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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Jerry Coyne makes a solid argument that religion and science are not compatible

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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.They posit of course that this was God's plan, and at face value, this alone does not force religion and science to be at odds.But as Jerry Coyne … [Read more...]

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Professor Jerry Coyne explains why Deepak Chopra is nothing more than a fraud

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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.In a letter to the editors of The New Republic, Chopra writes of Coyne's attack on Sheldrake: "I have a suspicion that readers of The New Republic aren't aware that skepticism has become a bullying, strident movement redolent of the … [Read more...]

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Islam is responsible for the attack on Charlie Hebdo

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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 … [Read more...]

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CNN is giving Reza Aslan a show to tout his apologetic nonsense

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Just, wow.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.According to Mediaite (thanks Jerry Coyne for the link!), CNN is picking up a new show called Believer in which, “In each episode, Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer,” CNN said in a statement Tuesday. “The series will feature Aslan … [Read more...]

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Tim Cook mentioned God when coming out, get over it

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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: "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay," he then continued, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." This seems to have irked a few atheists around the Internet. Mostly this came from Twitter users who just wanted to complain that Cook a … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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Atheists talk about depression and Robin Williams, while some get it all wrong

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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 … [Read more...]

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