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Who Is The God That Stands Between The Theist & The Atheist?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I'm of the opinion that morality isn't the domain of any particular segment of society...whether that be religiously inclined groups or those who don't believe in God. Generally speaking, I suspect morality is an individual construct...albeit influenced by many factors including the individuals one chooses to associate with. Regardless, there ...

Riz Khan Discusses Darwin’s Legacy With D’Souza & Dawkins

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

In the first of the following videos, Riz Khan discusses Darwin's legacy with Dinesh D'Souza and Richard Dawkins. I'm not usually a fan of D'Souza, but I can at least appreciate his willingness to accept evolutionary theory...especially given his history as a religious apologist. Beyond that, D'Souza quickly moves into ...

Dan Dennett: On The Prevalence & Power Of Ideas (Memes)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

In the following video, Dan Dennett discusses the power of ideas (memes) to hijack evolutionary rules and therefore the individual. When this happens, depending upon the idea, society and the individual can become the virtual victim of a parasite that promotes actions that are actually contrary to our genetic fitness. ...

Academic Freedom Legislation: The Creationists Back Door?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

While I despise the efforts of fundies to push their ideology, I have to give them credit for being so persistent. When the Bible speaks of a great pestilence, who new it could have its origin in the pews of the pious. Yes, I know that's a harsh assessment of ...

Creationism & Cross Burning: The Painful Path To Theocracy?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

An Ohio science teacher seems to think that his Christian beliefs grant him the authority to support creationism while undermining the theory of evolution, to disregard the scientific evidence of the age of the earth and the universe, and to brand his students with the image of a cross (see ...

GOP Superstar Bobby Jindal: Exorcist And Creationist Buffoon?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Many within the GOP are touting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as a possible running mate for John McCain...calling him a rising superstar in the party. Unfortunately, this rising star is also in favor of teaching creationism (intelligent design) alongside of evolution. In the following video, Jindal attempts to offer a nuanced ...

Faith Vs. Science: Is The Devil In The Details?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Have you ever asked yourself what America and the world would look like if the abstinence-only advocating...intelligent design demanding...religious right had the power to enact the legislation they preferred? I don't know about you, but the thought of this group at the helm of humanity is not only frightening; it ...

Flock Of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The following video, Flock Of Dodos, is a documentary on the debate between those who accept evolution and those who argue in favor of an intelligent designer. I could be wrong, but it is arguably one of the best I've seen on the subject. While the filmmaker is an avowed evolutionist, ...

Bad Day To Be A Climate Change Denying Christian Creationist?

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Try as they might to undermine science, those who reject evolution and downplay the impact of man-made climate change will have to work overtime to deny newly revealed evidence of both. Time and again, creationist's contend that the fossil record lacks the transitional forms of life to support the theory ...

Why Yes, God Put That Banana In My Pocket

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

We've all heard about the images of Jesus, Mary, or some other godly persons face being found in the strangest of places...whether it be on a pancake, a potato chip, a section of tree bark, or the reflection on a window. Each new finding is touted as evidence that God ...

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