The atheist blogosphere has been buzzing about the recent debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham. It is amazing that evolution is still considered “controversial” enough to debate today.
Mythbuster Adam Savage at The Reason Rally
Great speech from someone who has done more to promote the scientific method, critical thinking, and skepticism than most of us.
Why Did We Create Religion? We Got Scared
Evolution Threatens Christianity
Rick Perry, at a campaign event this week, told a boy that evolution is ‘just a theory’ with ‘gaps’ and that in Texas they teach “both creationism and evolution.” According to a 2009 Gallup study, only 38 percent of Americans say they believe in evolution. If a majority of Americans are skeptical or unsure about evolution, should schools teach it as a mere “theory”? Why is evolution so threatening to religion?
More Antievolution Legislation in Oklahoma
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is uring residents of Oklahoma who are part of the reality-based community to work together in opposing Senate Bill 554, the latest antievolution effort in that state. If you live in Oklahoma and prefer that the state teaches science in place of superstition in science class, visit Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education for information about how you can help.