Here’s a happy story we all probably need right now. In 2015 a group called, brace yourselves, Citizens for Objective Public Education filed a lawsuit claiming that education standards in Kansas were favoring atheism by teaching the science behind evolution and climate change. Y’know, objective public education. Anyway, judges at every level dismissed the case. [Read More…]
Supreme Court denies cert in lawsuit claiming scientifically sound education standards favor atheism.
Now, I previously stated I wasn’t really going to defend evolution anymore, until the person I’m talking to has a foundational grasp of a functional epistemology. I’m still not doing that, here. I heard a suggestion that if theists find logical fallacy-laden arguments convincing, that we should adopt that approach. I’ll take a crack at [Read More…]
Zack Kopplin investigates, finds even more creationism in biology classes in Louisiana than we thought.
Get ready to be depressed. Zack Kopplin ia a fuck-mothering beast. He does more to fight creationism than just about everybody in this country, and he’s done it again. He’s been digging in Louisiana to find the extent to which many biology teachers are brazenly including creationism and…it ain’t good. Some teachers are even including [Read More…]
Sit back children and let me tell you a Christmas story for the ages. Once upon a time there was a man named Ken Ham who ran a ministry called Answers in Genesis – a name that shared a quirky nature with other phrases like “the man in the moon” (neither the answers or the [Read More…]
Next moderator of the Free Church of Scotland: keeping creationism out of science class is “militant atheism.”
The next Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland is a man named David Robertson and boy, is he unhappy with the Scottish Secular Society. It turns out the SSS sent a petition to Scotland’s education secretary about stopping the teaching of creationism in public schools after it was discovered that a few were doing so. [Read More…]
Lost beneath the symphony of elation for marriage equality today is the fact that the SCOTUS also denied the appeal of John Freshwater. Freshwater was eventually fired for preaching in his classroom, teaching creationism, and using a Tesla coil to burn a cross into the arm of a student. Not joking: I know some of [Read More…]
Dan Arel, who has been eviscerating Ken Ham on the regular, will be happy to see this (indeed, he was). Ed Hensley sent myself and some others the results of an FOIA request regarding the Ark Encounters theme park being build by Answers in Genesis. It turns out the state of Kentucky is giving millions [Read More…]
This summer Matt Dillahunty founded the Atheist Debates Patreon project. It was so successful that Matt is now making videos on debating apologists for a living, which is great for atheism. Matt is, in my eyes, one of our most skilled debaters and perhaps the best communicator in the business. The first video produced for [Read More…]