5 of the worst scientific claims to come from the Christian right

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Creationist Ken Ham's insistence that aliens are going to hell is just the tip of the icebergAsk certain vocal members of the Christian right about science, and it won’t take you long to discover that their conception of the discipline is somewhat different from how it’s normally understood. Their version of it isn’t like the kind practiced at universities and in hospitals; it’s a special, watered-down version of science, one that adapts to fit into their biblical view of the world. … [Read more...]

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Donald Trump may be the most anti-science candidate in the presidential race

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While in reality we have very little to worry about when it comes to Donald Trump actually winning the White House, the idea itself is horrifying.Not only is he a racist bigot who loves to throw his wealth in people's faces, even in his own candidacy announcement, “I have total net worth of $8.73bn,” he said. “I’m not doing that to brag. I’m doing that to show that’s the kind of thinking or country needs.”He also has a long history of anti-science comments that make even the most anti-sci … [Read more...]

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The Democratic National Committee just trolled Donald Trump’s presidential announcement

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Donald Trump just became the 300th Republican to announce his presidential candidacy this morning making us bloggers, journalists and well anyone with a sense of humor very happy.The Democratic National Committee (DNC) jumped right on this opportunity to release a statement about Trumps announcement and in perfect internet fashion, trolled the living hell out of the billionaire. “Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days. He adds s … [Read more...]

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Former Congresswomen Bachmann tells radio host ‘the rapture is coming’

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If you want to better understand why America does not have nice things it is because we have a tendency to elect lunatics.Take former Congresswomen Michele Bachmann for example.Bachmann was a guest on the radio show End Times and told host Jan Markell that, “We need to realize how close this clock is getting to the midnight hour.” “We in our lifetimes potentially could see Jesus Christ returning to earth and the rapture of the church,” Bachmann said. “We see the destruction, but this was … [Read more...]

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Atheist activist Jamila Bey asked CPAC to embrace atheists if they want votes

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Now to be clear, I don't want atheists voting for Republicans, even if you remove the theocratic rhetoric, you're still left with conservative government values that hurt minorities and the poor and bring the government in the wrong direction.That being said, my friend Jamila Bey did something CPAC is not used to. She took the podium.Yup, a black, atheist, women took the stage. Each of those labels alone are rare enough for this event, let alone wrapped into one amazing person.So … [Read more...]

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New poll suggests more Republicans turning against evolution

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Republican presidential hopefuls such as Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal have gone to great lengths to avoid endorsing evolutionary biology. Why is this?Well a new poll out Tuesday by Public Policy Polling found that 49% of Republicans reject the theory of evolution. So perhaps those like Walker and Jindal are afraid to upset large numbers of potential supporters.According to Talking Points Memo, The poll by the Democratic-leaning firm found that 49 percent of Republicans said they do not … [Read more...]

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Republican Congresswomen doesn’t understand climate change

Representative Vicky Hartzler who represents Missouri's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives sent out this painfully scientifically illiterate tweet today: Global warming strikes America! Brrrr!— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) November 18, 2014 And she got a nice reply from Twitter, including myself over her incredible lack of scientific knowledge and audacity to tweet with such blatant confidence. Sadly, she will learn nothing from this experience and co … [Read more...]

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GOP chair says he is unwilling to work with Obama

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Remember this in 6 months when the GOP starts crying that President Obama is not working with them. The right wing chatterbox is already claiming they will not work with the president and they "don’t believe a thing he says."That quote comes direct from Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus who continued by saying:  "So he’s been talking about immigration reform for seven years, you’re using his words as if they actually mean something and asking me to respond to it. He’s been t … [Read more...]

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What we learned from last nights exit poll results

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If you’re a democrat, progressive, liberal or anyone who cares about social welfare than you are probably disappointed with last nights election results.I do not wish to repeat here what has been said time and time again since the results about the fact that the president has veto power and basically we are going to be in a two-year standstill, as this is no different really to where we have already been since the GOP took the house and effectively stopped governing.What I do wish to d … [Read more...]

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Ted Cruz’s dad thinks “blacks” need to be educated about the Democratic Party

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It seems Ted Cruz's dad, Rafael Cruz loves using his spotlight to spew his ignorance.His son must be so proud!The senior Cruz explained to a crowd that "the average black does not know" that minimum wage is bad and that they need to be educated about the Democratic Party.Cruz of course is pushing the age old myth that the Republicans freed the slaves and that Democrats where the "evil" south who opposed civil rights, saying "Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were D … [Read more...]

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