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Don’t read this version of “On the Origin of Species”

Creationism is alive and well in the United States. Despite their laughingly terrible arguments, backers of 'Intelligent Design' continue to flood educational institutions with materials they hope will throw doubt on the truth of evolution by means of natural selection. Their latest tactic is this book; a republication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species with a twist; the introduction is a 50 page attack o ...

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New Scientist has no guts

It's a shame I have to report this, since I am generally a fan of this magazine. However, the publication recently pulled an article from its site due to a complaint, and so I feel compelled to say something. The article in question was a simple piece: how to spot a creationist agenda. It was summarily pulled due to complaints, made supposedly by the very creationists the article was trying to expose. P.Z M ...

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Grumpy old man claims global warming is a hoax

Here's an amusing / frustrating video of Weather Channel founder John Coleman trying his best to blast global warming. He's concerned about how 'upset' people are, as though being worried about the environment is slowly killing people's souls. He also believes things are just fine, and there is no need for concern. It seems his biggest proof is simply that the polar icecaps are not going to melt, despite cl ...

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Poorly thought out bill seeks to undermine evolution

The word freedom gets tossed around a lot. It seems like the mot-du-jour for anyone smart enough to realize manipulating people is as easy as telling them that such an important value might be taken away. A few years ago, creationists wanted people to 'tech the controversy'. That was their angle, and they had managed to make a few inroads in schools. After a devastating ruling in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Are ...

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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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Ray Comfort is hilariously dumb

A few days ago I wrote an article about a crusty old religious white dude who claimed to know more about the Universe than Stephen Hawking, presumably because a dusty old book of myths told him so. Because Stephen had the "audacity" to postulate the Universe created itself, religious rubes have been tripping over one another trying to voice their objections to one of history's greatest minds smacking down t ...

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Uganda and “The Family” are fucked up

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy If you've never heard of the not-so-secret-anymore "Family", I might suggest you look them up before continuing to read this post. In a nutshell, these guys are a group of powerful and influential individuals who believe the true message of Christianity isn't about charity, forgiveness or any of the other typical conventions; they cov ...

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Band forced to abandon “evolution of brass” logo

If you think evolution is controversial, then I'm sorry to inform you that you are an idiot. I can't say it any other way. If you deny the earth is round, or gravity exists, you'd be getting the same reaction. In every educated country around the world, the fact of evolution isn't disputed. Why would it be? It's one of the most rigorously tested scientific theories of all time, with so many converging lines ...

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Nightline to debate the existence of Satan

It's funny how little TV time atheists actually get. You would think we made bad guests or something. Nightline is having a debate on the existence of Satan, and the only people engaged in this discussion are ones who have no real understanding of the natural world. The 'No' side has Deepak Chopra, the New Age moron who thinks nature had to be intelligently designed because of its complexity. Also on the No ...

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