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Creationism in Hampshire (revised)

I had originally written this story under the mistaken assumption that it was in New Hampshire, when it was in fact in Hampshire, England! Thanks Glenn for the clarification. I suppose it was my prejudice that England would never stoop to such lows, but I have seen the error in my ways. Of all the places thinking about introducing creationist material into classrooms, the last place I thought it would show ...

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The persistence of Creationism

Why does Creationism and its cousin, Intelligent Design continue to persist in American culture despite the fact both have been exposed as entirely motivated by religion? Even though no serious scientists anywhere accept the baseless theories of ID, the general public in the United States is convinced a serious debate over evolution is being fought. Just what is going on here? As I will demonstrate in this ...

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This guy is so wrong it hurts

The Internet is weird. I've been blogging for so long that sometimes I just gloss over the fact that it's filled with weirdos, and the people who love them. The thing that makes the web so interesting a place is you never know when they'll come crawling out of the woodwork. Case in point: in 2010 I wrote an article critical of "biocentrism", this rather egotistical belief that the Earth is perfectly suitabl ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 315

This week, my special guest is Jonny Scaramanga, a talented young musician from England who is one of the finalists in my 'Next Generation' of Good Atheists (or T-Gang for short). If you liked him on the show, please be sure to voice your support so he can become a full time participant! Video of Jonny as a young child defending creationism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoQmfgK4oOw His blog about leaving ...

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Who wants to make 10K from this moron?

Are you a bored scientist looking to spank a few confused creationists for money? Then why not take up this challenge: Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial, in the hope of improving the quality of arguments between creationists and evolutionists, has pledged to put $10,000 of his own money into an escrow account before the debate. His competitor would be expec ...

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What a textbook in Louisiana looks like

You all know by now that the educational system in Louisiana is rapidly deteriorating thanks to Governor Bobby Jindal and his relentless crusade to institute voucher programs that end up benefiting religiously run schools. He may have come out recently begging for the GOP not to become the 'stupid party', but he's actively working to ensure his constituents are ever more ignorant about the real world. The p ...

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Shut up, you big meany faces!

Here's another "hey, atheists are being mean and should stop" article from someone clearly annoyed that people on Reddit have less than kind things to say about religion. If you want to find out why I call these guys Reddit Atheists, take a brief dip into the atheism subreddit. It is a place entirely defined by bitter, faux-enlightened young people sharing “thought-provoking” images about the horrific evils ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 169 1/2

This week, Ryan is back for a special episode focusing on Korea submitting to creationism, a new survey shows that young people are less and less religious, and how authority structures use money to enslave us. Come and get your fix! ...

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Another shitty article about how atheism is a religion (or just as bad as one)

Articles that are critical of religion are divided into two main categories: those that claim atheism is a religion, or those that claim we're just as bad as one. This article differs only slightly from this pathetic formula, accusing us of only focusing on the three big Abrahamic religions and somehow forgetting all of the other peddlers of nonsense. So it rightly criticises creationism and ‘intelligent de ...

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Creationist files lawsuit after being laid off from NASA

For those of us not blinded by faith, Intelligent Design is nothing more that the "intellectual" leftovers of creationism. While its proponents will argue that there is no specific mention of God, once you read ID literature and listen to its defenders, a clear pattern emerges: ID is simply creationism that's been dressed up for the prom. Part of the reason ID'ers fight so hard against this creationist labe ...

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