Bill Nye Weighs in on the Star Trek vs. Star Wars Debate

We already know where Neil deGrasse Tyson stands on the Star Wars/Star Trek debate, at least when it comes to the vehicles in both.

So you know Bill Nye had to be asked which series he preferred (the video’s at Rolling Stone‘s website):



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Podcast Ep. 85: Michael De Dora, CFI Public Policy Director and UN Representative

Our latest podcast guest is Michael De Dora, director of the Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy and CFI’s representative to the United Nations. He’s currently the president of the UN’s NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

I spoke with him about what we can do about the bloggers currently under attack in Bangladesh, whether our government is doing anything to protect atheists overseas, and what his conversations are like with the Saudi Arabian representatives at the United Nations.

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Town Rejects Solar Farms After Complaints That They Would “Suck Up All the Energy from the Sun”

One of the reasons skeptics fight so hard to defend science education is because we recognize the value of understanding the basics of the subject. You don’t have to be an expert to realize the consequences of science illiteracy. When one of the GOP frontrunners is a brain surgeon who believes in Creationism, we have problems.

That’s why it’s frustrating to hear that the Woodland Town Council in North Carolina rejected a solar panel farm in part because of how badly people in the community understood what that meant.

Just listen to residents Bobby and Jane Mann:

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Franklin Graham Trashes Atheist Billboard, Then Says Christianity Is “Not About Being Good”

Leave it to Christian scion Franklin Graham to explain the real reason American Atheists is telling people to “skip church” in the group’s new billboards:

The real answer, of course, is that there’s pressure to attend church this time of year. American Atheists wants you to know that you’re not alone if you don’t find that worthwhile. You don’t need to attend church to be a good person.

Graham’s explanation? The atheists are just afraid of the “power” of church:

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House Republicans Have Proposed a Meaningless Resolution to “Protect” Christmas

Don’t you dare say Republicans belong to the party of “no” when they’re getting things done!

In fact, House Resolution 564, which was just introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), is designed to save Christmas from… um… you know… those people.



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