Delaware Courts Rule That Ex-Wife’s Alimony Cost Can Be Calculated by Reducing Tithe

We tend to hear about the “free exercise” clause in cases like the Affordable Care Act, where the Catholic Church says it should not be required to provide employees’ insurance coverage for contraception in their non-churchy institutions (like hospitals and universities, for example). One Delaware divorcee recently thought it could apply to her, too — [Read More...]

That’s Not Quite How Natural Selection Works…

You can read the rest of that strip here (via Pearls Before Swine) [Read more...]

UNLV Atheist Group Gets Love from Campus Newspaper

At the Secular Student Alliance annual conference last weekend, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas chapter was awarded with the Best Collegiate Affiliate Group award: Especially noteworthy was UNLV’s work bringing in speakers, running a lending library, and hosting discussions. They are very focused on activism to avoid conflict, for example their work with the [Read More...]

New Genus of South Asian Fish Named After Richard Dawkins

That would be the Dawkinsia Srilankensis, “a new genus of fish comprised of nine species found only in South Asia.” [Rohan] Pethiyagoda, an ichthyologist and internationally acclaimed conservationist, said extensive studies in India and Sri Lanka showed that the level of diversity among such fish was “much greater than previously suspected”. This was partly the [Read More...]

In Louisiana, the Governor’s Voucher Program Could Send $11,000,000 to Creationism-Endorsing Schools

Zach Kopplin reports that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal‘s school voucher program has a significant problem: Now Governor Jindal has passed a voucher plan which provides millions of taxpayer dollars to private schools that teach creationism and whose curriculum doesn’t meet the state’s approved science standards. My review of the Governor’s voucher program identifies at least [Read More...]