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Wired is worried about Texas too

Who isn't? Now just two days away from deciding what will constitute the standard science textbook in Texas, everyone should be paying attention. This is especially true since many other states often base their own curriculum on what Texas does. I didn't know this, but these guys produce most of the teaching material for much of the south. So in that sense, this whole issue just got a lot more intense. It s ...

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Canadian Science Minister fail

As some of you may have heard, the Canadian Science Minister, Gary Goodyear, is an idiot. I mean this of course in the most literal sense. He was asked a few days ago whether or not he believed in evolution. At first, he refused to answer the question, but after being pressured by the PM's office, he came back with "of course I believe in evolution". Well, here's what his interpretation of it is: I do belie ...

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Watching this is painful

I'm a big Shermer fan. I've read all his books, and apart from the fact his voice sounds like he has a giant phlegm ball, he's awesome. If I had the money, I would definitely subscribe to Skeptic Magazine, but alas... The video is hard to watch if you know anything about evolution. This woman is literally trying to find a way to explain why harmful pathogens existed before the 'fall' of Adam and Eve. It's t ...

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On the controversy of atheism

In my own life, I have always sought out issues that are controversial. It's no secret I'm a highly opinionated individual; I've chosen to take a stand on issues I consider to be of fundamental importance. I know there are many out there, even some of my fans, who consider the issue of a person's religion to be a private affair. One fan accused me of being insensitive by 'outing' my sister on my radio show, ...

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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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Don’t be a Turkey!

Turkey is a strange country. In the 1920s, a military commander, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, started the Turkish national movement after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and formed the country now known as Turkey. He made special provisions to make the country secular, in order to prevent the Islamic church from wrestling control away from him. Like in the United States, the population is highly religious, and ...

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Do you question everything?

Unreasonable Faith asks an interesting question to the faithful: What if God was Disproved? I think, however, the answer to this question is fairly obvious: they would ignore it. Think about all the things religious people already ignore: evolution, the Constitution, sexual preferences (that one literally scares them to death); they even ignore parts of their own religious text they find inconvenient. I thi ...

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Now here’s a real list

I found this great list of 50 reasons why 'Bobbie-the-Jean' doesn't believe in Evolution. It's a brilliant bit of satire if I may say so myself. Here are the best ones: 3.) Because if I can't immediately understand how something works, then it must be bullshit. 20.) Because my mom dropped me on my head when I was a baby. 44.) Because I believe there is a strong comparison between designed inanimate objects ...

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Oklahoma Congressman seeks to ban Dawkins from state

If you live in Oklahoma and you're not an idiot, then this piece of news is likely to ruin your day. Representative Todd Thomsen tried to introduce a resolution to ban Richard Dawkins from speaking at the University of Oklahoma. The reason, as you may have guessed, is that Thomsen feels that the Theory of Evolution is offensive to him. THAT the Oklahoma House of Representative strongly opposes the invitatio ...

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Biblically correct tours

This was an old video, but listening to these guys talk is painful. I love how this guy says "we're trained to think like evolutionists. We need to think like creationists". No, you really fucking don't, buddy. ...

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