Creationist Mother “Debunks” Evolution Exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum

Earlier this month, self-described “homeschooling, Tea Partying, conservative mother” Megan Fox (not that one) visited Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Then, with her video camera on, she “audited” the “Evolving Planet” exhibit which documents “4 billion years of life on Earth.”

Her 30-minute video hilariously displays her scientific ignorance. The worst part is that she’s so damn confident she’s right. (Did I mention she home-schools her children?)



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Grace for an Atheist Thanksgiving

This is a guest post by Kate Cohen, who blogs at KateCohen.net. She has also written for Slate and the Washington Post.

As an atheist, I have always loved Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect holiday: national but not nationalistic, it celebrates consumption but not consumerism (and it seems people want to keep it that way). And it provides all the benefits of a religious holiday (food! family! fellowship!) without reference to a Supreme Being.

Or so I thought.

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Todd Starnes Claims a Library Banned His Book, Completely Ignoring All Their Other Books Written by Conservatives

Todd Starnes is furious that a small library in Alaska won’t accept a donation of his book. Shelf space is limited so they have to be selective and Starnes’ book didn’t receive many professional reviews (the usual bar for a book’s inclusion in many libraries).

Also, you know, no one wants to read Todd Starnes’ book.

But Starnes knows this is really oppression!

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Mythmas

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s a perfectly good time to start singing about Christmas.

Jaclyn Glenn and Eric Schwartz put together this lovely tune that I’m sure will catch on with Christians everywhere:



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You Think There Are Monsters Under Your Bed? Prove it

This is a neat Kickstarter project: A children’s book all about how there aren’t any monsters under your bed. I think it’s a metaphor for something… If you like what you see, you can support the project here. (Thanks to Nicole for the link) [Read more…]