We’re Bad at This Science Thing

We suck at Science. According to the national survey commissioned by the California Academy of Sciences: Only 53% of adults know how long it takes for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. Only 59% of adults know that the earliest humans and dinosaurs did not live at the same time. Only 47% of adults [Read More...]

Getting a Masters of Science Degree in Creationism

Texas has enough problems of its own when it comes to Science standards. This doesn’t make it any better: A Texas legislator is waging a war of biblical proportions against the science and education communities in the Lone Star State as he fights for a bill that would allow a private school that teaches creationism [Read More...]

A High School English Paper on Atheism

From a high school reader from a small town in North Dakota: In my English class, we’re supposed to write a persuasive paper. I’ve decided to “persuade” my religious teacher, religious classmates, and religious school that God is a theory… I know my paper is going to cause quite a commotion,so I want it to [Read More...]

How Many Theists Are Like This?

In my experience, a lot of older Christians may think this is completely misrepresenting them. I wonder, though, how often this applies to younger Christians who grew up in the church and have not been challenged about their beliefs very much: Is it accurate or not? Is it offensive? Keep in mind it was drawn [Read More...]

Ellery Schempp’s Speaking Tour in Virginia/Washington D.C.

Dr. Ellery Schempp is the man who, as a boy, played a major role in getting forced prayer out of public schools. As I’ve mentioned before, he’s a freethought hero, if ever there was one. He’s going on a speaking tour in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area in a couple weeks. All the events are free [Read More...]