Noah’s Farce

After I finished the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism video series, I considered doing another related series on the Noachian flood. I wanted to do separate episodes showing how meteorology disproves the flood, (by which I mean physics, really.) how geology disproves the flood, and how archaeology, anthropology zoology, and even mythology disprove the flood. I opted not to do that series years ago, because I didn't think it necessary anymore, that enough people understood by now that the … [Read more...]

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...]

Darwin was no racist, and Hitler was no ‘Darwinist’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YTna7M3CdQ … [Read more...]

Secular Pro-Life “Fetus Worshippers”?

Should we defend freethinking spaces from anti-choicers like Secular Pro-Life? I wanted more information on this organization as I have seen them at conventions.  Lucky for me, I know you-tuber True Pooka, who as he will tell you, shares the same concern. He has more experience investigating anti-choice groups than I do. He has shown me things I wouldn't have seen; even though SPL hides them in plain sight. So I asked him to help me gather information in order to share it with our community. I … [Read more...]

Breaking Love and Reproductive Rights Out of the Christian Frame

I have been pleasantly surprised that the youtube comments on my speech on The Heart of Humanism at The Southern California Secular Humanism Conference are mainly addressing the topic.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oJB0bH_1EQEspecially because I addressed how secularists need to examine where their beliefs about love in particular may be influenced by Christian culture such as ideas about purity. I used a rather pointed example by looking at the Secular Pro-Life Movement. Their … [Read more...]

Tips on Evangelizing Evolution from Aron Ra

Ray Comfort noticed that a lot of atheists visited his Facebook page, and it occurred to him that he could train other Christians to witness to the "unsaved"."The average Christian can't stand on a soapbox at a university and preach, but he or she can now engage the unsaved and have their comment read by multiple people, all from the comfort of their own home. It means that a stay-at-home mom can reach out to the lost during a break from the kids. It means that those who are busy at work can … [Read more...]

Why did I think I could watch this video about Fish Tongue Eating Isopods?

Warning! Do not be fooled by the cartoon fish.It is not for the squeamish.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=327-bwMQI-Y&feature=youtu.beThanks to Meg of The Thinking Atheist for the scare...This is Meg with a video for you to share the next time one of your friends starts in about how a god must have made the world because look at the pretty trees and blue sky and rainbows and baby animals and whatnot.This is the Cymothoa exigua, otherwise known as the tongue-eating louse.If … [Read more...]

A new meaning for right-brained vs left brained

I hardly have time to do or read anything anymore, so I haven't read the associated study behind this article from Discover magazine, only the article itself.  Past experience has taught me to cautious of conclusions based only on that.  The interesting implication herein is that having more gray matter in the anterior cingulate cortex grants more tolerance of uncertainty, making one more likely to consider extenuating circumstances rather than permitting only simple dichotomies.  Having more gr … [Read more...]