Home-schooling mom thinks she ‘destroys’ evolution at natural history museum

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This is one reason I am against home-schooling.As reported on Raw Story, this fundamentalist Christian home-school mom Megan Fox visits the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and “audits” the museum for its “liberal bias.”The description for Fox's YouTube video says: “In November 2014, Megan Fox toured the Field Museum’s ‘Evolving Earth’ exhibit to audit it for bias. She found many examples of inconsistencies and the Field Museum’s insistence that people support opinion as fact w … [Read more...]

Gratitude in an Unjust World

When Dan Arel asked me to contribute to his blog, I thought I’d write a mostly fluffy, but brief, introductory piece about myself and the sources of inspiration and enlightenment that motivate my posts before getting into meatier topics. However, in light of what has happened and is happening in Ferguson, Mo. right now, the fluff has quite departed and most of my intended levity with it. So, instead, I will summarize that my life experiences, as a whole, have been filled with love, privilege, a … [Read more...]

Ken Ham compares abortion to eugenics and blames Planned Parenthood

Creationist Ken Ham has gone from preaching absolute mythology to now spewing vile and absurd remarks about Planned Parenthood, abortion and eugenics.Not unlike most creationists, Ham attempts to blame the theory of evolution for eugenics (the idea of using artificial selection among humans to create a master race, or modifying genes to create certain features in humans), as though science being misused is at all proof that the science must be false.For decades creationists have used … [Read more...]

Video: Interview on Parenting Without God

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I recently took part in a live interview for the San Diego based Parenting Beyond Religion group and the San Diego Humanist Fellowship.Sean Taylor interviewed me on the topics covered in my book Parenting Without God. Check it out below. … [Read more...]

Freedom From Religion Foundation urges IRS to investigate Ark Encounter

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter to the IRS urging them to investigate Ken Ham's Ark Encounter. Ham has continuously attempted to run a for-profit business behind his non-profit in order to benefit from as many tax breaks and discriminatory practices as possible.In an email the FFRF states: Answers in Genesis (AiG) is a Christian fundamentalist group that advocates a literal interpretation of the bible, and owns the Creation Museum. Through a subsidiary nonprofit, it … [Read more...]

New terrorism study shows there is no one-size fits all solution to terrorism

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With the release of The Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Terrorism Index this week we have learned that religiously motivated terrorism has grown exponentially as I covered in this post here.The study itself is very thorough and looks at motivators from all over the globe as shown in this chart:The study clearly shows that in Islamic countries or regions, religion is playing the major role in driving terrorism, but it also shows that around the globe that nationalism and … [Read more...]

Religion is the driving force behind terrorism according to a new study


This years Global Terrorism Index report by The Institute for Economics and Peace has been released and with some major new details that seems to disrupt the narrative of those like Glenn Greenwald and even myself. Previous studies have strongly suggested that politics played a leading role in terrorism but it seems that this has shifted and with more middle east instability and the rise of groups like ISIS/ISIL, the focus on politics is more heavily focused on religion.Here are some … [Read more...]

Republican Congresswomen doesn’t understand climate change

Representative Vicky Hartzler who represents Missouri's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives sent out this painfully scientifically illiterate tweet today: Global warming strikes America! Brrrr!— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) November 18, 2014 And she got a nice reply from Twitter, including myself over her incredible lack of scientific knowledge and audacity to tweet with such blatant confidence. Sadly, she will learn nothing from this experience and co … [Read more...]

Creationist Ray Comfort compares Physicist Lawrence Krauss to Hitler

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It seems creationists have a real problem with theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss.Krauss who recently commented that religion could be eradicated in a generation has come under fire from many religious leaders, but nothing compares to the level of idiocy brought forth by Ray Comfort and Emeal Zwayne, hosts of The Comfort Zone, Comforts online religious talk show.Zwayne commented of Krauss' glee in eradicating religion, “Just the glee that he got from the thought of eradicating reli … [Read more...]

Dr. Oz Twitter Q&A does not disappoint


So today Dr. Oz, the quack who knowingly sells pseudoscientific remedies for the highest bidder thought it would be a good idea to run a Q&A on Twitter today. What are your biggest questions for me? Reply with #ozsinbox and I'll answer my favorites on http://t.co/16s4FYl6HV— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) May 7, 2014 His PR team did not think this one through. Here are a few of my favorites, but wow there are a million more.Do you agree with your pal Mercola that tanning beds are safer t … [Read more...]