Richard Dawkins Will Appear on ‘The Simpsons’ This Sunday

I’m sure someone will jokingly say “South Park Already Did It,” but at least “The Simpsons” are getting the real thing: Richard Dawkins will play himself in this Sunday’s episode “Black-Eyed, Please.”

No word yet on *how* Dawkins will be featured in the episode or how many lines he’ll have, but I think we can all agree on one thing…

Please argue with Ned Flanders.

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Young Atheist and Science Advocate Zack Kopplin Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Zack Kopplin is having one hell of a run of great publicity. Between getting the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award last summer to a wonderful profile at io9, he’s been speaking out against Creationism in Louisiana public schools and for good science in general — and people are paying attention. [Read more...]

The Secret of the Stars

Forget academic papers. You’re not a real scientist these days unless you’ve been autotuned: [Read more...]

The Awesome Ability to Contemplate Our Existence in the Universe

Cara Santa Maria, senior science correspondent for the Huffington Post, recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life.

In the segment below, she talks about the Carl Sagan quotation “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” and how we’ve evolved this amazing ability to comprehend our own existence in the universe: [Read more...]

Sneaking God Into Science Classes: The Rise Of The ‘Academic Freedom’ Bill

Right-wing religious groups are fighting harder than ever to bring Christianity into the classroom, and in some states, they’re actually winning.

Since 2004, militant Christians in various states have pushed for legislators to pass “academic freedom” bills. According to the National Center for Science Education, these bills permit, but do not require, teachers to include Creationist material in science classes: [Read more...]


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