A Republican from Colorado is Running for the U.S. House on a Platform of Church/State Separation

If you drew a Venn Diagram of the modern Republican Party and conservative Christianity, there would be a hell of a lot of overlap. They’re anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-sex positivity, anti-science, etc.

That’s why Nic Morse stands out.


He’s a Christian Republican running for the U.S. House from Colorado’s 2nd District — which currently leans blue. Even though the primaries haven’t taken place yet, Morse is the only Republican in the race, meaning he’ll be the person challenging incumbent Rep. Jared Polis this November.

When you read Morse’s stances on the issues, it won’t surprise you that he supports the Second Amendment, says he’s pro-life, and doesn’t want Colorado to accept Syrian refugees.

However, he also says he unequivocally supports church/state separation.

Not exactly part of the conservative checklist.

But does he really mean it? Just how far will his conservatism allow him to follow that principle?

That’s what I wanted to know. So over the course of several emails, Morse answered a number of my questions on these topics. I tried to cover a range of subjects instead of debating each one of them separately, for better or for worse. Our (slightly edited) conversation is below:

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The Real Concern Regarding Climate Change

In this short, helpful video, Vox explains one of the biggest misconceptions about climate change: The worry isn’t that the planet is doomed by the changing temperature. It’s that our species may be doomed.


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No, Bill Nye is Not Debating Sarah Palin on Climate Change

Rumors are flying that Bill Nye, famous for publicly defending scientific consensus, will be taking up a debate with Sarah Palin, famous for political buffoonery, among other things.

As delightful as the carnage would be to witness, it’s fortunately not a debate, nor will Nye even be making an appearance.

Here’s the truth, and a preview of the pre-recorded appearance:


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Can You Beat “Science Kombat”?

You know how you’ve always imagined Charles Darwin and Nikola Tesla in an all out Fight Club-level brawl? (Just me?)

Then you’re gonna love Science Kombat:


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A Compilation of Richard Feynman’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s a great compilation of Richard Feynman‘s best arguments and comebacks.


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