About Aron Ra

Senationalizing Science

My presentation to the Secular Hub in Denver Colorado was my first speech as president of Atheist Alliance of America and my last opportunity to talk about politics before the election, which I felt compelled to do. So although the topic was supposed to be a comparison of science and sensationalism, it was blended with these other two topics as well. … [Read more...]

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Pence the Dence

On July 11th 2002, Mike Pence, then representing Indiana's 6th congressional district, testified before the House of Representatives that public schools should teach the theory of evolution as if it were only one of multiple hypotheses regarding the origins of species. Now that Trump the Chump has chosen Pence the Dense as his vice presidential running mate, I felt obliged to address (now-Governor) Pence's willful ignorance and misrepresentation of evolution.I'm actually frustrated with … [Read more...]

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Some folks never learn

The infamous charlatan "Dr" Kent Hovind (with a worthless mail-order PhD) is opening another "Dinosaur Adventure Land", this time in Alabama. Somehow hucksters like him always find rubes to donate money and property to keep lying in the guise of education. Otherwise he'd have to sell used cars, wonder drugs, or multi-level marketing schemes. As one of his predecessors said, "There's a sucker born every minute". Hovind says that Alabama public schools have already agreed to schedule field trips … [Read more...]

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What is faith?

I happened across a video of a couple of Christians reviewing my debate with John Lepp. They said it wasn't very polished or professional on either side. I agree, but the biggest fault I have with myself is assuming that once I give the clues, my audience should be able to connect the dots and understand the implications that I think are obvious without further explanation. That has consistently proven not to be the case. Experience has shown that no matter how obvious I think that was, I will … [Read more...]

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An Amazing blurb

James Randi has written an Amazing endorsement of my book!The seemingly unquenchable popularity of the so-called "paranormal" has long been a puzzle, both to me and to my good friend Aron Ra. However, Aron's much more important and more specific interest in preoccupation with woo-woo is bifold: religion & creationism -- to the study of which he has given much thought and concern. His book Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism brings to our stunned attention the farcical, juvenile, … [Read more...]

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Number One New Release in Christianity

This book has been something like eight years in the making for me. The official release date is November 1st. So my book hasn't even been released yet, but it's already the #1 New Release in Christianity on Amazon today! There's a certain irony in that, I think. :-)Yes, there will be an audio version. But my schedule is crazy at the moment, and I won't have time to record it until November. … [Read more...]

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I’m on IMDB

I have an IMDB page now, because I've been in a handful of movies, almost all of them documentaries, and only two of those are listed on that page. Take A Scarlett Letter for an example of one of the ones that are not listed. In the one exception to the documentaries, I played an post-apocalyptic '80s future Road-Warrior type biker, fighting zombies reanimated by a slightly decomposing Jesus Christ. My son and I were only extras, but amusingly I was also the most famous person in that film. … [Read more...]

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My debate with John Lepp

This was my first formal debate ever. I mean, I've argued with a few evangelicals online or on someone's radio show, and some of those were called "debates". But this was the real deal, two people sharing the stage with a proper moderator -addressing a live audience in the same room. I've never done that before.I misread the format of the debate. I thought that each of us would have a first and second presentation, one for opening statements and then one to rebut the opponent's claims … [Read more...]

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As a result of protesting the ark park…

I was invited to protest Ken Ham's ark park by Jim Helton, Kentucky state director of American Atheists and president of Tri-State Freethinkers. It was such a well-organized and successful protest that I knew it wasn't over when it was over. There were more ripples coming after the waves that he made. So I knew then that I'd have to wait a week or so and talk to him again. … [Read more...]

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The new President of Atheist Alliance of America

Atheist Alliance of America is 25 years-old, one of the oldest atheist organizations in the U.S., founded in 1992. They are the source of Secular Nation bi-annual magazine and podcast.For the last fifteen years, they have bestowed the Richard Dawkins award to honor outstanding scientists, authors, artists, and other advocates of uncompromised and unapologetic contributions to the science-minded, secular humanist and skeptical atheist life-stance and philosophy. Past recipients of the Richard … [Read more...]

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