“Beware The Believers”

I have no idea whether this parody (which is several years old) is actually against us or is just irreverently for us.  I think that’s part of why I like it so much.  That, and it’s totally well made, mesmerizingly bizarre, and undeniably hilarious in its visuals: (NSFW) Okay, after writing the above, I did [Read More...]

TOP Q: “Is It Unjust To Outlaw Schools, Even Private Religious Ones, From Teaching Religious Doctrines As Though True?”

Sweden is planning to make it illegal, even for private schools, to teach religious doctrines as true. Their content may be discussed, of course, but they will not be able to be presented as facts. In The Guardian, Andrew Brown explains the issues involved and the ulterior motives which may really explain the legislation: The [Read More...]

How Belief In “Theistic Evolution” Is Nearly As Much A Denial Of Science As Creationism

One often hears the refrain that it’s possible to believe in both God and evolution.  And it is in fact true, both psychologically and, more importantly, logically, that one may both believe in God and in evolution. Psychologically we have ample evidence that plenty of people believe in both and logically it is clear that [Read More...]

Refutation Of Irreducible Complexity Arguments

The great Qualia Soup is back, with a video explaining the problems with the anti-evolution arguments which rely on the idea of irreducible complexity. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

In Defense Of Offering The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth

PZ Myers has put online the text of an impassioned speech he recently gave against accommodationism.  It’s a must-read so read it in full and pass it on to your friends.  Here’s the gist: Shouldn’t we move beyond just reacting to every assault by Idiot America on science education, and honestly look at the root [Read More...]

What Would Darwin Say To Today’s Creationists

Eugenie Scott on both the stagnation and the devolution of creationism since the time of Darwin: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“I Didn’t Evolve From You”

Some classic Saturday Night Live with Dana Carvey as Regis Philbin and Jan Hooks as Kathy Lee Gifford. The era on the show that they come from (and which extends for me just a couple years beyond them) ~1986-1994 was when I came of age, so it will always be my favorite: Thanks to Heather [Read More...]

Settled Matters?

NonStampCollector sums up what he takes to be the points which have been thoroughly resolved and should be non-issues in all debates between atheists and Christians going forward: Controversially, you will note, he takes mostly atheist points to have been vindicated beyond the point of reasonable disagreement. Is he right? Does he wave away any [Read More...]

The Hard Evidence Against A Literal Adam And Eve

Jerry Coyne explains why the proposed idea of a single pair of original human ancestors is refuted by what we know of our evolutionary ancestry: Over at the Templeton-funded BioLogos website there has been a lot of discussion about the historicity of Adam and Eve. This is a problem because scripture claims these two were [Read More...]


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