Zack Kopplin Accepts Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

Last week, I mentioned that Zack Kopplin, the former high school student who worked to repeal the wrongly-named “Louisiana Science Education Act,” was going to receive the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He just accepted it the other day (at the Playboy Mansion) and there’s now video of his talk (ignore the squawks): Nice [Read More...]

Autism Study Contributes to Finding the Origin of Faith in God

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a much lower degree of theism amongst the autistic, linking their lack of belief to their diminished mentalizing capacity. Mentalizing can roughly be defined as the ability to imagine what other people are thinking and to perceive or interpret behavior in accordance to intentional mental states [Read More...]

Creationists Score a Major Victory in South Korea

Because we all know science is decided by who complains the loudest, a band of Creationists has scored a major victory by getting many textbook publishers in South Korea to “produce revised editions that exclude examples of the evolution of the horse or of avian ancestor Archaeopteryx.” More simply, they saying, “Look! Scientists argue about [Read More...]

Watch Anti-Science Christians Have a Long Conversation About Science…

It aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network last week. It featured Ray Comfort, Eric Hovind, Ken Ham, and several other Christians who make their livings miseducating people about science. It’s a Who’s Who of WTF. And if you haven’t heard them speak before, you’re in for a treat. Especially when you consider how many Americans agree [Read More...]

Are Foxhole Atheists Really Seeking a Cure?

In a recent HuffPo article, science writer Matthew Hutson reports on three studies suggesting that fear of death will inspire atheists to believe in the supernatural. At least that’s the gist of the argument Hutson makes. (To his credit, he cites an online listing of over 200 atheists in foxholes, showing that atheism can survive [Read More...]


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