NOVA Documentary About the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Trial Now on YouTube

If you never had a chance to watch the brilliant NOVA episode “Judgment Day” about the trial over Intelligent Design and Creationism in Dover, Pennsylvania, it’s now up on YouTube as one feature-length movie (and not just little snippets on PBS). Make time to watch this: (via Why Evolution is True) [Read more...]

Celebrating Carl Sagan Day in Chicago

Next week (Nov. 9th) marks Carl Sagan Day and there are celebratory events taking place all over the country. In Chicago, on Nov. 12th, a number of local freethought groups are co-sponsoring an event downtown (at the Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University) that sounds terrific — a panel discussion on “Science, Skepticism, and [Read More...]

Republican Strategist: Science Should Be Put to a Popularity Vote

In case you missed it last night, Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show answered the burning question: What is science really up to? Highlight: Republican Strategist Noelle Nikpour: It’s very confusing for a child to be only taught evolution to go home to a household where their parents say, “Well, wait a minute, you know, [Read More...]

Bill O’Reilly: ‘I Don’t Believe a Meteor Crashed Into the Earth’

Richard Dawkins, promoting his new book The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, appeared on The O’Reilly Factor a couple nights ago… If you haven’t seen the clip, here’s the spoiler: It went down exactly how you would have imagined it. As usual, Bill O’Reilly‘s ignorance of science was in full bloom: [Read More...]

John Freshwater’s Appeal is Denied

Remember John Freshwater, the Creationism-spewing science teacher who branded his students with a cross? He had been fired (after a long court battle)… but he appealed the decision. Today, Judge Otho Eyster denied the appeal. … there is clear and convincing evidence to support the Board of Education’s termination of Freshwater’s contract(s) for good and [Read More...]


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