Bill O’Reilly: ‘I Don’t Believe a Meteor Crashed Into the Earth’

Richard Dawkins, promoting his new book The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, appeared on The O’Reilly Factor a couple nights ago… If you haven’t seen the clip, here’s the spoiler: It went down exactly how you would have imagined it. As usual, Bill O’Reilly‘s ignorance of science was in full bloom: [Read More...]

John Freshwater’s Appeal is Denied

Remember John Freshwater, the Creationism-spewing science teacher who branded his students with a cross? He had been fired (after a long court battle)… but he appealed the decision. Today, Judge Otho Eyster denied the appeal. … there is clear and convincing evidence to support the Board of Education’s termination of Freshwater’s contract(s) for good and [Read More...]

John Hodgman Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson

You want a geekgasm? John Hodgman interviewing Neil deGrasse Tyson for 30 minutes on The Sound of Young America. Go listen to it. Or download it (MP3). It’s as amazing as you expect it to be. (My own interview with Dr. Tyson is here.) [Read more...]

Was the New York Times’ Profile on Richard Dawkins Too Kind?

Earlier this week, in anticipation of the release of The Magic of Reality, the New York Times’ Michael Powell profiled Richard Dawkins. I pointed out my surprise that Powell pretty much ignored any real criticism of Dawkins within atheist circles (especially regarding Elevatorgate). Sarah Pulliam Bailey, a religion reporter herself, didn’t take that omission lightly [Read More...]

Ken Ham Will Shed a Tear…

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