Sponsored links for creationism

I looked up my book on Amazon.co.UK, and noticed these "sponsored links".Do you see this shit? How should I respond to those links? "Is evolution just a theory?" That's the 15th foundational falsehood of creationism. If you think evolution is "just" a theory, then you don't know what a theory is. "You can prove creation." No, you fucking can't, but we can all DISprove creationism and that's already been done again and again and again, many times many ways. Get my book and look up the … [Read more...]

The TIES evolution education program

On the latest episode of the Ra-Men podcast, we interviewed Bertha Vazquez, Director if the TIES program (Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science), which is an educational program supported by the Richard Dawkins foundation, through which Bertha and other members of TIES give middle-school teachers the background they’ll need to teach evolution in an effective and engaging manner.Previously we had spoken to Richard Dawkins and Robyn Blumner about our own classroom supplement supplement s … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Victory in Texas! Mary Lee Bruner Defeated in State Board Run Off

You may already know Mary Lou Bruner, who is notorious for making false statements like President Barack Obama was formerly a gay prostitute? She lost her bid to represent Republicans in the November election for East Texas in District 9.Kathy Miller Texas Freedom Network, a Church/State separation watchdog group, had this to say: “Texas escaped an education train wreck tonight. If Bruner had ultimately won election to the board, she would have instantly become the most embarrassingly unin … [Read more...]

Texas Governor and Supreme Court Prioritize Bathrooms over Classrooms

Sorry Texans! The priority in education for Texas government is to stop transgender students from using the appropriate bathroom. Our Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, called this week for the resignation of Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner allowing the district's transgender students to choose their own bathroom. “Without any discussion with parents, board members, principals, and other community leaders, Dr. Scribner’s unilateral action underscores this lack of fitness to hold his position as s … [Read more...]

Three reasons not to raise your child to fear any god

There are a great many Christians who use the Bible for parenting guidance. As a former Christian, I did when my children were very young. If there is one piece of good advice on parenting (though it isn't meant that way) in the Bible, it is this:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11New International Version (NIV)Thanks to Donald Trump, I now read that … [Read more...]

New Texas textbooks a bit light on historical facts

Although many concerned citizens, including Aron and me, testified in protest to certain claims like the theocratic dictator Moses having influenced the American  system of government, Texas students will now learn that, and also about what an exceptional snowflake America is.  It could have been worse had people not stepped in to remind the Texas State Board of Education that American history is not all white, nor all 'Right', but even though they stopped some of the shenanigans some of it st … [Read more...]

Whodathunkit? Moses the actual inspiration for American government

Although climate change denial was removed from textbooks, our school board has stubbornly stuck to it's guns on including Christianity and Judeo-Christian values (Moses specifically) as the inspiration for America's form of government. … [Read more...]

Victory for Science in Texas!

Just when you thought Texans couldn't catch a break down here, finally there is good news to report.  … [Read more...]