The Center of All Things: Humankind’s Place in the Cosmos

If you are a fan of Carl Sagan‘s “Pale Blue Dot” homage, check this video out and explore humankind’s place in the cosmos. If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of questions and by the depth of [Read More...]

Missouri Right-to-Pray Amendment Has a (Literally) Hidden Purpose

Soon Missourians will take to the polls to decide the fate of a new amendment to the state’s constitution that would, at first blush, do nothing. Surely I jest. Let’s look, with a little help from BallotPedia. The measure would ensure… That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be [Read More...]

America’s ‘Evolution’ Problem

Jerry Coyne has published a new paper in the journal Evolution about… well… take a guess. More specifically, it’s about “Science, Religion, and Society: The Problem of Evolution in America.” These graphs tell a much larger story (click to enlarge): Coyne also has a message for science organizations: … when scientific organizations argue for the [Read More...]

New Jersey is God-Fearing, Not So Much Devil-Fearing

You know what they say about New Jersey. No, not that thing. The other thing: Only the strong survive. If this is so, basic science literacy is just barely surviving, though starving, abused, and neglected. Though I make my home in Maine and have spent years in Virginia and DC, I am a native New [Read More...]

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

I’m just sayin’… (Via The Thinking Atheist) [Read more...]


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