Mike Huckabee suggests that as President he would deploy troops to stop abortions

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Republicans are eating up the lie that Planned Parenthood is selling baby parts from the abortions they provide, and abortion has become the new same-sex marriage, Obamacare rallying cry of the GOP.In a speech Friday, Republican presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee told a crowd that he would “invoke the 5th and 14th amendments for the protection of every human being.” The Fifth Amendment states, “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presen … [Read more...]

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Queen’s Brian May is a member of NASA’s New Horizon team

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This is common knowledge to many, but still really cool. Brian May, the famed guitarist from Queen, finished his Ph.D. in astrophysics in 2007. He began work on the degree 36 years ago, but it was put on hold when his band blew up and made him a world-famous rock star.Well a few weeks ago when NASA's New Horizon space probe flew past Pluto, May was on hand to help NASA interpret the data.“The Gods of the Underworld must have been with me, because I was there when the first...full-planet p … [Read more...]

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Right-wing lunatic compares women to animals in strange anti-Planned Parenthood rant

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Red State's Erick Erickson is not known for his logic, reason or sanity, and his latest rant proves exactly why.Erickson posted on Red State about the discredited Planned Parenthood videos the right-wing is continuing to circulate and tries to compare pregnant women to animals in vivisection laboratories in a very confusing rant. Coca-Cola has not only ruined its signature product with that idiotic Freestyle machine that makes all its drinks taste terrible, it also has subsidized the brutal … [Read more...]

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A new Wager in response to Pascal’s

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Any Atheism 101 course would include a discussion of Pascal's Wager, wherein Blaise Pascal, a 17th-century French mathematician postulates that belief in god is the statistically correct choice, as one loses nothing by faith in life, but has everything to gain should he follow god's plan--namely, eternal salvation and escape from hell. Or, as he says in his Pensées:... "God is, or He is not." But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here. There is an infinite chaos which … [Read more...]

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A new book explains what every teenager should know about evolution

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Professor Craig Stanford has written a new book explaining what teenagers need to know about evolution called, Evolution: What Every Teenager Should Know.Stanford, who is a professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of the USC Jane Goodall Research Center, says of evolution: Unlike other subjects that American students are expected to understand and accept, the subject of evolution still creates such controversy that millions of … [Read more...]

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A creationist is suing Richard Dawkins for $58 million claiming he was called stupid

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In what might be one of the strangest lawsuits of the year, author and creationist Karl L. Dahlstrom, is suing evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins for $58 million in damages claiming that in 1989 Dawkins called him "stupid" for not believing in evolution.As reported by Friendly Atheist, the source of the complaint comes from a 1989 book review Dawkins wrote for the New York Times in which he said that “It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to beli … [Read more...]

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5 of the worst scientific claims to come from the Christian right

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Creationist Ken Ham's insistence that aliens are going to hell is just the tip of the icebergAsk certain vocal members of the Christian right about science, and it won’t take you long to discover that their conception of the discipline is somewhat different from how it’s normally understood. Their version of it isn’t like the kind practiced at universities and in hospitals; it’s a special, watered-down version of science, one that adapts to fit into their biblical view of the world. … [Read more...]

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Where’s Your God Now?

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I was very pleased when Casper Rigsby asked that I write his foreword. I've interacted with him on numerous occasions and have worked closely together since the beginning of this year. His latest book Where's Your God Now? (published by Atheist Republic) is an excellent piece on the existence of god, a subject I've tackled in my book Improbable: Issues with the God Hypothesis. Below you'll find the foreword I was asked to write and hopefully it will provide an incentive to check out Casper's book … [Read more...]

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In just 8 minutes Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the brief history of everything

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Do you have 8 minutes to spare and learn a surprising amount of information about the universe?In this new animated video on Minute Physics, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains "The Genesis of the Universe" and explains the entire history of the universe and the formation of stars, galaxies and solar systems.It is pretty amazing how he managed to fit so much information into such little time and make it so easy to understand.This is what makes Tyson one of the best science … [Read more...]

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Jerry Coyne makes a solid argument that religion and science are not compatible

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It is one of the biggest questions of our time: Are religion and science compatible? Many religious leaders argue that it is and change religious doctrines to fit modern day scientific findings. This is seen in today's Catholic Church in which Popes have argued that evolution is true or accept the Big Bang as the beginning of the Universe.They posit of course that this was God's plan, and at face value, this alone does not force religion and science to be at odds.But as Jerry Coyne … [Read more...]

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