Monty Python’s John Cleese says comedy can’t exist with political correctness

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My favorite comedic actor of all time happens to be Monty Python's John Cleese. His body of comedic work is absolutely amazing. From Python to Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, and Fierce Creatures.There is one important thing about Cleese's comedy. It's not politically correct, because as he argues in a recent Big Think video; comedy cannot exist if everyone has to be politically correct and is afraid to offend someone."Sometimes when people are offended they want — you can just come i … [Read more...]

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The best arguments and comebacks of Jerry Coyne

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We are all used to the videos that highlight the amazing arguments and comebacks of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and, of course, Neil deGrasse Tyson.Yet, there is an amazing voice of reason that is highlighted in this awesome new video: Jerry Coyne.Jerry is an amazing writer and blogger, but his debates and speeches are just as amazing.Have a watch and judge for yourself. … [Read more...]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson reads mean tweets sent to him

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Physicist and host of Star Talk, Neil deGrasse Tyson reads a select number of mean tweets has received over his comments on sci-fi and space movies.I am hoping next he does a series of these from conservative gun nuts after his recent string of gun-related death tweets.  … [Read more...]

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Bill Nye tells pro-life advocates ‘You literally don’t know what you’re talking about’

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Bill Nye has a message for anti-abortion advocates. In a new video, he addresses the claim that abortion is murder, making it clear to these pro-lifers that, “You literally don’t know what you’re talking about.”“Many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans,” he says, because not all of those eggs will attach to a woman’s uterine wall and result in pregnancy.But if you’re going to hold that as a standard—that life begins at conception, and any egg that’s fertilized ha … [Read more...]

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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.Update (08/29/15): My book is being re-released on September 1, 2015, and this interview, now a year old, it still reflects the book's core message and the discussion about atheism, activism and why I feel parents should be open and vocal about their beliefs a … [Read more...]

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Josh Duggar’s rehab facility uses the Bible to cure ‘demons’ and does not employ a single doctor

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As predicted by most and feared by many, Josh Duggar, who was reported yesterday to have entered a rehab facility, chose a faith-based facility over one that employs actual doctors.Duggar entered Reformers Anonymous, a bible-based labor camp, not unlike the facility Duggar entered after admitting to molesting four of his sisters and a babysitter in 2004.The facility is run by North Love Baptist Church and charges $7,500 and puts their "patients" to work for free and has them study the … [Read more...]

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A Bad Lip Reading of the first Republican debate

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Hemant over at Friendly Atheist posted this today and it was seriously too good not to share. I love these videos and this one just killed me.Share your favorites lines the comments. … [Read more...]

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Bill Nye says climate change is undeniable and humans are causing it

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In a new video released for the upcoming Bill Nye the Science Guy documentary, Bill Nye explains how we know climate change is real and that we know humans are causing it. Calling it undeniable, Nye states:“Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.”The filmmakers said the film will focus heavily on Nye's work in educating the public on the facts of climate change. … [Read more...]

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Richard Dawkins talks about aliens and evolution in recent interview

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A Friend of the Danthropology blog and host of The Thinking Atheist podcast, Seth Andrews sat down with Richard Dawkins and the two discussed aliens, evolution and whether or not children are born scientists.The interview was conducted in Vancouver, Canada at the Imagine No Religion Conference. … [Read more...]

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Bill Nye discusses his connection to Carl Sagan in upcoming documentary (video)

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The makers of the Bill Nye documentary have posted a rough cut from their upcoming film in which Bill Nye discusses his connection to Carl Sagan and the impact he had on Nye's show "Bill Nye, the Science Guy.""Carl Sagan changed my life," said Nye, after discussing the profound impact Sagan had on his career. That influence led Nye to focus his television show on pure science, not simply engineering -- not showing children how a bridge is built, for example, without first discussing the … [Read more...]

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