Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Case from Creationist Teacher Wanting ‘Academic Freedom’ in Science Class

I thought we heard the last of John Freshwater, the Creationist middle school teacher who branded his students with a cross, after he got fired and his appeal was rejected last November. But his lawyers filed another appeal and the Ohio Supreme Court has elected to hear it. Freshwater openly admitted to teaching Creationism in [Read More...]

New Billboard: Atheists Invade Denver (and They’re Bringing Their Children)

The Atheist Alliance of America is holding its annual conference on Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31st – Sep. 3rd) in Denver and they just put up this nifty-looking billboard to promote it: I love that it’s promoting the family-friendly aspect of the conference (with free child care for kids 5 and under and Camp Quest [Read More...]

I Found You a New Desktop Background

More on the American Atheists’ banner here and here. (via iCNN — The great picture was taken by @JoyfulGypsy) [Read more...]

Why Scientists Hate ‘The God Particle’

(This is a repost since the original article didn’t post correctly!) Scientists are thrilled about the Higgs boson. But many of them are sick of that term “The God Particle.” Sarah Pulliam Bailey summarizes the history of the term and how scientists (including Peter Higgs) aren’t fans of the misleading term. The best big involves [Read More...]

Flying Over New York City Tonight…

The skyline looks lovely (click to enlarge): More information on the American Atheists’ banner is here (Thanks to Brent for the picture!) [Read more...]