On August 7, 2009, PZ Myers and the Secular Student Alliance led a field trip of a few hundred atheists and other secularists through Ken Ham’s infamous Creation Museum, a “museum” dedicated to promulgating the idea that a certain reading of the Bible should guide scientific investigation and understanding. Past Camels With Hammers coverage of the “museum” trip has included a summary of the twitter feed of “museum” visitors and internet well-wishers, a post filled with photos taken off the… Read more

Seriously, this is straight from Deuteronomy 28:53 which you can find marvelously illustrated with legos by The Brick Testament (whose renderings of a series of God’s curses are helpfully grouped together by Dwindling In Unbelief) And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee. I guess God just “works in mysterious ways”… Read more

Yesterday we reported on Sebastian Faulks retracting remarks criticizing Muhammad and the Koran with an apology which included the following paragraph: While we Judaeo-Christians can take a lot of verbal rough-and-tumble about our human-written scriptures, I know that to Muslims the Koran is different; it is by definition beyond criticism. And if anything I said or was quoted as saying (not always the same thing) offended any Muslim sensibility, I do apologise – and without reservation. George argues that Muslims… Read more

The Onion reports: KIGALI, RWANDA—In an effort to provide relief to a people devastated by civil war, genocide, and poverty, members of the humanitarian aid group Socialites Without Borders spent several hours this week teaching destitute Rwandans how to mingle.   Arriving on private jets from their headquarters in Martha’s Vineyard, volunteers from Socialites Without Borders touched down in northern Rwanda early Sunday morning. Following an extravagant luncheon held in their honor, the charitable luminaries were driven by limousine to… Read more

Via Unreasonable Faith, comes this piece written by an Army Officer and West Point graduate.   Reading this has boiled my blood like nothing in a long time: During my second year at the West Point, my Squad Leader for summer training expressed disapproval on numerous occasions with my being Jewish, and, during one mission, he grabbed my MRE (a military meal) as we sat down for lunch and handed me another. He ordered me to eat the pork chop… Read more

We all think we know what happened to the Empire’s first Death Star a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but this unnerving fact sheet raises numerous causes for doubt about the official story we’ve been fed: 4) Why has there not been an investigation into allegations that Darth Vader, the second-ranking member of the Imperial Government, is in fact the father of the pilot who allegedly destroyed the Death Star? 6) Nerf-Herders defy the laws of… Read more

George dissects the atheism videos we featured earlier today which showed just how awesome atheists are and how much everyone would miss us if we took our awesomeness away.  George kills some buzz with a little fact checking: I am going to begrudgingly play devil’s advocate here so don’t panic, I have not gone off my rocker. A few points… 1. The statistic in the first video that the crime rate, teenage pregnancy rate, etc. would increase is very poorly… Read more

Rarely does someone say so much so right so well in just over 4 minutes: Your Thoughts? Read more

In previous posts (which you will not need to have read to understand this one, but which I recommend you catch up on if you have the time now or later), Adam has tried to argue that irrational ways of thinking may be indispensable means of getting at truth.  In response, I have tried to discern the ways that various seemingly irrational processes of reaching truths are effective means of arriving at justified truth only when rationally controlled.  I have… Read more

A teaser excerpt from Richard Dawkins’s upcoming defense of evolution is up online. His boldest claim—evolution deniers are as bad as Holocaust deniers. This book is necessary. I shall be using the name “historydeniers” for those people who deny evolution: who believe the world’s age is measured in thousands of years rather than thousands of millions of years, and who believe humans walked with dinosaurs.To repeat, they constitute more than 40 per cent of the American population. The equivalent figure… Read more

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