After Measles Outbreak Centers Around a Texas Congregation, the Pastor Reminds Everyone to Get Vaccinated

As the Dallas Observer noted last week, Eagle Mountain International Church’s pastor Terri Copeland Pearsons told her North Texas congregation last week that there had been a measles outbreak… and it stemmed from a member of her church.

What made that story particularly newsworthy was the fact that Pearsons’ father, celebrity televangelist Kenneth Copeland, had been a member of the Jenny McCarthy School of Bullshit, promoting the theory that there was a link between vaccines and autism even though no scientific testing had shown that to be true.

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Another Great Rebuttal Against Ray Comfort’s Film

Courtesy of Jaclyn Glenn:

The highlight comes at the 9:30 mark :)

In case you missed it, my interview with Comfort is here. [Read more...]

An Interview with Creationist, Filmmaker, and Banana-Enthusiast Ray Comfort

Some of you know Ray Comfort because of his latest movie “Evolution Vs. God.”

Most of you know him better for his video “The Atheist’s Worst Nightmare“:

Nearly four years ago, I interviewed him for this website and he was gracious enough to answer all the questions I asked.

So, given the opportunity to do it again, and with some of your submitted questions in the mix, I asked Ray about everything from his selective-editing of videos to the infamous banana routine.

His answers are reprinted below in their entirety. (I have edited the exchange only for grammar/clarity and added links to Ray’s responses when I felt they were helpful.)

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National Center for Science Education Unveils New Blog to Combat Anti-Science Teaching

The National Center for Science Education has just unveiled its new blog dedicated to “Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science.” It features Barbara Forrest and Eugenie Scott, which should be enough of an enticement, but just check out the logo:

Science League of America for the win!

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Newsweek Features James Randi and The Amazing Meeting in Latest Issue

Michael Moynihan went to The Amazing Meeting and wrote a long feature in Newsweek on James Randi, skepticism, and the movement’s overlap (or not) with atheism:

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