Congressman Jim Himes Introduces Darwin Day Resolution in House of Representatives

For the past couple of years, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) has introduced a resolution in the House to honor Charles Darwin on his birthday. Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) did the same thing in 2011 before he was voted out of office.

But Holt didn’t run for re-election last year, so the resolution was not a sure thing this time around.

Thankfully, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) has picked up where Holt left off. Today, he introduced House Resolution 67 (a.k.a. the Darwin Day Resolution) in order to “recognize Charles Darwin’s birthday, February 12, as a national day to celebrate science, education and humanity.”



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If This Georgia School Board Says Yes to Bible Distributions, Atheists and Satanists Will Be Ready to Join In

The Dougherty County School Board in Georgia may soon have to distribute coloring books from The Satanic Temple if they go through with a proposal to distribute bibles to students. The Gideons made a plea to the board this week to allow them to give away copies of the holy book:



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Simon Singh Wrote a Perfectly Fine Article About Homeopathy, but an Indian Newspaper Rejected it

During a recent trip to India, author and scientist Simon Singh was asked by the editors of the Hindustan Times to write an article about homeopathy. Singh did just that, only to have his piece rejected



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Does Gandhi’s Murderer Deserve a Bust and Hindu Veneration? One Religious Group Says Yes.

Why should Indians honor Nathuram Goatse Godse, the man who murdered Mahatma Gandhi? One group of Hindus has its reasons.

Abhishek Agarwaal, district president of the Mahasabha, the oldest Hindu nationalist political party, explains that he and his religious compadres

… consider Godse a patriot because he killed the man they hold responsible for the country’s violent partition into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan in 1947. …

“For so many years Gandhi has been revered as a great soul by Indians. We want to tell the youth that it is all a lie,“ Agarwaal said. “Godse was the true patriot. We do not regard Gandhi as the father of the nation. He was too soft on Muslims. It was because of him that Pakistan was created out of my motherland.”



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Vatican Says It Found Child Porn, Cocaine, Plus Evidence of Money Laundering and Other Crimes

Right under God’s nose. Cheeky, cheeky.

Two cases of child pornography possession were uncovered within the walls of the Vatican last year, along with numerous other crimes in the city state, the Holy See’s prosecutor general has announced.

Following worldwide allegations of sex abuse by priests, Gian Piero Milano, the Holy See’s Promoter of Justice, said the Vatican was now taking action against paedophilia in the heart of the Catholic church.

Unveiling the Vatican’s justice report, Milano stopped short of naming those accused of possessing child pornography. Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi however identified Josef Wesolowski, a disgraced former ambassador, as one of the people facing charges.



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