by Hilary McLemore
Hilary is VP of Secular Action and runs her own personal training company in NYC. She promotes critical thinking wherever possible, and has been involved in the movement since 01/2013.
Secular Action encourages you to peruse the many atheist, skeptic, and science blogs on the internet. There are tons of great blogs out there, but we’ve narrowed down a list of the best to get you started!
Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
Science-Based Medicine is dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light, and promoting the highest standards and traditions of science in health care. Online information about alternative medicine is overwhelmingly credulous and uncritical, and even mainstream media and some medical schools have bought into the hype and failed to ask the hard questions. SBM’s authors are all medically trained and have spent years writing for the public about science and medicine, tirelessly advocating for high scientific standards in health care.
Insight at Skeptic.com is a collaboration among some of the most recognized names in critical thinking and skepticism. Regular bloggers include: Tim Farley, Jim Lippard, Barbara Drescher, Ani Aharonian, Robynn McCarthy, Daniel Loxton, Donald Prothero, Michael Shermer, and more!
Jerry A. Coyne, Ph.D is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago and a member of both the Committee on Genetics and the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. He is the author of Why Evolution is True and Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible.
Dr. Novella is an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society. He is the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe. He is also a senior fellow and Director of Science-Based Medicine at the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and a founding fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine. The NeuroLogicaBlog covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society.
Stephen Knight is a blogger and podcaster who runs the Twitter account @GSpellchecker and the Godless Spellchecker podcast.
Another former Christian blogs about atheism and skepticism.
Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specializes in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. Unpicking bad science is the best way to explain good science.
A blog dedicated to breaking free from irrational belief and opposing Christian extremism.
Phil Plait, the creator of Bad Astronomy, is an astronomer, lecturer, and author. After 10 years working on Hubble Space Telescope data and six more working on astronomy education, he struck out on his own as a writer. His two books are Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax" and Death from the Skies! These Are the Ways the Universe Will End. He has also written dozens of magazine articles and 12 bazillion blog articles. He is a skeptic and fights the abuse of science, but his true love is praising the wonders of real science.
Written by philosopher John W. Loftus in response to fundamentalist Christians.
Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.
An unbeliever’s thoughts about the Bible, Quran, and Book of Mormon.
A blog about evolution. “The Panda’s Thumb” is many things…First, it is an example of jury-rigged evolutionary adaptation made famous by the late Stephen Jay Gould in an essay of the same name. Second, it is the legendary virtual bar serving the community of the legendary virtual University of Ediacara somewhere in the Ediacaran hills of southern Australia, growing out of the lore of the Usenet talk.origins newsgroup. And now it is a weblog giving another voice for the defenders of the integrity of science, the patrons of “The Panda’s Thumb”.
With a stated mission of "Helping Humanity Move Beyond Religion", Secular Action strives to connect activists with actions they can take, large and small, to further the cause of separation of church & state.
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