Bill Nye Speaks About His Debate Against Creationist Ken Ham

Bill Nye the Science Guy was the keynote speaker at this year’s The Amazing Meeting, and video of his talk is finally online. He spoke at length about his debate with Creationist Ken Ham:



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Two Americans Give God, Not Doctors, Credit After Recovering from Ebola

Yesterday, Dr. Kent Brantly, who caught the Ebola virus while doing mission work in Liberia, was released from the hospital with all expectations of a full recovery very soon.

And he knew exactly who to thank: His doctors. God.

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A Simple and Beautiful Animation of How Life Began

I don’t know if I can trust this video from New Scientist because it doesn’t mention Jesus.



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Respectable Theory or “Pathologizing Belief”? Russian Scientists Posit That Microbes Spread Religiosity

It should come as no surprise that certain sacred religious practices are remarkably unhygienic. Holy water in church fonts tends to be rife with fecal bacteria. Believers who ritually kiss the same holy stone or other religious artifacts no doubt end up sharing microbes. Millions take ritual baths in filthy lakes and waterways in which human waste and dead bodies float conspicuously on the surface. And closer to home, well, are you sure that Father Murphy washed his hands before pinching a series of eucharists between his fleshy fingers and putting the Jesus crackers, and maybe those digits, on one wet tongue after another?

Could habits like these have anything to do with the spread of religiosity itself? Are some microbes essentially carriers and distributors of faith?

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What Do Creationists Look Like When They’re in Their Labs…?

In 2012, Dr. Ann Gauger, a “Senior Research Scientist at Biologic Institute” (which is funded by the Intelligent Design-promoting Discovery Institute), spoke about what she thought was population genetics in this video:



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