Ben Carson: I Aced My College Chemistry Final Because God Gave Me All the Answers in a Dream

Earlier today, at the official National Day of Prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C., GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson — a neurosurgeon by trade — explained how he passed his chemistry final during his first semester at Yale University:



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See? Republicans Aren’t Anti-Science!

So that’s how the GOP plans to spin its reputation…

(via Chris Weyant at the New Yorker)

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New Research Shows the Existential Threat Atheists Pose to Believers; No Wonder We’re So Disliked!

People don’t like death. They fear it. They’ll do anything they can to avoid thinking about it.

It’s one of the reasons religion is so powerful. Because you never really die when there’s a wonderful afterlife awaiting you… Religion, in many ways, functions as a defense mechanism against fear of death.

And according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the fear of death contributes to distrust of atheists, since we pop that bubble of hope.

Researchers Corey L. Cook, Florette Cohen, and Sheldon Solomon set out to find how strong that link really is:

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Creationists Think They Can Prove Dinosaur Bones Are Only a Few Thousand Years Old

Dinosaurs lived approximately 65 million years old… according to people who know what they’re talking about. But that fact flies in the face of Creationists, who believe the Earth only came into existence a few thousand years ago.

So what happens when Ken Ham‘s Answers in Genesis acquires legitimate dinosaur bones? His team will do anything it can to “prove” those bones are only a few thousand years old.

A couple of ranchers from South Dakota recently donated fossils from an Edmontosaurus (below) to the Creationists, and Ham and his colleague Dr. David Menton are excited to see what information is contained in the bones:



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Bill Nye Explains Holograms Through Emoji

A few months ago, Bill Nye explained evolution with emoji (infuriating Ken Ham), so it’s only right that this series continues by exploring holograms:



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