Teaching religion to children may not be easy, but it is necessary


I was raised in a Christian home and was taught very little about other religions. I also attended a Christian school for a number of years where I was taught a great deal of misinformation about other beliefs, most of which revolved around their rejection of Jesus Christ as the Lord, or that even that some Christians who didn’t understand the Bible correctly and wanted to lead me astray from my faith, guaranteeing me a place in hell.Had I not taken an interest in world religions later in l … [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...]

The United States has a lot to learn about teaching evolution from Britain


The US could take a hint from Britain and make the teaching of evolution mandatory in all public schools.A statement from the British Humanist Association states of the new British law: Today sees a new national curriculum in English schools come into force, and for the first time this includes a module on evolution in primary schools. The module on evolution and inheritance is part of the year six programme of study (ages 10-11). The British Humanist Association (BHA) has long campaigned f … [Read more...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on what scientific discovery shocked him the most

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When I got a chance to interview Neil deGrasse Tyson two weeks ago I mostly asked him about Cosmos and science denial, but as the interview wrapped up, I realized I had time for one last question, so I asked him about speaking  at Apostacon this year and discussed briefly the importance of spreading his scientific knowledge.I asked him a question that was sent to me by my good friend Joshua Kelly who wanted to know what scientific discovery had basically rocked Tyson’s world.Tyson first a … [Read more...]