Secular Student Takes on Texas Creationist in Interview

My friend Matt LaClair, a Secular Student Alliance board member, co-hosts a radio show called Equal Time for Freethought. Tonight, his guest will be Don McLeroy, a young-Earth creationist leader on the Texas Board of Education. He’s one of the people responsible for the revised History standards and a proponent of Creationism in the classroom. [Read More...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why NASA is So Important

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why NASA is so vital to America’s future and why we shouldn’t be underfunding it: Damn, I love that guy. There is good news to report: President Obama has issued a revamped Space policy which will (among other things) increase NASA’s budget. (via Bad Astronomy) [Read more...]

I Want to Be a Guest at This Dinner Party

… mostly because Neil deGrasse Tyson is there. That man is made of awesome. Hell, everyone else is pretty great, too. (Click to enlarge:) You can see the full list of guests here. As poster creator Nick Farrantello says: Each of the people in this picture has accomplished more for humanity then any of the [Read More...]

Father Wants Biology Textbook Banned because it Refers to Creationism as Myth

When I was in seventh and eighth grades, I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee and attended Farragut Middle School. I *loved* it there and was eager to start life at Farragut High School. But my family moved to Chicago the week before high school started. I’ve mentioned before that that move was what initially got me [Read More...]

Does Christianity Make You Racist?

Others can take aim at the methodology and conclusions, but a study published by Baylor University researchers finds that “Priming Christian Religious Concepts Increases Racial Prejudice” (PDF). The gist of the experiment: They subliminally primed one group of students with neutral words like “butter” and “hammer” and another group of students with Christian words like [Read More...]


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