Kentucky County approves expansion of Creation Museum, will taxpayer dollars be used?

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Ken Ham is apparently riding high after the court victory that makes his Ark Encounter theme park eligible for state tax incentives. The creationist is now seeking to expand the Creation Museum to make room for new traveling exhibits and a bigger parking lot.His dream to expand took one step closer to reality when the Boon County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan on Wednesday.We've experienced a lot of success with the museum," said Mike Zovath, co-founder of Answers in … [Read more...]

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KY Secular Society letter urges governor to deny the Ark Encounter application

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The Kentucky Secular Society has sent a formal letter to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin urging his office to deny Answers in Genesis' Ark Encounter application for the tourism tax credit.The letter lists five major reasons why the project should be denied: 1) This action would violate section 5 of the Kentucky Constitution and the first amendment of the United States Constitution.2) Answers in Genesis, Crosswater Canyon, and Ark Encounter have been created for the purpose of three … [Read more...]

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Bill Nye wants NASCAR to go electric

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Bill Nye has an idea for NASCAR: Stop using old and outdated technology, mainly gasoline-fueled racecars, and embrace new modern-day technology like electric cars.NASCAR, Nye writes in an op-ed for Aeon, is "a celebration of old tech. It uses gasoline-burning instead of electron-flowing. I wish NASCAR were more like NASA. I wish NASCAR were more about the future instead of the past. I wish NASCAR set up Grand Challenges to inspire companies and individuals to create novel automotive … [Read more...]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson just destroyed a rapper who said the earth is flat

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Rapper B.o.B. went on a bit of a twitter rampage denying that Earth was round because when he looks at the skyline it doesn't curve.A lot of people are turned off by the phrase "flat earth" ... but there's no way u can see all the evidence and not know... grow up — B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016You can regurgitate force fed information all day... still doesn't change physics.— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016Well, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson wasn't having any o … [Read more...]

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Center for Inquiry and Richard Dawkins Foundation merge into one organization

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I woke up today to one of the biggest announcements in the secular community since Secular Coalition announced their new Christian executive director, and that is Center for Inquiry (CFI) and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDF) have merged.The new entity will be called Center for Inquiry and RDF will exist as a division of CFI. RDF CEO and President Robyn Blumner will take over as CFI's CEO, replacing the longtime Ronald Linsday, who will stay on board as president … [Read more...]

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Bernie Sanders attacks Donald Trump’s insane beliefs on Climate Change

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Bernie Sander's campaign has been very busy since Sunday night's Democratic debate, first defending Sanders health care plan against attacks from Hillary Clinton and now defending climate scientists against attacks by Donald Trump.Even though 99.9 percent of scientists agree climate change is not only happening but that it is man-made, Trump tweeted out that he believed it was a conspiracy from the Chinese government to steal American jobs. The concept of global warming was created by and … [Read more...]

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Ken Ham says that Bill Nye is using a Christian worldview to explain evolution

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Ken Ham once again showed off his lack of scientific knowledge when he accused Bill Nye of borrowing his view of evolution and cooperation from the Bible. Ham, obviously, sees a problem with any ethical assertion made by scientists because as he says without an authority one cannot know for sure what is right or wrong.Nye, when explaining how nice or “good” people survived through the evolutionary processes said, “what we feel is a result of evolution. Our ancestors who were anti-social jerks … [Read more...]

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Anti-Vaxxers lose their minds after Mark Zuckerberg posts daughter’s vaccine photo

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Raw Story's Tom Boggioni reported that anti-vaccine lunatics collectively lost their minds after Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his daughter's doctor visit in which she received her round of vaccines.It did not take long before the anti-vaxxers took to the comments to share their made-up stories about "vaccine injuries." Below are the best one that Boggioni found. “We all care about our kids. Growing up, my mom’s best friend had a perfectly healthy daughter. She received MM … [Read more...]

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Creationist Kent Hovind says biblical contradictions are to ‘weed out atheists’

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Kent Hovind, the creationist who was recently released from prison on federal tax crimes and mail fraud, said this week that God put contradiction in the Bible in order to weed out the non-believers.“If I was God,” Hovind said, “I would write the book in such a way that those who don’t want to believe in me anyway would think they found something. ‘Aha, here’s why I don’t believe.'”“And then they could go on with their own life because they don’t want to believe God anyways,” he asserted. … [Read more...]

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Uproar Against Dawkins Is Sign of New Atheism Retrogression

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(Images: Twitter Screenshot, and Wikipedia Commons) Once again, Dawkins is facing scrutiny online. This time, however, it is not for a badly interpreted Tweet or a potentially off-color remark. It is, unbelievably, for behaving precisely as atheists have justifiably been behaving for some time. In an interview with Emad Ahmed of The New Statesmen, it is reported that:The furious academic walked out of an interview when a Muslim journalist confirmed he personally believed the prophet … [Read more...]

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