John Oliver asks, ‘How is Ayn Rand still a thing?’

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On Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver asks, "How is Ayn Rand still a thing?"The poster child for modern libertarianism is not what the right thinks she is, yes she is a proponent for selfishness, much like the Republican Party, but shewas also a pro-choice atheist who received government handouts. Not to mention a horrible racist, but then again, so is much of the Republican Party.Thanks for the heads up on this CJ!  … [Read more...]

John Cleese on the stupidity of Fox News

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One of my comedic heroes growing up was John Cleese and today I still find him to be one of the funniest men alive. Here he is explaining the stupidity of those at Fox News.(h/t DailyKOS) … [Read more...]

Discussing atheism, activism and my book Parenting Without God (video)

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I was a recent guest on Acronym TV with host Dennis Trainer, Jr. We discussed America’s hatred of atheists and my new book Parenting Without God, along with my views on ridding the world of religion and why atheist activism matters. … [Read more...]

Help The Ra-Men Podcast and Aron Ra spread science education around the US

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Aron Ra is on a mission. He sees a problem in the education system and he believes he has a solution. I think he is correct.From Aron’s Patreon page he says: I want to promote science specifically and education in general, and I've found that videos are the best way I can do that.  I can reach the grass roots audience I'm aiming for, and give them the edge in their next argument over science vs religious extremism. He explains all of this and why it is so important in this awesome in … [Read more...]

I wonder how this battleship sized dinosaur fit on the ark?

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One of the most massive beasts of all time has been discovered. Named Dreadnoughtus schrani, after a battleship of the same name. This should alert you to the size of this dinosaur.The Guardian has created this image to help illustrate its size:I wonder how Noah fit two of these on the ark? I will anxiously await Ken Ham’s reply.Check out this great video to learn more about the discovery: … [Read more...]

Rich white millionaire Bill O’Reilly wants you to know white privilege is a lie (video)

Bill O’Reilly wants you to know that white privilege is a lie, telling his viewers: Talking Points does not, does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society than whites do.[...]American children must learn not only academics but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African-American children do not learn those things, th … [Read more...]

Watching couples taser each other may be funnier than it should be (video)

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Photographer Patrick Hall has a new photo series called The Taser Photoshoot in which couples, one of them being topless taser each other in what ends up being a hilarious photoshoot.According to a description on Salon the photoshoot is exactly as it sounds: A series of photographs and slow-motion shots of people’s faces as they’re getting tasered. The still frames capture participants’ — excuse me, volunteers’ — expressions at about the moment they’re struck with 300,000 volts of electricit … [Read more...]

You can probably go ahead and give up that gluten-free diet (video)

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This video is great and very informative about the current craze to be gluten-free and new studies that’s how there is no need to avoid gluten unless you actually have celiac disease. This is another one of those videos that I expect many of you to hate. Gluten is surprisingly polarizing. Of course, most of the evidence that many of you will throw at me are anecdotes. And we all know that the plural of “anecdote” is not “data”. So let’s talk about gluten, and whether a gluten-free diet is for yo … [Read more...]

Bill Nye discusses debating Ken Ham at TAM! 2014 (Video)

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This video is from Bill Nye's speech at The Amazing Meeting! (TAM!) 2014.In his talk, he spent most of the time discussing his now famous debate with Ken Ham, a debate I spoke out strongly against before it took place.Watch what Nye has to say about the debate: … [Read more...]

Amazing animated version of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot (Video)

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I want to present this without much commentary. This is simply a beautiful motion graphic of Saga's famous "Pale Blue Dot" from the original Cosmos series, and of course book, The Pale Blue Dot.Watch in awe.From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, live … [Read more...]