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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Congressman Jim Himes Introduces Darwin Day Resolution in House of Representatives

For the past couple of years, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) has introduced a resolution in the House to honor Charles Darwin on his birthday. Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) did the same thing in 2011 before he was voted out of office.

But Holt didn’t run for re-election last year, so the resolution was not a sure thing this time around.

Thankfully, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) has picked up where Holt left off. Today, he introduced House Resolution 67 (a.k.a. the Darwin Day Resolution) in order to “recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday, February 12, as a national day to celebrate science, education and humanity.”



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If This Georgia School Board Says Yes to Bible Distributions, Atheists and Satanists Will Be Ready to Join In

The Dougherty County School Board in Georgia may soon have to distribute coloring books from The Satanic Temple if they go through with a proposal to distribute bibles to students. The Gideons made a plea to the board this week to allow them to give away copies of the holy book:



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