Joseph Smith and the Kinderhook Plates: This is What Mormons Believe

From the man who brought you 50 problems with the Mormon Church (in under 10 minutes) comes a closer look at the story of Joseph Smith and those Kinderhook plates.

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Sarah Palin: I’d Only Vote for an Atheist President If the Other Candidate Supported ISIS

The good news: Even Sarah Palin says she’d vote for an atheist!

The bad news: She’d only do that if the other candidate was a Muslim terrorist…

So we’re not the worst people on the planet… according to someone who makes Donald Trump seem rational by comparison.

Palin made the comments during an interview yesterday with CNN’s Michael Smerconish:

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How to Lie About Climate Change Using Accurate Numbers

The National Review, a conservative publication, recently tweeted a graph showing that the average global temperature has barely risen over the past century, suggesting that global warming is a myth.

The numbers are correct but the insinuation is a perfect example of how people lie with statistics.

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The Top Ten Atheist News Stories of 2015

In a year full of news stories in which religion played a role, which ones most affected the atheist community in a unique way?

My list is below. Let the debate begin.

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Podcast Ep. 86: Dr. Ken Miller, Expert Witness in Kitzmiller v. Dover

Our latest podcast guest is Dr. Ken Miller, the expert witness for the pro-science side in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case which gutted the Intelligent Design movement. Today marks the tenth anniversary of that decision.

Dr. Miller is a Professor of Biology at Brown University and the co-author of a Biology textbook used in schools across the country. He’s also the author of Finding Darwin’s God and Only a Theory.

I spoke with him about whether evolution advocates can finally relax, how a Roman Catholic like himself reconciles science and faith, and the effect of Creationist propaganda on science literacy.

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