Why is This Vaccine-Denying Actress a Featured Speaker at the National Science Teachers Association’s Conference?

Last year, at a conference for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik was a speaker. It made sense, I suppose: She’s on a show about nerds and she’s a “Brand Ambassador” for Texas Instruments. Hard to get more math-y than that.

It turns out Bialik is also a featured speaker at the annual convention for the National Science Teachers Association taking place in just over a week. Again, makes sense on paper, given the show she’s on and how she has a Ph.D. in neuroscience.

Oh. By the way. She doesn’t vaccinate her children:

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‘God’s Not Dead’ Didn’t Have a Horrible Opening Weekend at the Box Office… and That Should Terrify All of Us

According to Box Office Mojo, one of the highest-grossing movies this weekend was… God’s Not Dead:

That would be the Christian movie starring Kevin “Hercules” Sorbo. He plays a godless college professor trying to indoctrinate his students into losing their faith… until he runs into one brave Christian. It’s one of those movies ripped right from the pages of Snopes.

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Is Atheism Bad for Business in Hollywood?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether or not Hollywood is biased against atheism-themed movies:

You can read more about this issue here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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Nickel Creek Just Released a Song About Pastor Harold Camping’s Misguided Rapture Prediction

If you’re a fan of the band Nickel Creek (like I am), and you’re super-excited about their reunion and upcoming album (like I am), then you should definitely check out this just-released song from A Dotted Line (like I did).

“21st of May” was written by Sean Watkins the day before Pastor Harold Camping (wrongly) predicted the Rapture would occur — The band jokes on YouTube: “It was a close call but we made it” — and it’s sung from Camping’s perspective:



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