California Assembly Passes Tough Vaccine Law, Banning Exemptions on Basis of Belief

California lawmakers deserve a lot of credit for what they did yesterday, with the State Assembly passing SB 277, a law that finally ends vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:



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A Reminder of Why Gov. Bobby Jindal is an Awful Candidate for President

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest GOP candidate to throw his hat into the 2016 ring. While I’m sure readers of this site have no plan to vote for him, it’s worth remembering just why that is.



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Disney May Be Developing a Film About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin has had a rough go in theaters over the years. The most recent biopic, 2010’s Creation with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, made less than a million dollars worldwide and was barely memorable.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), which included Darwin as a mere side character, did considerably better, but let’s face it: You didn’t watch it. Hell, this is probably the first time you even heard about it.

But if Disney gets involved, maybe that will change…

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Dr. Ben Carson Debated Evolution with a “Leading Atheist” and Thinks He Won

Over the weekend, Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spoke to a crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalition‘s “Road to Majority” conference in Washington D.C. and he referenced an exchange he once had with an unnamed “leading atheist” (3:48 mark):



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New Research on the Science vs. Religion Debate Looks at the Effectiveness of Different Science Popularizers

In a new study appearing in the journal Public Understandings of Science, Rice University’s Elaine Howard Ecklund and West Virginia University’s Christopher P. Scheitle wanted to find out the effect different “science popularizers” had on the question of whether science and religion were compatible. So they went right to the extremes, using Richard Dawkins (an [Read More…]