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‘Creation Museum’ Demands Equal Airtime to Refute Scientific Facts in ‘Cosmos’ Series

I blame Bill Nye. Several weeks ago, Nye thought it’d be a fine idea to debate a well known creationist and founder of the Creation Museum, Ken Ham. On debate points and grasp of reality, Nye absolutely won the debate. … Continue reading
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There Is No Debate Between Science and Creationism; Science is the Only ‘Side’

I’d like to preface by saying I admire Bill Nye. He’s one of those rare personalities who inspires us to learn more about the world and his contributions to education are indispensable. That said, I’m not quite sure why he … Continue reading
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Evolution Punishes Selfishness

Using the Prisoner’s Dilemma game, a study produced by evolutionary biologists at Michigan State University indicates selfishness cannot survive evolution. Christoph Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics commented on the findings to the Daily Mail: ‘We found evolution will punish you if … Continue reading
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Governor Jindal Defends Creationism in Public Schools

In an interview with NBC’s Hoda Kotb at the ‘Education Nation’ event in New Orleans this past Friday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal defended his voucher program, which was deemed unconstitutional and now awaits the determination of the Louisiana Supreme Court. But he was … Continue reading
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Republicans Are Dominating State Politics, Destroying Science

My Thursday column: Many of us are enjoying our post-election schadenfreude, observing as the Republican Party increasingly marginalizes itself, demographically and politically, and scrambles to cut a narrowing path to the White House while also attempting to shove the tea … Continue reading
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Let The Pandering Begin

This is Marco Rubio speaking directly to the lunatic base of the Republican party. He clearly wants to get out ahead of the game of winning the hearts and minds of future primary voters. via ThinkProgress GQ: How old do … Continue reading

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Do the Evolution

These poll results on evolution are both shocking and predictable. You know what this tells me? It tells me Americans will mostly believe any hooey that’s fed to them. And attitudes really haven’t changed that much over time. It’s not … Continue reading

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Wedding Day

Artist – Taylor Jones In other news, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced that he will sign the bill which mandates that teachers intentionally muddy the views of their pupils regarding evolution and climate change with junk science. You know, … Continue reading

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Crazy Quote of the Day

“We got kooks running Washington, basically. Kooks are in charge of our government. You all can recognize a kook, but the media seems to not understand. Around two years ago, some guy in New Mexico claimed he was the messiah. … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

“You go back to the Founding Fathers, as far as they were concerned, they’d already had the entire debate on creation-evolution. And you get Thomas Paine, who was the least religious Founding Father, saying you’ve got to teach creation science … Continue reading

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Super Stupid

If you recall, Bill O’Reilly suggested that the tides were a magical occurrence — the source of which is entirely mysterious. And now this: This is the creationist fallacy suggesting that “God is in the gaps.” In other words, anything … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“I’m sorry, I believe in evolution.” National Review’s Will Cain, who is a conservative, cock-blocking Rep. Jack Kingston’s denial of evolution on last night’s Bill Maher

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Beck's War on Darwin

Here’s Glenn Beck and his morning zoo sidekicks repeating their theory that Charles Darwin is the father of modern racism. A few points on this. First, when discussing historical figures from 150 years ago in the context of race, it’s … Continue reading

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Doy.

I don’t usually single out noncombatants, but this letter to the editor regarding evolution is unbelievably idiotic. He considers evolution a science that should be taught because evolution is “scientifically proven.” OK, show me one human being conceived, carried and … Continue reading

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Evolution in Process

Science fact. Suck it, Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron.

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He Did WHAT?!

Holy crap! A Republican primary candidate in Alabama once supported teaching evolution in school! EVOLUTION! Liberal quackery, I know. And no, the following commercial is not a joke. I believe this is the first official Republican foray beyond the “teach … Continue reading

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Evolution Framing

I was just watching Hardball and the question came up: Do you believe in evolution? Evolution is verifiable science. It isn’t a matter of “belief.” That is unless it’s acceptable to go around asking: Do you believe in outer space? … Continue reading

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Thom Hartmann vs. Ray Comfort

Ray Comfort is awesome. And by “awesome,” I mean “a ridiculously easy target.” I dedicated half of a chapter of my book to his stupid banana theory. He’s like a really bad magician. His tricks are obvious and insultingly bad. … Continue reading

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Expelling Ben Stein

by Lee Stranahan Roger Ebert does an absolute humdinger of a takedown on Ben Stein’s anti-evolution film Expelled in his piece Win Ben Stein’s Mind. Seriously, damn, read it. There’s even a great cartoon. Here’s the last paragraph… Ben Stein … Continue reading

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Christian Nation With Roman Gods

While visiting the Capitol yesterday, I noticed that there weren’t a lot of crosses hanging from the walls. There weren’t any in fact. You’d think there would be, considering that we’re not a Christian Nation. For example, the painting on … Continue reading

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