Creationists Are Already in Denial About the Newly Discovered Species Homo Naledi

By now, you’ve probably read about the incredible discovery of Homo naledi. Members of the species had very small brains (about half the size of our own) and very long and curvy fingers that may have helped them swing from trees. National Geographic calls it one of the “greatest fossil discoveries of the past half century.”

The fossils were discovered in an African cave in 2013 and could force us to rethink what we know about human evolution. I would suggest reading these articles in the Washington Post and Atlantic for easy-to-read accounts of what happened and what it all means. It’s very exciting for so many reasons.

I know what you’re wondering: What will Ken Ham and his crack Creationist “research” team say about this discovery?!

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Star Trek’s “Q,” John de Lancie, Comes Out as Openly Secular

The latest person to film a video for the Openly Secular campaign is John de Lancie, an actor best known as “Q” on Star Trek:



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You Can Check Out an Atheist at This Human Library

There’s a neat concept called the Human Library where you don’t check out physical books. Instead, you check out people and learn about their lives.



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Following Warning, a “Prayer Requests” Board in a Mississippi Classroom Has Been Removed

A couple of weeks ago, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to a Mississippi school district where a teacher had put up a Prayer Request Board in her classroom:

The letter was all it took to fix the problem:

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Knoxville (IA) City Council Will Privatize Land So Display with Christian Cross Can Stay Put

Remember that display of a kneeling soldier, gun in hand, next to a Christian cross, that sits in taxpayer-funded Young’s Park in Knoxville, Iowa?

After Americans United for Separation of Church and State called on the local city council to remove or change the display, people have been freaking out over this “attack” on their illegal promotion of Christianity.

There was a City Council meeting on Tuesday night that featured a lot of supports of the display making their case, but when it came down to it, the elected officials said they had figured out a way to avoid a lawsuit while keeping the display in place:

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