134th edition of the Carnival of the Godless up at Right To Think

Is it Carnival of the Godless time again? Why yes, it is! And over at Right To Think, no less! Head on over there and check it out.

A favourite post of mine from this edition was from Bay of Fundie, analysing a talk given by young-earth creationist Marcus Ross at the Darwin Was Wrong conference put on by Logos Research Associates. Good stuff. Good, crazy stuff.

And what do you know? The next edition of the Carnival of the Godless will be hosted right here at Homologous Legs! You can start submitting posts if you’d like, but feel free to wait for a few more days until I put up a more… “noticeable” blog post.

The 133rd edition of the Carnival of the Godless up at Null Session

I’m on holiday, but it doesn’t mean I can’t link to an awesome blog carnival when I just happen to chance upon an unsecured WiFi network somewhere, does it?

Edition No. 133 of the much-adored Carnival of the Godless, featuring a delicious selection of posts about matters relating to atheism and religion, is up at Null Session – where I was unfairly promoted too much.

And because Null Session linked to my Twitter account, I’m going to link to his - follow him right now!

Carnival of the Godless #132 up at yes, i am

The 132nd edition of the Carnival of the Godless has been posted at yes, i am, featuring fourteen great godless posts from around the blogosphere. Do check it out, it’s a good one.

On the 17th of January, my good friend Null Session will be hosting the next edition of the Carnival, so make sure to send in your own posts about atheism, religion, church/state separation etc.

By the way, the Carnival of the Godless is now run by Reed Braden from the Gaytheists and he’s currently looking for future hosts – so if you think you’d be interested, send an email his way.

Most influential female atheist of 2009? Eugenie Scott!

After Debunking Christianity set up an online poll for the most vocal atheist of 2009 (which was won by PZ Myers – no surprise there, his followers are used to destroying polls in his favour), Jen over at Blag Hag set up a similar poll, but this time focusing solely on women – entitled “Who was the most influential female atheist of 2009?”

There are a lot of excellent people on that list, including Greta Christina, Annie Laurie Gaylor (of the Freedom From Religion Foundation) and Ariane Sherine (the creator of the Atheist Bus Campaign), but do you know who I voted for?

Eugenie Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education – the tireless organisation that fights the inclusion of intelligent design creationism into the public school system in the US.

The reason I chose Eugenie is because, while she’s not an outspoken atheist by any means, she works tirelessly defending science education everyday against those who would subvert the meaning of science and inject religion into the public school system. I’ve taken the ambiguity of the poll’s title and run with it – “influential” could mean a lot of things, and it might not necessarily refer to the promotion of atheism. But if you look at real influence in terms of the quality of science education that Eugenie is promoting, then it’s hard to choose anyone else.

Eugenie is currently at 15% in the poll, on 426 votes, coming second behind Ariane Sherine, who’s at 17% on 467 votes. If you agree with me, then let’s try and get her over the line and into the spotlight like she deserves.