This April, Richard Dawkins Will Be Promoting His New Film in These U.S. Cities

This April, Richard Dawkins will be back in the U.S. for a tour to promote his movie (with Lawrence Krauss) The Unbelievers. He’ll be appearing in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Columbus (Ohio) and you can get your tickets here.

Sure, just skip over Chicago, why don’t you…

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Is Atheism Bad for Business in Hollywood?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether or not Hollywood is biased against atheism-themed movies:

You can read more about this issue here.

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!

And if you like what you’re seeing, please consider supporting this site on Patreon.

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A Century Ago, These Poorly-Done Trick Photos of the Spirit World Had Many People Convinced

These turn-of-the-last-century photos are a visual cabinet of curiosities, all the more wondrous for having convinced anyone, at any point, that spirit mediums and visits from beyond the grave are real.

On the other hand, it doesn’t surprise me very much to learn that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was convinced that the images below were genuine. While his famous protagonist was a cynic who believed in evidence, logic, and reason, Conan Doyle himself was P.T. Barnum‘s proverbial sucker, a man so keen on believing in the existence of the paranormal that he went to his grave with the certitude that fairies exist, based on a hoax photo made by two young girls.

Anyway, this is what you would have seen at a séance a hundred or so years ago:



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Creationist Claims That Scientists ‘Don’t Know Much About Evolution’ and Simply Accept it on Faith

Creationist Jay Seegert of the Creation Education Center appeared on Creation Today to talk about Creationism. (Got all that?)

His revelation may take some of you by surprise: Apparently, scientists don’t really understand evolution. They just assume other scientists do understand it and therefore take evolution on faith.



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Nickel Creek Just Released a Song About Pastor Harold Camping’s Misguided Rapture Prediction

If you’re a fan of the band Nickel Creek (like I am), and you’re super-excited about their reunion and upcoming album (like I am), then you should definitely check out this just-released song from A Dotted Line (like I did).

“21st of May” was written by Sean Watkins the day before Pastor Harold Camping (wrongly) predicted the Rapture would occur — The band jokes on YouTube: “It was a close call but we made it” — and it’s sung from Camping’s perspective:



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