Last month, Raw Story re-ran an old AlterNet piece from 2014 by Chris Hall that was somewhat rehashed for 2016 to once again claim that Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens are no longer relevant in the atheist scene. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
It is one of the biggest questions of our time. Are religion and science compatible? Many religious leaders argue that it is and change religious doctrines to fit modern day scientific findings. This is seen in today’s Catholic Church in which Popes have argued that evolution is true or accept the Big Bang as the beginning of the Universe. [Read more…]
Deepak Chopra is mad. Mad because someone like Richard Dawkins calls his belief system worse than religion, and now even more mad because Jerry Coyne, a professor at the University of Chicago has called his friend, author Rupert Sheldrake, a pseudoscientist. [Read more…]
On January 7, 2015, two Islamic extremists stormed the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They separated the men from the women and announced the names of the cartoonists they intended to kill.* Their shooting spree left 12 people dead. Two days later, they took several people hostage in a printing warehouse outside Paris and killed four of them.
As with most events like this, everyone started looking for answers and wanted to know who was to blame. The main culprits emerged immediately. Islam and religion were to blame, politics were to blame, and a magazine was to blame for printing images mocking the prophet Mohammed. [Read more…]
It has been painfully obvious for years now that CNN could care less about news, accurate reporting or respect, but now they have completely gone over the edge. [Read more…]
Yes, today Apple’s CEO Tim Cook came out publicly as gay. Though never shy from admitting his sexual orientation to friends, family and colleagues this is the first time Cook has publicly come out. Saying in an Op-Ed for Bloomberg: [Read more…]
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: [Read more…]
I am not one to get wrapped up in celebrity deaths, mostly because I find people mourning someone they never knew to be really weird, but sometimes you find a celebrity that seems to have touched so many and their death brings a lot of sadness to the world.
Robin Williams is one of those people. His acting, his charity work, and his public life (that he let people see) was simply fantastic, a talented comedian and dramatic actor, an avid cyclist and a passionate philanthropist, I think many childhoods were touched by his life. [Read more…]