Ken Ham is Writing a Tell-All Book About His Debate with Bill Nye

Ken Ham still thinks we’re all talking about his debate with Bill Nye.

Seriously. He thinks we’re all rethinking evolution because of stuff he said.

And he’s finally getting around to writing a tell-all book that will impress nobody.

I can’t believe he didn’t call it I Was There

#MissedOpportunity

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Exploring Awe as the Source of the Sacred

The conversation about how human beings derive meaning from life, and how it ties into atheism and religion, continues on NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos & Culture blog.

On Monday, I covered Alva Noë‘s take on what he sees as “Spockian Atheism,” a godless view of life that leaves no room for value or meaning (and somehow I missed the opportunity to note, “Dammit Jim, I’m an atheist, not a robot!” The shame of it…).

Now, Adam Frank has added his own take to the dialogue, with a piece called, “Is Atheist Awe A Religious Experience?



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Indian Politician Claims Massive Flood Damage Was Caused by People Shitting Near a Sacred Shrine

Last year, the Indian state of Uttarakhand was hit was a multi-day downpour. Thousands of people died in the ensuing flood and thousands of villages had to deal with the subsequent damage.

What caused all the destruction?

According to environmentalists, the rain alone didn’t do it:

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If We Can’t Trust Neil deGrasse Tyson, Who Can We Trust?

Anyone who visits this site or our Facebook page knows how much we love Neil deGrasse Tyson. He may not be a proud vocal atheist, but he’s a purveyor of science and reason and critical thinking and truth.

Gotta love that, right?

But Sean Davis of the Federalist has been closely examining some of the examples Tyson uses in his most popular speeches and has found several holes in them.

As skeptics, we should all be interested in what Davis says.

So let’s start with this talk that Tyson gave at The Amazing Meeting in 2011 (and several other places). Jump to the 1:38 mark:



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Finally, a Chemistry Demonstration About Religion That I Can Support

After yesterday’s post about a science experiment used to teach kids about Jesus and “sin,” I’m glad someone was able to repeat the experiment in a much more useful way:



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