The Associated Press Will Stop Referring to Climate Change Doubters as “Skeptics”

Sen. James Inhofe is frequently referred to as a “skeptic” of climate change. But he’s more accurately a “denier” of it.

Skepticism is generally a good thing. We should be skeptical when people believe things that may not be true. But when the science is solid and the evidence points in one direction, raising questions about the efficacy of vaccines or human contribution to climate change only confuses the public. At that point, you’re not just asking questions. You’re denying reality.

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Rick Santorum: Of Course Muslims Can Be President… Unless They’re Devout

Rick Santorum made clear today that he disagreed with Dr. Ben Carson, who said Muslims shouldn’t be President.

Of course Muslims can be President, Santorum said. They just can’t be devout Muslims who believe in the “totality of Islam.” If that’s the case, fuck ’em.

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Secular Invocation Delivered in Seminole County, Florida

On Tuesday morning in Seminole County, Florida, Dr. Brenda Frei delivered a secular invocation during a Commission meeting.

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Catholic School Board Trustee Says 7-Year-Old Trans Girl is “Mentally Disordered”

Over the past couple of weeks, an Edmonton Catholic School Board trustee, Larry Kowalczyk (below), has pulled out all the stops to demean and harass his worst political enemy: a seven-year-old transgender girl.

The school board recently took up the issue of transgender students and bathrooms because the girl wants to use the girls’ bathroom at her school, like all the other girls do.

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Charles Darwin’s Atheism Confession Has Sold at Auction for Nearly $200,000

A letter in which Charles Darwin explained how he didn’t believe in the Christian God has sold at auction for £127,000 ($195,000), between two and three times more than original estimates.

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