The World of Science Could Do Without Major Cash Rewards

Lawrence Krauss makes a strong case at the New Yorker‘s website for why huge cash prizes — like the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize — aren’t really helping the scientific world, and how that money could be better spent:


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73% of Americans Support Football Coaches Who Lead Their Teams in Christian Prayer

A new survey about football released by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service revealed that 73% of Americans believe coaches at public high schools should be allowed to pray to Jesus with their students.


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Elementary School Science Teacher Sends Kids Home with an Invitation to Christian Summer Camp

What would you do if your daughter came home from her public school and told you her 5th grade science teacher was preaching in the classroom? What if it wasn’t direct preaching but an invitation to join her at church over the weekend, when school wasn’t in session?

Either way, it’d be proselytizing and public school teachers are forbidden from doing it.

But one teacher apparently doesn’t see or understand the problem. She sent a flyer home with students yesterday — attached to their report cards — inviting them to a week-long Christian sports camp this summer. One parent, who understood the problem with this, posted the image on Reddit before explaining how he handled it. (Emphases hers.)


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NFL Star Arian Foster Reminds Super Bowl Players They Don’t Have to Thank God After the Game

Arian Foster is the NFL star running back who came out as an atheist last year.

Now, in a video for Funny or Die, he offers the players in the Super Bowl some tips on how to conduct a post-game press conference.

It includes an all-important reminder that they don’t have to thank God for that game-winning touchdown:


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Construction Has Begun on the Largest Christian Cross in the U.S.

A 19-story-tall cross will soon become a reality in Corpus Christi, Texas. Supporters broke ground on the approximately $1,000,000 project over the weekend.

Because nothing tells Jesus “We love you” like a massive reminder of how He died.

This is a different giant cross. Because there can never be enough of them.

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