UK Taxpayers May Be Funding Creationist Schools

Being a newly minted resident of the United Kingdom, I’ve learned that much can surprise you in this gloriously beautiful country with utterly filthy weather. One thing that might catch an American atheist off-guard is how the UK, a country far more secular than the US, maintains official ties with religion that are unthinkable in [Read More...]

Creationist Wonders How Anyone Could Know the Age of the Earth Without Looking to Bible

This is Creationism in action. Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham is talking about the sad state of affairs in Christianity because even some professors at Christian schools accept evolution. (Cue gasps of horror.) So he tells this story of one such professor: In one interview, Dr. [Darrel] Falk is asked the question, “If a young [Read More...]

Camp Quest Awesomeness

Last night I had the great pleasure of donating my dinosaur presentation to Camp Quest West, Southern California, in the beautiful Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood, CA. I was so impressed by the 57 kids attending. They are bright, upbeat, eager, curious, and earnest. This was just the first evening, and I could already see [Read More...]

The Universe Is Weird

We interrupt our regularly scheduled ranting about religion to bring you this awesome (and, according to physicists in the comments thread, accurate) song: The lyrics are below, in case you’d like to sing along: A quark can never exist by itself in isolation Something very odd happens when you try to sepparate them The energy [Read More...]

New Genus of South Asian Fish Named After Richard Dawkins

That would be the Dawkinsia Srilankensis, “a new genus of fish comprised of nine species found only in South Asia.” [Rohan] Pethiyagoda, an ichthyologist and internationally acclaimed conservationist, said extensive studies in India and Sri Lanka showed that the level of diversity among such fish was “much greater than previously suspected”. This was partly the [Read More...]


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