Vaccines Have Become a Political Wedge Issue and There May Only Be One Solution

It’s been a disturbing couple of weeks in the world of common-sense vaccines. What was not that long ago a fringe movement of people (including liberals) who took medical advice from the likes of Jenny McCarthy (or their own gut) has somehow become a political wedge issue.

Chris Christie said yesterday he was for vaccine “choice” before he clarified his remarks a bit:

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A Glimpse at Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Upcoming Talk Show

The New York TimesDennis Overbye got a sneak preview of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s upcoming show StarTalk, scheduled to premiere on the National Geographic Channel this April:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 40: Noelle George, Founder of Secular Avenue

Our latest podcast guest is Noelle George, founder of Secular Avenue. Noelle is a secular activist interested in making a tangible difference in the world, rather than simply arguing about religion behind a keyboard. She founded the SECULAR Center in Houston and is the Director of Special Projects for Foundation Beyond Belief (a group I [Read More…]

Please Support the Work I Do Through This Site

I’ve posted this in the past. If you’ve already responded, there’s no need to do it again. Thanks!

Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I’d like to continue expanding the reach of this site. That entails bringing on additional contributors with different voices, including more guest posts from people who can offer interesting and different perspectives, creating more YouTube videos, and making the podcasts sound more professional.

In order to facilitate all of this, I’ve created a page at Patreon.



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A Year Later, Here’s the Real Legacy of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate

It was nearly a year ago when Ken Ham and Bill Nye had their evolution debate. Since then, Ken Ham has repeated that the debate took place in damn near every blog post he’s written and books have been written by the participants. (Nye’s is about the power of science, while Ham’s basically reminds you that the debate took place and summarizes what they both said, which is extremely telling.

In a video posted by Answers in Genesis yesterday, Ham reflected on the debate’s legacy. In truth, the event changed nothing about science. Evolution wasn’t overturned. Creationism is a still a joke. But that’s not what Ham and colleague Mark Looy say:



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