Blog Archives for September 2014
The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
September 02, 2014
The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.
Aaaand we're back. My sincere thanks to Ed Beck, Lauren Becker, and Stef McGraw for holding down the heretical fort while I was away. They were great.
The skepto-atheosphere lost one of its giants. Physicist Vic Stenger, author of numerous books including God: The Failed Hypothesis, died last week at age 79. Here's part of what our boss Ron Lindsay had to say:
One thing I liked about Vic was his lack of pretense and posturing. He didn’t trim his arguments — or his beard — to please others. He was interested in determining the truth. Period. What others thought of his occasionally rumpled look or his refusal to soft-pedal his arguments was a matter of indifference to him. We’ll miss both his intellect and his intellectual integrity.
More bad news: Raif Badawi's sentence of 10 years and 1000 lashes has been upheld by a Saudi appeals court.