Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Favorite Atheist Blog?

My blog has been nominated for best atheism blog of the year by  Go here to vote if the mood strikes you:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What is an Atheist?

The Drew School in San Francisco has invited me to speak as part of a lecture series from religious leaders.  I'll be speaking about atheism and tolerance on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  My lecture slides are here:

What is Atheism?

Bias in Religious Thinking

I recently gave a talk to a San Francisco atheist group about what I take to be some of the most common and serious biases and errors in religious reasoning and believing.  I’m applying a number of studies from Tversky, Kahneman, Dennett, McKay, Nisbett, decamp Wilson, and others.  I’m also identifying some of what I take to be some of the important ways in which believers and skeptics are talking across one another.  I’ll write up a few of the discussions soon.  For now, here’s a link to the slides I used.