An Atheist Doctor Helps Jehovah’s Witnesses Who Refuse Blood Transfusions

Jehovah’s Witnesses famously refuse blood transfusions — an irrational demand that has led to uncountable numbers of sad-but-preventable deaths. At Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, though, one doctor — an atheist — is determined to help JWs suffering from advanced leukemia live, even though a blood transfusion is a common way to treat the problem. [Read More...]

Darwin Day 2012 Celebrations

A lot of atheist groups around the country are planning Darwin Day activities, and the lineup for the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers‘ celebration looks terrific: They have Joe Nickell (skeptical investigator of the paranormal), Jamila Bey (secular activist), Clint Kelly (biology professor) and Lawrence Krauss (theoretical physicist) speaking at their school, and [Read More...]

Indiana Legislative Panel Clears Creation Science Bill

Dennis Kruse, the same Indiana State Senator who wants public school students to recite the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of every day, is now sponsoring a bill that would promote Creationism in science class… and he’s getting much farther than he should be: The Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 in favor of the bill [Read More...]

I Guess Science Proves Christianity…

It’s old, but hilarious. Watch the whole thing for full impact, but if you want to jump to the anti-climax, go to the 3:30 mark to hear Louie Giglio talk about how the protein laminin somehow justifies his wacky beliefs: Yep. If it looks like that, then Jesus must have come back to life. Concrete [Read More...]

Republican Rick Brattin Wants To Ruin Science Education in Missouri

Rick Brattin, a Republican state representative in Missouri, has sponsored a bill (HB 1227) that would require “equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design.” What would that entail? Course textbooks contain approximately an equal number of pages of relevant material teaching each viewpoint. Textbook materials include text, pictures, illustrations, graphs, tables, questions, [Read More...]


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