Our shameless state board of education.

On April 18th, I was in Austin to testify once again before our infamous Texas State Board of Education. Lilandra and I felt alone in that crowd of creationists. It was disheartening to see so many people repeating such easily refutable falsehoods as fact. But it is even worse to see organizations determined to exploit [Read More…]

What if David Dao had given up his seat?

How would the situation have changed if David Dao had given up his seat for United crewmembers as he was ordered to? Let’s start with the obvious. Obviously, he wouldn’t have gotten manhandled by airport police. Though the violence used to remove an elderly man wasn’t justified.  Yes. He wouldn’t now require surgery. In an hourlong news [Read More…]

Philosophistry

On March 3rd, “Street Epistemologist” Anthony Magnabosco invited me to join him at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to see a debate between one of their apologists and the editor of Skeptic Magazine. Turns out this was the start of an apologetics conference called “Stand Firm”. Which of course, I interpret as “be unreasonable”. Because that’s what [Read More…]

Conflicting Political Opinions

Yesterday I happened to run into an associate from my former job. He and I worked together at a company very similar to The Incredibles’ Insuricare for at least a decade or so, and we both quit at about the same time. Amusingly, we’re about the same age, and the last couple of years have [Read More…]

Texas SBoE considering changing science again

The Texas Freedom Network notified me that our State Board of Education is once again attempting to insert language into the science standards of public schools that would allow creationist teachers to mislead their students–about evoltion and related aspects of the natural origin and development of biodiversity. The TFN asked me to email my concerns [Read More…]

What we do on Patreon

I’ve been a full-time activist for a couple years now, and I have definitely dedicated a lot more hours to my projects and to my channel every week than I ever did in the corporate world–even that period where one company offered unlimited overtime. Now that I’m involved in something where I can actually do some [Read More…]

Not so much myth-busting as myth-making

In a previous post, I mentioned a creationist calling himself a “mythbuster”, busting what he thinks are myths Christians believe in. But not him. He told me that he knows more than every theologian anywhere ever. He knew this because he didn’t bother learning about ancient pre-Judean culture, comparative mythology, or the history of the [Read More…]

Scientific evidence of a soul?

Somehow I happened across a Facebook post criticizing me and anyone who “follows” me, whatever that means. I couldn’t comment on that thread, but it made some interesting claims that I think should be publicly addressed. The Question Evolution Project appears to be the same entity as the blog author, Piltdown Superman. So he is [Read More…]

Affirming each other’s humanity after today’s terrorist attacks.

We offer to our friends and fellows in London and Nigeria our sympathies as religious extremism has robbed the world of more innocent victims. At least four people are dead including the attacker and at least 20 are injured after a car deliberately struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.  In Nigeria, 5 suicide bombers targetted a refugee camp [Read More…]

How Various Studies Disprove Noah’s Flood

I’m having some fun with a new video series. I wish it wasn’t necessary to do this series anymore, but in the last year with the opening of Ken Ham’s Ark park and the appointment of a presidential cabinet made up entirely of science denialists means that yes, I still have to explain how we [Read More…]