About Lilandra Ra

Lilandra Ra only believes things that have evidence to back them up. She will believe even unpleasant things that many people don't want to if that is what evidence points to.

Lilandra worked in public schools as a science educator and has also trained teachers on curriculum. She is a former creationist and the wife of Aron Ra and writes Living Science videos for his youtube channel. LVS are produced so that students, teachers, parents and adults can have free access to secular science education based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Still Voting for Trump?

Who could have predicted the Donald Trump campaign could have sunk any lower going into the second presidential debate tonight? Perhaps, the 42 percent of Hillary Clinton voters in a 4-way match-up that includes third party voters according to Politico's numbers. That now leaves 39 percent that still support Trump even after the release of a video where Trump enthuses about getting away with sexual assault: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a … [Read more...]

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Presidential Debate Tonight:Live Fact Checking and Drinking Game Strategy

Many of us don't want to believe it has come down to Trump Vs. Clinton but here we are making the best of it. A new feature thanks to the plucky folks at Bloomberg TV is live fact checking! So you aren't watching with that nagging voice in the back of your head that tells you, "Hey wait a minute that's not true!" And let's be realistic that would have been quite distracting watching tonight's debate.Also, maybe not the greatest drinking game strategy if you did that every time presidential … [Read more...]

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Target loses significant business because of trans-friendly bathrooms

Unfortunately, it appears bigotry is a good business strategy as boycotts of Chick-fil-a for donating money to organizations that opposed same-sex marriage caused the opposite of the intended effect. Sales to Chick-fil-a actually soared 14 percent (edit)after the company defiantly supported the "biblical definition of marriage."To make matters worse, a business, like Target, taking a pro-LGBTQ equality stand has been bad for business. Target came under fire by boycotters for a bathroom po … [Read more...]

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Big pay day for Anti-Choicer Everett: Texas Awards 1.65 million dollar grant

The Raw Report is reporting that Carol Everett has been awarded a 1.65 million dollar grant for her Heidi Group that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions. I debated Carol Everett on the legality of abortion last October and she made many claims that just don't pass scientific muster.Since then, she has been testifying in favor of Texas's new effort to hassle women into giving aborted fetuses a burial. Again she made outrageous claims: According to The Austin Chronicle, Everett t … [Read more...]

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Fact Checking Anti-Abortionist Carol Everett VS Lilandra Ra Debate

The United States has made some encouraging progress since I debated the question "Should Abortion be Legal?" Last year in October, I debated with staunch abortion opponent Carol Everett.Everett makes the rounds on conservative programs such as the 700 Club and Focus on the Family and also Fox News. Her group, the Heidi Group, networks and trains Crisis Pregnancy Centers that are most often run by Christians to dissuade people with crisis pregnancies from having an abortion. In fact, many … [Read more...]

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Dillahunty vs. Giunta: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead

Matt Dillahunty will debate Blake Giunta tonight at the Bible and Beer Consortium Debate Series.  This is RationalWiki's opinion on their last debate about the existence of god.  Apparently, his opponent plays with probability in a way that weights his conclusions about god more heavily and discounts natural explanations while leaving out other possibilities. He has his finger on the scale on the side of his conclusion vs. all others. I am curious to see if he will offer anything subs … [Read more...]

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Brilliant satire of racial justice denialism by Youtuber Edward Current

Social Justice Warrior is often meant as a pejorative. The insult is applied by everyone from Rightwing crank sites like Breitbart to people who aren't as religious but share a few opinions with the Religious Right -the new Alt-Right. The Alt-Right centers nativism even over religion as an integral part of its identity.A trait that is shared by many Christian Republicans who chose immigrant and Muslim basher Donald Trump over the bona fide Evangelical Ted Cruz for president. They chose Tru … [Read more...]

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Rick Wiles: Pokemon Go is Satan’s Cyber-Demons

Hyper-vigilant, would-be televangelist, Rick Wiles of TRUNews a member of Jim Bakker's PTL Ministry, recounted the seemingly benign tale of a stranger playing Pokémon Go outside his office building this week.According to RightWingWatch, Wiles attributed the player's otherwise explicable behavior to none other than the Biblical villain Satan himself. He went on to describe a vast conspiracy to infest his office and churches with "cyber-demons." The motive of the conspiracy for Satan ac … [Read more...]

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The Meaning of Race

Is race a biological or social construct?The word “race” as it is applied to describing ancestral traits in humans is notoriously difficult to disambiguate. The word itself is polysemous, or has different but related senses depending on the context of the discussion. The word “man” is also a polyseme that is ambiguous to the point that its use can obscure meaning. Man can be used in the sense of the words humanity, males, or the human genus.In any discussion of race, the word can change s … [Read more...]

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Ark Encounter Needs a Trigger Warning

It can be difficult to make it through the Ark Encounter and maintain a cheerful optimism about the future of mankind. Ignorance is proudly on display everywhere. For those, who left childhood creationist indoctrination behind, it is a particularly difficult trudge through a literal boatload of lies.The rationale for the Ark Encounter is displayed in this sign: Before I took this picture, a mother stopped with her children here to impress upon them to believe the story of the … [Read more...]

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