The Scientific Problems with the Movie “Gravity”

Maybe you didn’t see Gravity, but that’s okay. You’ll still love this video explaining the scientific problems with the movie (with guest narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson!):



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Gallup Poll: 42% of Americans Are Creationists

According to a Gallup poll just released today, 42% of Americans believe in Creationism, 31% of Americans believe in god-guided evolution, and 19% of Americans are actually right:

It’s only a slight improvement from two years ago, the last time Gallup checked these numbers, but within the margin of error (so who knows if there’s really any significant improvement).

We are still a country full of deluded people, though there’s a sliver of a silver lining:

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Rachel Maddow Explains the Problems with the Creation Museum’s Dinosaur Exhibit

Earlier tonight, Rachel Maddow shed light on the problem with the dinosaur exhibit at the Creation Museum and how taxpayers are funding a farce:



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Guy Who Says Evolution is “Anti-American” Donates Dinosaur Skeleton to Creation Museum

Michael Peroutka believes the idea of evolution is anti-American.

He believes it because the Declaration of Independence cites a “Creator.” And because he’s a Young Earth Creationist who doesn’t care about the facts.

… The promotion of evolution is an act of disloyalty to America, that’s what I’m saying… You either believe in Creation, by which you have rights that government is designed to protect, or you believe that all men are slime and that you have no rights at all.

It’s hardly a surprise, then, that someone so out of touch with reality would join forces with the Creation Museum’s Ken Ham.

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Young Cancer Patient Will Be Allowed to Use Faith-Based Treatment Instead of Life-Saving Chemotherapy

Earlier this week, I posted about Makayla Sault (below), an 11-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The disease is treatable with two years of tough chemotherapy and has a nearly 90% survival rate… but Makayla no longer wanted to continue the chemo and her Ojibwe/First Nations parents were more than happy to oblige, seeking out useless faith-based treatments instead.

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Brant met with Makayla’s family this week to make a final decision on her treatment. I was hopeful they wouldn’t let her parents effectively put her life in jeopardy… but that’s exactly what they did:

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