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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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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Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism available for pre-order

I just saw the listing for the first time. Pre-orders of my book are available on Amazon.  The publisher returned their edition to me, and I'm now reviewing the final format. I think it will be 6x9" and 440 pages. No pictures though. I should be recording an audio version of it sometime next month.  This is remarkable to me. The first time I ever mentioned "foundational falsehoods of creationism" was a decade ago on a post to ChristianForums, and it was deleted by the admins because I d … [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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Watch this space

Aron Ra has some exciting announcements and new developments that he will tell you about after he gets back from protesting Ken Ham's Ark Park next week. People, who appreciate his work on popularizing science and secular advocacy, will like that he wants to launch a new science-related video series larger than the scope of the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism.When we get back from Kentucky; we'll announce what that is. Don't try to get us to spill the beans before that. … [Read more...]

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

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

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Say it ain’t so Bill Nye! Bill Nye debates Ken Ham.

So Ken Ham won't debate Aron Ra and PZ Myers because... reasons!He complained that the debate invitation was rude, but look how rude he was to Bill Nye...“Bill Nye still doesn’t understand the difference between historical science and observational science -- so he may be known as ‘Bill Nye the science guy’ -- but he doesn’t understand science correctly,” Ken Ham wrote on Facebook. "[Bill Maher and Nye] don't want the truth -- they continue to 'suppress the truth' as the Bible states in Rom … [Read more...]

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