Another Compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s another compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s best arguments and comebacks. (I’m sure there are plenty more in the pipeline.)

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Saturday Night Live‘s “Draw Muhammad” Sketch Virtually Identical to Bit from Canadian Comedy Show

On last night’s Saturday Night Live, one sketch featured a Pictionary-like game show in which contestants had to draw a clue for their teammates. It was easy enough to guess “Gone Girl,” but the next player’s clue?

“The Prophet Muhammad.”

Chaos ensued as he debated what, if anything, he should do:

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Norway Finally Repeals Blasphemy Law

Even though the law hadn’t been used to convict anyone in more than 100 years, Norway finally scrapped its blasphemy law this week in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks:

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Toronto Streetcars Will No Longer Offer Special Sunday Stops Outside of Churches

Last year, the Toronto Transit Commission approved a plan eliminating several stops on streetcar routes. The reasoning involved efficiency (the fewer the stops, the faster the trips)¬†and safety (since they wouldn’t stop mid-block).

But which stops would be shuttered?

As of June 7, Sunday services will no longer include special stops just outside of churches:

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Christian’s Advice to Fellow Christians: Don’t Be Critical When One of Our Own Does Something Embarrassing

What should Christians do when some high-profile leader says or does something awful?

We know what most of them tend to do: Nothing. Because silence is easier than saying something critical about someone within your broader religious circles. It’s exactly the sort of approach that allows those awful actions to continue and thrive.

I like being part of a skeptical community because I know no one is safe from criticism. If Richard Dawkins or Bill Maher says something dumb, we’ll join the chorus in calling them out on it. That’s not to say every criticism is fair, only that no one is immune.

Samuel James, the Communications Specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, doesn’t feel the same way, and he has some suggestions for people of faith on what to do when a Christian does something embarrassing:

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