Organ Recipient: My New Kidney, Donated by a Young Man Who Died in a Fire, Is Part of God’s Plan

Laurie Vargo-Wilke has been on dialysis for two years and was in desperate need for a new kidney, but a transplant was nowhere to be found. That changed earlier this month, however, when a donor — a perfect match, finally — came through:

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But if that was part of God’s plan, we should really see the entire blueprint.

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Lawsuit Alleges That Church Leaders Ignored Girl Who Was Raped By Her Father and Contracted Herpes

For two years, beginning when she was 6, a girl told leaders at McMinnville Church of the Nazarene in Oregon that her father was abusing her.

The church leaders told nobody. The abuse continued. And the girl soon contracted herpes.

Those are among the allegations in a lawsuit filed this week by the girl’s mother against the church and the national group with which it’s affiliated:

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Creationist Ken Ham: Bill Nye is “Indoctrinating” Kids By Teaching Them Science

On Twitter yesterday, Creationist Ken Ham blasted Bill Nye for his advocacy of science.

Nye said in a recent interview that teaching Creationism may be legal, but it’s a form of brainwashing. Referring to Ham, he said, “He can believe whatever he wants. He can run around influencing all the adults he wants; it’s the kids that are gonna be a burden on me. They’re gonna be scientifically illiterate…”

Ham, as usual, took that to mean Nye wants to take away his rights, somehow, and that teaching evolution was just pushing a different religion onto children.

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This Is How Stars Explode

In a really neat segment that makes you forget you’re watching a comedy show, theoretical physicist Brian Greene explained to Stephen Colbert how stars explode with a couple of really fascinating demonstrations:

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Will No Longer Be Speaking at the Reason Rally

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the Hollywood stars who were among the headliners at the upcoming Reason Rally, are no longer speaking at the event.

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