Richard Dawkins Postpones Speaking Tour After Minor Stroke

74-year-old Richard Dawkins suffered a minor stroke last Saturday night, causing him to postpone his upcoming tour through New Zealand and Australia. He appears to be doing just fine — he went to the hospital, is already back at home recuperating, and is expected to have a full (or near-full) recovery.

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If Anti-Evolution Arguments Were Taken Seriously, This Would Totally Happen

Ever wonder what happens to people who post anti-evolution comments on Facebook…?

Well, here’s what those commenters probably think should happen:

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Belief in an Angry God Helped Civilizations Grow, Says Evolutionary Biologist

How have societies flourished in various parts of the world?

A new book by evolutionary biologist Dominic Johnson says that God has a lot to do with it.

He isn’t saying that God exists, but rather that the idea of God can scare people into working with strangers who believe the same way, allowing a civilization to grow.

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Bryan Fischer: Politicians Should Pass a Test Administered by David Barton Before Taking Office

Christian Right leader Bryan Fischer agreed with a caller this week who said government lawyers should have to take a class taught by Pseudo-historian David Barton before they get hired.

Fischer actually took it farther, saying that rule should apply to members of Congress as well. They should have to pass a test administered by Barton’s organization before they take their seats.

That’s David Barton. The guy whose book about Thomas Jefferson was pulled off the shelves by his own Christian publishers due to all the inaccuracies.

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The Number of Victims of Female Genital Mutilation is Much Higher Than We Thought

Well, this will ruin your day.

We’ve been underestimating the number of females who are victims of genital mutilation. By at least 70,000,000.

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