Earlier I announced my plan to protest Kirk Cameron’s decision to spread a creationist’s version of The Origin of Species by burning all my memories of Growing Pains. A Lazy Man disagrees with my choice: Still, Kirk Cameron can’t have my memories. He can tell 50,000 people about Johann Kepler’s supposed views on god (a man who died 229 years before the this book was published), he can make crappy movies about the end of the world and he can… Read more

Hemant Mehta has an incredibly petty post in which he picks on Serena Williams for losing her temper and cursing at a line judge. He needlessly exploits her human failing to try to score political points against her religion: I don’t think swearing is some horrible sin. But the outburst just shows how a religious label does little to change one’s behavior if the person isn’t too serious about it. If you don’t want to live up to the ideals… Read more

PZ Myers takes on the latest insufferable nonsense from Stanley Fish, this which advances the thought of regressive religious thinkers who, as religious thinkers have always done, attack curiosity as a threat to their superstitions.  Myers’s whole piece is great and worth your time, but for those of you who don’t read it at least take a moment to savor Myers’s post’s elegant metaphor: Barnacles are arthropods hunkered down in stony shells attached to a substrate, and what they do… Read more

The Thinking Atheist reconciles it with what we know about science (and, not to mention, morality): Your Thoughts? Read more

Peaceful Atheist has another extremely interesting post which, like her previous one exploring the need even for an atheist to explore what she calls her “religious imagination and need for transcendence” about which we already blogged here, now explores the role that spatial thinking played in her formerly religious thinking and how it works in her engagement with mathematics. Her whole post is worth reading, so click on the link, but here’s a taste for even the lazy link-unclickers to enjoy: When… Read more

The plan is to distribute specially written copies of The Origin of Species which include a creationist introduction that slanders of Darwin (including attempts to blame Nazism on him) and creationist “refutations” of the theory to 50,000 college students on the upcoming 150th anniversary of the book’s first publication.  In protest I will be burning all my memories of Growing Pains. Except of those episodes with Leonardo Di Caprio—because I always love footage of stars from their very first breakthrough… Read more

I was reading BlagHag yesterday and she came out with a new disclaimer about her website, which I felt really strongly about.  So strongly, that I’ve decided to add a comparable one to Camels With Hammers. Please read the disclaimer carefully and let me know Your Thoughts. Read more

Pretty cool stuff, made by a friend of a friend: Your Thoughts? Read more

via AtheistMediaBlog. Your Thoughts? Read more

ZJ points out that incest and pedophilia are already most prominent precisely in those places most opposed to gay marriage: Your Thoughts? Read more

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