Along with appeals to logic and critical thinking, essays cover such topics as gay marriage, abortion, climate change, the relationship between government and religion, and between religion and science. On the lighter side, McDaniel examines some reasons why the world is unlikely to end in 2012, the music he wants played at his funeral (Queen, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Boito, but definitely not Amazing Grace), and the possibility of actual immortality in a virtual world.
There is a suggestion that a new political party might be in order. Climate change is viewed through a practical lens, which suggests that far more could be accomplished through the use of tax incentives than the usual government instinct of using any crisis as an excuse to wring more funds out of the taxpayers. The use of existing infrastructure to produce cheap hydrogen is also studied.
The collection concludes with a look at cryptozoology, which the author finds valid mostly in the realm of insects and fish, but not bigfoot or mokele-mbembe. He then argues that space aliens are probably real, but that it's unlikely they have visited here, or that any extraterrestrial civilization would even know we were here.