Melanie Mallon

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About Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

FtBCon Liveblog, Part 2: Saturday

See part 1 (Friday panels) here and part 3 (Sunday panels) here. Thinking Rationally about Climate Change, blogged by Courtney Atheism is Not Enough, blogged by Kai and Courtney Of Spoons and Skepticism: Chronic Pain, blogged by Olivia Science Communication, blogged by Olivia Evangelical Atheism, blogged by Melanie Reproductive Rights, blogged by Courtney Atheism, Science, and Art,

Evangelical Atheism: #FtBCon liveblogging by @MelMall

Evangelical Atheism, with Russell Glasser, Vyckie Garrison, Jamila Bey, 12-2 pm CDT, Saturday Blogging by Melanie Russell Glasser (paraphrase mixed with exact wording): Introductions, then starts with the Someone is wrong on the Internet XKCD cartoon. Talks about how "evangelism" brings about unpleasant associations. Reads some bible verses that tell people to evangelize (first corinthians, matthew) Preaching

Call for Events Writers

We need writers to blog about events of interest to skeptics, atheists, humanists, freethinkers, etc., as well as events-related information. For example, posts about starting groups, interviews with group leaders, ways to increase diversity at events, making groups and events more friendly to all ages, accessibility at events, fundraising, activism, geek event cross-over, and so

EVENTS This Week: Rebecca in CR, Reasonfest, Secular Summit, SD Con of Reason, Philly Science Fest & More

Cross-posted on Skepchick.org. The week ahead is a busy one for conferences, from Reasonfest 3 in Kansas, Lobby Day and Secular Summit in DC, the first ever South Dakota Conference of Reason, the Philadelphia Science Festival, and the International Festival of Science Documentary Films in the Czech Republic, featuring Rebecca! You'll find some great talks going on as well, including

EVENTS This Week—Rebecca at NECSS, plus Skeptech, NC Science Festival & More

Originally posted at skepchick.org. The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) starts tomorrow, with great speakers and mini-events, including a live SGU, a science/improve mashup with George Hrab, Steve Novella, and others. Meet Rebecca, Eugenie Scott, Jon Ronson, Julia Galef, and many more special guests. Or if you’re in the Midwest, join me and