Creationist “Researcher” tells Duggar-in-Law: “There Really is No Such Thing as an Atheist”

Jessa Seewald, the child of the Duggars whose marriage last year was featured on 19 Kids and Counting, recently went to the Institute for Creation Research in Texas with her husband Ben. And since there was no actual research to discuss and the Institute’s library only has one book in it, Ben sat with Dr. Jason Lisle and asked how the Director of Research would prove to atheists that God exists:



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How Chemical Evolution May Help Us Discover the Origins of Life

How might life have started on Earth?

The team at Stated Clearly has an excellent new video explaining chemical evolution, which could help us answer that question:



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No Worse Sin: A Young Adult Environmental Novel with Atheist Protagonists

We don’t often feature much atheist-themed fiction on this site, but Kyla Bennett has written a really captivating novel that readers of this site might enjoy. It’s called No Worse Sin (Harvard Square Editions, 2015):

In the excerpt below, protagonist Laena Foster has an awkward moment in her biology class, which happens to be taught by her father, but her new classmate Cree attempts to make things right:

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New Children’s Book Chronicles Girl’s Quest to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s Official State Fossil

For a while last year, this was the story that never seemed to end.

Last January, third-grader Olivia McConnell wrote to her state representatives asking them to make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s official state fossil.

After a couple of holdups, it looked like there were no objections and the bill would go through… but the version of the bill that passed through the State House contained a ridiculous amendment:

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Daniel Dennett Withdraws from World Science Festival Due to Templeton Foundation Sponsorship

The World Science Festival takes place in New York City later this month and philosopher Daniel Dennett (below) will not be attending as scheduled.

His reason? The event (and specifically one of the sessions in which he was slated to participate) is sponsored in part by the John Templeton Foundation, an organization that frequently blurs the line between science and religion.

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