Poetry

The Best Neil deGrasse Tyson Intro Ever!

The Best Neil deGrasse Tyson Intro Ever!

One week ago today at Apostacon in Omaha, Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to a skeptic/atheist convention, a rarity for him, because, as he said that night, skeptics don’t need him to be a science communicator. His talk was typical Tyson, expansive, varying in subject, entertaining and engaging. The audience was held in rapt attention, there was even one point where the host attempted to move on t... »

A Love Letter To Our DDoS Hackers

A Love Letter To Our DDoS Hackers

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Can you feel it? The air smells sweet, like a hollow, two dollar, white-chocolate heart. I look forward to biting into it with my pointy little teeth. This time of year, like every time of year, we draw a lot of attention to ourselves at the Skepchick Network for being a fierce and outspoken, lady-run blog. We bring up controv... »

Live performance of Godless Perviness.

Live performance of Godless Perviness.

If you are not aware of the Godless Perverts, you really should be, I mean with Greta Christina as one of the spearheads, how can it not be good. Last weekend in San Francisco at the Center for Sex and Culture was the latest installment of the Godless Perverts Story Hour which featured readings from Jen Cross, David Fitzgerald, Greta Christina, Virgie Tovar, M Christian, Molly Weatherfield aka Pam... »

Project X

Project X

My meager take down of the “law of attraction.” Not that any of you need convincing. Right? Exactly. »

NASA Wants Your Haikus

NASA Wants Your Haikus

On November 13, 2013, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN mission will blast off for the upper atmosphere of Mars. Once there, it’ll make measurements of the atmosphere and ionosphere that will help scientists find clues about the Red Planet’s climatological history. To help spur public support and interest for the mission, the University of Colorado at Boulde... »

Altered from NHGRI; Original image is public domain: http://www.genome.gov/Images/EdKit/bio2c_large.gif

Write this in DNA

Sometimes it seems like the “Age of Synthetic Biology” is actually the “Age of Writing Great Works of Literature Into DNA”. While the tools of synthetic biology increase the potential of genetic engineering by letting us finely control the genomes of experimental organisms, many of the demonstrations of how minutely we can write out DNA sequences have more to do with the we... »

Roots.

Roots.

Corporal punishment/ spanking is still common in American Society, ignoring articles and studies demonstrating its negative effects. It tends to be more prevalent in the African American community, “time out” is seen as something decidedly “white.” I am often performing in front of a largely, young, African American crowd, and despite my reputation as an atheist poet, my pr... »

A family’s history

A family’s history

Religion is to cult, as grass is to weeds, it’s all about perception. The unique aspect of Scientology is that it’s founding is only a few generations removed, there are people who can talk of their grand-father’s or great grandfather’s witnessing it’s birth, if they are so inclined. »

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