MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values

In Cambridge, MIT opened the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values this past spring. It’s a bit of an old story, but I’m just coming across it now. The Dalai Lama had some interesting soundbytes in the piece: “The majority of the 6 billion people on earth, I think, we can categorize as [Read More...]

From Micro- to Macro-Evolution in Two Minutes

A few million years of evolution shown in two minutes of animation. The point is to show how microevolution, added up over time, can really lead to what we define as different species. The author points out that this isn’t necessarily how our species came to exist, but it’s theoretically how it could have happened. [Read More...]

African Albinos Killed by Witch Doctors for Their Organs

We already know the horrors that occur due to belief in superstition in Africa. This story just adds to the problem. Albinos are getting killed and mutilated for their body parts. Witch doctors believe their organs “bring good luck in love, life and business.” One man in the video explains how his brother Daniel was [Read More...]

More Odd Advice from Billy Graham

The question to famed Christian evangelist Billy Graham: How can I know whether a certain religious group is Christian or if it’s a cult? Because we all know it’s either one or the other… Anyway, Graham’s response: … Cults often claim that they, and they alone, have the truth about God, and they often dismiss [Read More...]

Anti-Science Celebrity Cards

You’ve already seen te fantastic God Trumps card from New Humanist magazine. Crispian Jago offers his version of Celebrity Quack Trumps. Below, we have anti-vaxer Jenny McCarthy and pro-cupper Gwyneth Paltrow: He has plenty of other entertaining cards at his site. (via Science, Reason and Critical Thinking) [Read more...]