Bill to extend summer vacation to promote creationism in Kentucky dies

A bill that was proposed to extend summer vacation, shortening the Kentucky school year so that children and families could enjoy things like the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum, has died. [Read more…]

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Texas creationist won big in Super Tuesday’s race for Board of Education

Texas State Board of Education candidate Mary Lou Bruner, who believes climate change is a Marxist hoax and Obama was a prostitute, won big in Texas on Tuesday night. [Read more…]

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Center for Inquiry and Richard Dawkins Foundation merge into one organization

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 until the merger is complete. Once he leaves, Blumner will take on the role of CEO and President of the entire organization. [Read more…]

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Rick Santorum said the dumbest thing about immigration I have ever heard

During the kids table Republican presidential debate Thursday night, Rick Santorum was asked about sending immigrants back to their home countries, even immigrants who have been in the country for a while, even those with children raised in this country. When we say we need to send people back, I mean we send people back. [Read More…]

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Kentucky bill looks to extend summer vacation to promote creationism

Kentucky senators have introduced a new bill, SB-50 that would “require schools to schedule the first student attendance day no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26, unless a school has adopted a year-round calendar.” [Read more…]

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Bill Nye urges students to work together to tackle climate change

Bill Nye said in a speech at the University of Tennessee that he wants to see millennials be the next great generation and work together to do something about climate change.

“I want millennials, the people in the audience today, to be the next great generation,” Nye said. [Read more…]

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Richard Dawkins talks about aliens and evolution in recent interview

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. [Read more…]

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A new book explains what every teenager should know about evolution

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: [Read more…]

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

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. [Read more…]

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First measles death in 12 years hits US

The measles outbreak that hit the US in 2014 brought the disease back into the national spotlight and sparked the next wave of vaccination debates around the country. Over 140 people were infected across the country in an outbreak that started at Disneyland in Southern California.

Well now, after 11 confirmed cases in Washington state this year alone, a woman has died of the disease. This is the first US death by the measles virus since 2003. While this case does not seem to be linked to the Disneyland outbreak, it does raise great concerns about vaccination rates and information in the US. [Read more…]

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