The Course of Reason

Getting Involved in the Civic Process

October 27, 2011 Dren Asselmeier

I may not have a simple tax plan with repeated numbers, but I wanted to take a minute to remind our readers that several elections are coming up, and though many people feel cynical about the level of effectiveness regarding voting, it is crucial that we find information about legislation on all levels and vote whenever possible.

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Music Monday: Stevie Wonder - “Superstition”

October 24, 2011 Cody Hashman

I'll be honest, today's Music Monday came as a complete surprise to me. When I was compiling a list of songs to be featured here, I came across Superstion by Stevie Wonder, and was all like "pshaw, no way!" This song was always one of those songs that I had listened to and didn't pay too much attention to. 

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Celebrate Star Stuff! Carl Sagan Day is November 9

October 24, 2011 Dren Asselmeier

Hey readers! You may be working on building a giant banana out of felt and wire, or looking for the perfect jacket to complete your Mr. Bean costume, but right after Halloween is Carl Sagan Day! If you want to join the festivities, you should be planning your events now. Here are some ideas and inspiration for what to do:

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One Woman, One River, One Cause

October 21, 2011 Dren Asselmeier

Those of you who read Skeptical Inquirer may be familiar with the work of Ken Frazier. He is a science writer and editor of Skeptical Inquirer. Recently, he shared some information about a project that his daughter is doing to raise awareness for HPV and cervical cancer. I want to let you know more about it because many of our readers are women in the age range that puts them at risk for HPV, and spreading information about prevention is both crucial and easy.

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Secular Services!

October 20, 2011 Dren Asselmeier

As atheist groups become more common on college campuses, the maturity level and concern for local communities seems to grow. Student groups now are working hard to promote service projects of all kinds, and nothing makes us happier than seeing students doing good. Here are a few service events that we've seen, and want to say thank you to everyone involved for taking their own time to make the world a better place!

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