Gay author not welcome in N.B. school

There's a stealthy new form of racism these days. It's often so invisible that to the untrained eye, it goes completely unnoticed. This bigotry often mascarades as politeness and false concern, and I believe we've been letting people get away with it for far too long. Take for example, the recent news story about Alex Sanchez, a gay author whose address to students at Charlotte County high school was cancel ...

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A waste of time

If you want to know how to waste your time, then how about trying to prove to a rich creationist that transitional fossils exist. Adnan Oktar is a wealthy writer who is the Turkish equivalent of Richard Dawkins (in light of the country's failure to accept evolutionary theory, he's as good as it gets). He's supposedly put up a trillion lira up (that's roughly 7 million dollars), daring anyone to provide evid ...

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Old and busted: meet new hotness

Some of you may have noticed the site is undergoing a major redesign. The old look was a bit busted, and I am realize although it may seem shallow to focus primarily on the look of a site, it's undeniable human beings are drawn to what is attractive and aesthetically pleasing. In the next few days, there will be plenty of tweaks, but I hope you all come to like the new look. Don't hesitate to give us advice ...

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A slight correction

I received this letter from a fan of the podcast, who corrected me regarding a slight error we made on the last radio show: "Hey guys, I've been listening to the podcast for a while, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I hope you guys don't mind a respectful correction:  I've just listened to your latest podcast, and Bonobos are apes, not monkeys. They are in the same genus as chimpanzees, and are as closely re ...

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Extreme Christian runs on ‘Kill Gays’ platform

Who says Americans get to have all the political fun? At a federal election debate held at a Sudbury high school, independent candidate David Popescu shared some of his extreme religious views. From the Edmonton Sun: Popescu introduced himself with a public prayer, blaming environmental damage and economic unrest on the wickedness of society. His comments were met with silence as some students grimaced and ...

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Banned book week!

Yep, it's banned book week, and one person who has an opinion on the subject is author Philip Pullman, whose book Northern Lights (turned into the movie The Golden Compass) is high on the list of books in the crosshairs of religious institutions. Here are his thoughts on the subject, care of the Guardian: In fact, when it comes to banning books, religion is the worst reason of the lot. Religion, uncontamina ...

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More on the Temple of Science

We talked a little bit about the Temple of Science a few weeks back, and now Wired has an interview with the creator. Artist Builds Temple of Science | Wired Science from Wired.com Keats' conception of that idea took shape as a two-story building complete with stained-glass windows patterned after cosmic microwave background radiation and a liturgy based on the sounds of the Big Bang. The Atheon opened Sept ...

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The baby psychic gets tested

Here's a video of a guy who is convinced he can psychically communicate with babies being tested by James Randi. There are 4 parts to this 'documentary', but I only included the one where they actually put his so-called skills to the test. Otherwise, I found their reporting a little naive. ...

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Economic fundamentalism

I'm not one to normally write about economic issues. Although I do hold very specific and, as some would say, rather radical economic views, I have noticed a trend in economic thought which mimics the fundamentalism found in religion. I am referring to The Church of the Free Market. I've recently been studying the economic trends of the past 40 years, and found it to be quite enlightening. It gave me a glim ...

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Feel da holy rhythm

If you've ever wondered why some people get hard core into their church weirdness, witness if you will how eerily similar these services are to raves, complete with the few guys who just take that shit too far. ...

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