Author Archives: Lance Finney

About Lance Finney

Father of two boys, Java developer, Ethical Humanist, and world traveler (when I can sneak it in). Contributor to Grounded Parents.

Comparison of Angular 2 and React

As part of my employer’s Software Engineering Tech Trends series, I have collaborated with a colleague, Mark Volkmann, to write an article on Comparison of Angular 2 and React. In the article, we started with a small ToDo app that … Continue reading

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Opening Words at the Ethical Society on Skepticism and SkeptiCamp

My #atheism tells you what I don't believe. My #skepticism tells you why. My #humanism tells you most important thing- how I treat people. — ajackson (@antitheistangie) March 8, 2012 That’s a quote from a blogger named Angie Jackson, and … Continue reading

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“Atheists in America” by Dr. Melanie Brewster

Atheists in America by Melanie E. Brewster Dr. Brewster’s book is an interesting collection of “testimonies” from non-believers of all walks of life in America. This book isn’t essential reading for an atheist or seeker to understand the relevant philosophical … Continue reading

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Immersion

新年快乐 – Happy New Year! We spent the afternoon on Saturday celebrating the Chinese New Year. It was a great afternoon of a dragon dance, songs, and dancing. This isn’t something that’s part of my heritage or my wife’s heritage, … Continue reading

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Good Cheer

Ethical Culture is a bit of an odd duck. It’s a non-theistic religion, or as I like to say, “the religion for people who don’t like religion.” The movement’s founder, Felix Adler, said that it is “religious to those who … Continue reading

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“Contact” by Carl Sagan

Contact by Carl Sagan Without even noticing, just as astronomy entered a golden age most people cut themselves off from the sky. I saw the movie based on this book when I was a teen and it was in theaters, … Continue reading

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Report from Skepticon: CampQuest

I’m at Skepticon this weekend. It’s the nation’s largest free conference on skepticism, science, intersectionality, and atheism. It brings feminist-friendly atheism to Springfield, MO, one of the buckles of America’s broad Bible belt. I love this conference. There are so … Continue reading

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“A History of God” by Karen Armstrong

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong A few years ago, I saw a YouTube video that gave a different history of the God of the Bible than I had picked up … Continue reading

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“Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex” by Mary Roach

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex delivers on its subtitle; it’s a survey of scientific research and inquiry about all matters sexual, from the early days of a curious female descendant of Napolean, through the formative years of … Continue reading

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Worried about a Secular/Religious Marriage? Let Dale McGowan Help

In Faith and in Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families by Dale McGowan I’ve been an enthusiastic reader of Dale McGowan‘s books for a few years now. He has found a very relevant … Continue reading

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