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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Pseudo-Historian David Barton: ‘Atheists Get Angry Because They Do Know That God Exists’

Right Wing Watch’s Kyle Mantyla reports on a conversation Ray Comfort had on pseudo-historian David Barton‘s radio show … in which Barton claims “atheists get angry because they do know that God exists” and wonders why atheists get upset when evolution is challenged since he never gets upset when people claim Bigfoot is real:

You challenge what they believe about evolution and they get angry. And you ask them questions they can’t answer about their own belief, they get angry. And I was thinking too, you know, they do that in so many areas, including faith areas.

Why is it that atheists get mad? If they don’t believe in God, then why do they care if we do. And yet they go out there, working so hard and they’re so angry to shut down every expression. There’s groups that I don’t agree with and I don’t believe with, but I’m not angry at them and I’m not looking to shut down their existence.

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A Rebuttal Video to Ray Comfort’s Evolution Vs. God

A week ago, Ray Comfort posted to YouTube his latest “documentary” Evolution Vs. God:

It’s full of selective editing and bad science… as you would expect.

Jaclyn Glenn watched the movie — *shudder* — and responded to all of his points in a video of her own. It’s a much better alternative (and only in part because of the way she says “God”):

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Rush Limbaugh: ‘If You Believe in God, Then Intellectually You Cannot Believe in Manmade Global Warming’

Rush Limbaugh made the argument on his show yesterday that you can’t believe in both God and manmade global warming, an idea many evangelical Christians have long embraced:

See, in my humble opinion, folks, if you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming.

You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something that he can’t create

Even for Christians, that’s a weird belief to hold…

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