Have Scientists Figured Out How to Stop the Poaching of Rhinos or Will They Just Make the Problem Worse?

As a vegetarian, the idea of artificial meat is fascinating to me. If scientists could make fake meat that looked, smelled, and tasted like the real thing, perhaps it would lead to less cruelty against living animals.

Then you think about what’s happening to South African rhinos. They’re being killed off for their horns, because people in China and Vietnam use them in “designer party drugs” and marketed as a potential cure for cancer. So superstition and irrational thinking is pushing this species to the brink of extinction.

But scientists may have discovered a way to stop the bleeding.

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A Former President of Atheist Alliance of America Has Died of Cancer

Yesterday afternoon, we lost a wonderful atheist leader.

Chuck VonDerAhe, a former President of Atheist Alliance of America, died after a battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. Christine Shellska, AAA’s current President, said that Chuck bequeathed his estate to the organization.

A science-advocate till the end, his body will be donated to a local university for research purposes.



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The Hierarchy of Religious Beliefs

Step aside, Maslow.

Crispian Jago created a hierarchy of religious beliefs, from the most harmless at the bottom to the most harmful at the top. He argues you can’t make your way up the pyramid without hitting all the levels below first:



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Ohio Grocery Chain Removes “Sweet Baby Jesus” Beer from Shelves After Customer Complaints

Baltimore-based DeClaw Brewing has a variety of beers with fantastic-sounding names.

Like Sweet Baby Jesus (a reference to Talladega Nights):



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Teen Atheist Facing Three Years in Prison for “Wounding Religious Feelings” Online

Last month, we posted about Amos Yee:

He’s the 16-year-old Singaporean YouTuber who had been arrested and convicted of “wounding religious feelings” and “obscenity” after making a video that lampooned Christianity and Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kwan Yew.

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