Christian Columnist: If Delaware’s Governor Can Issue a Darwin Proclamation, Bobby Jindal Can Have a Prayer Rally

The other day, I posted about how Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a proclamation in honor of Charles Darwin‘s birthday recognizing his accomplishments.

Charisma‘s Jennifer LeClaire points out that Christians haven’t flipped out about it, so atheists should let prayer rallies slide, too:

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This Sort of Natural Violence is All Too Common Throughout History…

Oh, natural selection, why must you be so cruel?



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The Nightly Show‘s Disappointing Panel on Vaccines

For as much shit as Bill Maher gets (and deserves) for his questioning of the efficacy of certain vaccines, at least he brings on qualified guests who try to set him straight.

I wish Larry Wilmore had done more of that on last night’s episode of The Nightly Show.



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Why Did About.com Invite an Anti-Vaxxer to Be One of Its Health Experts?

In general, I’m a fan of About.com, a site featuring experts in various areas writing about their fields. I have a lot of respect for Austin Cline, who has written a ton of helpful articles about atheism on that site over the years.

But it came to my attention the other day that their Health channel recently brought on Dr. Josh Axe (below) as the “Adrenal Health Expert.”

I’ll leave it to others to comment on whether certain herbs can really cure adrenal fatigue… or whether anyone really needed an adrenal health expert in the first place… but here’s the problem with Axe: He bills himself as “an physician” (his typo, not mine), author, and media personality. Maybe his appearances on Dr. Oz should’ve been a sign that his scientific credentials weren’t up to par, or maybe it’s all the “natural remedies” he sells, but there’s a bigger smoking gun on his personal website.

Turns out he has a whole page warning you against the supposed dangers of vaccines:

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South Dakota Legislators Propose Bill That Would Allow Teaching of Creationism in Public Schools

In a bill that’s very similar to one proposed by Indiana legislators last week, South Dakota’s Senate Bill 114 would allow Creationism and climate change-denial to make their way into public school classrooms.



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