"On the heels of Susan Jacoby's biography of Robert Green Ingersol comes another biography of one of the lesser known freethinkers of the 19th Century: Charles Knowlton. An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of His Philosophy by Dan…"
"Daniel Loxton has a posting at the Skepticblog with a reprint of “The Rough Fist of Reason” from 1916, one from an apparent series of detective stories from “Strange Cases of Magnum, Scientific Consultant” by Max…"
"Well, Ms. Jacoby's book was released just yesterday so the media has only been covering it at all since then (and will have forgotten about it by later today).
As to my panel, first I have a relatively quick and easy presentation I want to…"
"Hello all. I'm on a hiatus from college for a bit, so catching up here. I wanted to say that I love the idea of a panel on quack medicine/science and the like, Zebulon. At which con might you eventually present this?Also, very happy to hear…"
"People often make the mistake of thinking about the people and cultures of the past out of their time, place, space. This is a major mistake because applying modern thinking to people who had no reason think that way leads to mistakes in…"
"Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and the subsequent The Age of American Unreason has just released a new biography of Robert Green Ingersol called The Great Agnostic. She was interviewed on NPR and…"
"regarding science and pseudo-science: I agree with the esteemed Mr. Pike. We often like to see people from previous times as having been foolish and backwards when they were no more (or less) so than ourselves. It is much more foolish now, for…"
"Good evening. While I am not an atheist (I consider myself to be more of an agnostic with leanings toward the more rational parts of Zen Buddhism and Roman Catholicism) I am a freethinker. My Duchy is primarily roman Catholic, but we have…"
"Went to a skeptics Festivus party last night and wore my Fez-O-Rama Clockwork fez. When asked why I was wearing a fez, I said that it was Feztivus. And then apologized for the pun. I had only realized the pun just before I said it. It was not the…"