash Course Philosophy

Crash Course Philosophy

I’ve talked to you before about Crash Course Kids, the junior offering from John Green’s awesome Crash Course franchise. Today, though, I want to tell you about a new series of videos currently under way on the Crash Course channel. Hank Green, John’s even nerdier brother and one half of the Vlog Brothers, is our

Every Atheist Parent Needs: SumDog


I used to be one of those disgruntled teenagers in math class wondering aloud when I would ever have to use this absurd algebraic equation in real life. It’s probably the most common complaint amongst kids and teens learning complicated math lessons. To be honest, I hear the same thing from adults every now and

Every Atheist Parent Needs: Code.org


My son came home the other day and went straight to the iMac we have set up in our living room. I watched him as he loaded Chrome, to make sure he was headed somewhere kid-friendly, and typed in “Code.org” to the address bar. “What’s that?” I asked. “Just games. I’ll show you.” He replied

Guest Post: Evolution Resources for Kids

Evolution resources for kids

This is a guest post from Jonathan Tweet. Jonathan is the author or Grandmother Fish, a beautifully illustrated book aimed at teaching evolution to children. You can grab the book here, and follow Mr. Tweet, here.  Last year, I raised money on Kickstarter to self-publish the first book to teach evolution to preschoolers. It’s called

8 Signs You’re Scientifically Illiterate

Richard Dawkins

Here’s something that may shock you: GM ain’t no scholar. I rarely got good grades, skipped my entire 11th grade to stay home and hack into the School District’s BBS, pose as a teacher and debate them all. I had to go back for a semester to graduate. In biology class, I doodled. In art,

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Every Atheist Parent Needs: DIY.org


As an atheist parent, you know how important it is to cultivate and nurture your child’s love of learning. Unfortunately, public school systems don’t always see it the same way. One of my biggest fears, is that my son will become disillusioned with learning through our lacklustre school system. I can’t rely on his teachers

Every Atheist Parent Needs: John Green

John Green

My stepdaughter is smart as hell. She’s far ahead of her years when it comes to most things, and she’s able to put together shit that even eludes me and her father. If you give her any sort of tech, she’ll have it mastered by the end of the day. She’s absolutely brilliant, but she