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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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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The Answers in Genesis Movie

As offensive as Ken Ham's ark park is, we know that cumbersome eye-sore is doomed to an inevitable financial failure that would be comical if it didn't waste $18,000,000.oo of state tax incentives despite 1st amendment prohibitions failing all three prongs of the Lemon test. That's in addition to another $107,000,000.oo out of individual donor's pockets. The same goes for Ham's farsical creation museum which is already reportedly losing millions more than they make annually. But the next project … [Read more...]

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Trying to reason against fallacious ignorance

Earlier this month, I drove to Kentucky to protest the Noah's Ark Park. Trying to reason with believers there was an exercise in futility.Now, Eric Hovind and his crew are deliberately trying not to understand; or at least they're to appear as if they don't understand, or that they understand something else. I don't think Eric buys his own bullshit though: I really don't. However the rest of the people I talked to have never seen or heard of a clue. Sadly, although I can simplify … [Read more...]

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My first formal debate, July 23rd in Downtown Dallas

If y'all know any theists in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, you've got just one week to convince them to come see me debate some random Christian guy named John Lepp (I don't know) over the question, "Is God the source of all that is good?" (I know, right?) This event will be at the Door in Deep Ellum, hosted by a Christian group called the Beer & Bible Consortium (seriously). This is the same group that hosted my wife's debate against anti-abortion spokes-weirdo, Carol … [Read more...]

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Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism book tour

I've never published a book before. So I'm pretty excited about this. My book is available on Amazon for pre-order. Copies should be in stores come November. I've scheduled a promotional tour with different secular humanist skeptical atheist groups for a nice circle round the western states where I grew up. Once there are links to each of these, I'll post them to my speaking page.2016/09/24 – El Paso Texas 2016/09/27 – Sierra Vista Arizona 2016/09/28 – Tucson AZ 2016/09/30 – Phoenix A … [Read more...]

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