This Indiana High School Thinks It’s Perfectly Legal to Perform a Nativity Play at the Holiday Concert

It’s one thing for a public school to include traditional Christmas carols in a holiday concert. But an all-out Nativity re-enactment?

That’s what happened at Concord High School in Indiana last year. They even announced the cast right in the program:



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How Irresponsible Journalists Took Down a Scientist Without Gathering the Facts

If you’re not familiar with Nobel Prize-winning scientist Timothy Hunt, the fact that he won a Nobel Prize should tell you about his contributions to the field. Beyond that, though, he’s been a supporter of women in science, helping the European Research Council create a “gender-equity plan,” getting a day-care nursery installed the Okinawa Institute, and mentoring numerous female scientists along the way (all of whom, as far as I can tell, speak very highly of him).



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India’s Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Faith-Based Starvation in Jainism

A few weeks ago, I posted about a messed-up ritual in the Jain religion known as sallekhana (or santhara) where you starve yourself to death.



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Why Chick-fil-A Can Get Away with Bending Airport Rules

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Chick-fil-A can bend the rules at the airport.



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Revisiting the Tall Tales of Dr. Eben Alexander

Two years ago, Esquire‘s Luke Dittrich wrote a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, the man who claimed to have visited Heaven while nearly dead, only to come back, write a book about it (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife), and rake in the cash.

During the course of his reporting, Dittrich discovered that some of the most incredible moments in Alexander’s book could simply not have been true.

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