Richard Dawkins’ Tips for Debating Creationists

Richard Dawkins has gone on the record as saying he would never debate Creationists because “they’ve won the moment you agree to have a debate at all. Because what they want is the oxygen of respectability.”

But now that Bill Nye has agreed to debate Creationist Ken Ham, Dawkins has some advice for his sidekick in science:

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The Largest Charter School Network in Texas Promotes Creationism

Responsive Education Solutions is the euphemistically-named company running the largest charter school district in Texas. Their schools are tuition-free, funded by taxpayers, and home to 17,000 students in the state.

Just one problem: Their textbooks promote Creationism, along with other examples of bad science. Zack Kopplin, building off of work by Jonny Scaramanga, explains:



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When Your Religion Makes You Doubt Facts, It’s Harmful

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains one of the main reasons religion is harmful

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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This is Why I Miss Richard Dawkins’ Science Writing

Every year, John Brockman asks his braintrust at The Edge a thought-provoking question and compiles their answers. This year’s question has just been released: What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

I *loved* Richard Dawkinsanswer: Essentialism. The idea that there’s an “ideal” human and cat and dog. It’s an idea, Dawkins says, that has no scientific basis and that has impeded our understanding of evolution:



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If Miley Cyrus Taught Biology, It Might Sound Like This…

Dr. Carin Anne Bondar does her best Miley Cyrus impression while educating us on evolution:



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