Canadian Politician Quits Party and Becomes an Independent Following Backlash from His Anti-Evolution Rants

This week, Canadian MP James Lunney quit the Conservative party and became an Independent after claiming his party was guilty of “deliberate attempts to suppress a Christian world view.”

In an interview with the CBC’s Evan Solomon, Lunney (apparently not pronounced “looney”) gave a hilarious defense of his anti-science, anti-reality beliefs (beginning at 1:09:17):



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According to the Theory of Evolution, Is Every Offspring a Slightly New Species?

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The latest one discusses whether every offspring is a slightly new species:



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Who Are We and Where Did We Come From? A New Book Offers Scientific Responses to These Questions and More

In their new book Discovering Our World: Humanity’s Epic Journey from Myth to Knowledge (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015), Paul Singh and John R. Shook offer scientific explanations to questions normally reserved for religion: Who are we? Where did we come from? What determines our destiny?

In the excerpt below, the authors explain why we have a moral imperative to save our planet:

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The Religious Ritual That Takes Place Before Astronauts Head Into Space

Internet points to anyone who can explain what’s happening in this picture:

Apparently, it’s customary for astronauts to be “blessed” by a Russian Orthodox priest before heading to space. The Verge notes that this ritual has been taking place for years now:

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When Anti-Vaxxers Ride the Magic School Bus…

Thanks to Ms. Frizzle for giving these anti-vaccination parents the biology lessons they need:



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