Bill Nye, Ever the Scientist, Admits He Was Wrong About GMOs and a Revised Edition of His Book Will Rectify That

A few months ago, Bill Nye published a book called Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation:

In it, he mentioned that food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could pose environmental risks:

Genetically engineering food is controversial, as it should be. If you’re asking me, we should stop introducing genes from one species into another, while at the same time taking full advantage of our ability to understand the genome of any organism — plant, animal, or fungus — in order to produce the healthiest, most sustainable food system possible. Here’s why: Although we can know exactly what happens to any organism we modify, we just can’t quite know what will happen to other species in that modified organism’s ecosystem. For me this is a big deal, though some other investigators don’t seem to find it as troubling.

But in a video filmed after his recent appearance on Bill Maher‘s show, Nye explained that he has studied the issue more since writing that chapter. He’s spent time with scientists who are experts in this area. And he admits his fears were nothing to be concerned about:

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I Knew It! Jesus Is Full of Hot Air

This Easter, Sky Sail Balloons Inc. will be renting out this hot air balloon:



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Is Homosexuality Nature’s Way of Preventing Overpopulation? Of Course Not, Explains Richard Dawkins

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The first one: “Is homosexuality nature’s population control?” (Spoiler: No.)



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Seven More Atheist Billboards Are Up in Chicago

Last December, the Chicago chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation put up 11 billboards throughout the city featuring local atheists (including myself). Three more billboards, featuring groups of people, went up in January.

And now there are seven more billboards showcasing proud local atheists:



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Turkish Court Blocks Website of Atheist Group for “Provoking… Hate and Enmity”

It was almost a year ago that the first physical building dedicated to atheism opened up in Turkey:

But if you try to visit their website in the country, you’re out of luck. A court order has now blocked it:

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