Announcement: YouTube Channel Launched!

Happy Monday! Yesterday, I led a talk at the Central New York Humanist Association meeting, entitled “How Partnership and Progressive Atheism Leads to Understanding.”  It was the first presentation related to my book, Understanding an Atheist.  The talk was recorded and is the first video to be featured on a new YouTube channel dedicated to DividedUnderGod.…

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Creationism in Schools. Again. And Again…

(Originally posted at http://nationalatheistparty.tumblr.com/post/51727117208/creationism-in-schools-again-and-again) Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-of West Monroe Louisiana, is attempting for what will now be the third time in his political career to cunningly introduce a bill that, if passed, would allow creationist materials to be introduced to students at Louisiana public schools. Hoffman is a known supporter of creationism in the schools of his constituents. In…

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Defending Darwin: Six states endangering US science education

Just over 200 years ago today, a man was born whose scientific findings would be the subject of fierce debates and turn creationism folklore on its head.  Charles Darwin’s theories on evolution and natural selection suggested that all organisms on earth descended from a common ancestor.  This contradicted schools of thought related to Lamarck’s transmutation…

Missouri Amendment 2 Gives Kids a Free Pass Out of Class

On Tuesday, August 7th, Missouri voters have an opportunity to vote “Yes” and choose to spend tax dollars on costly litigation for the “right to pray,” supporters of this proposed amendment argue. The advocates seek to impose narrow religious values into a public venue. However, since the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article…

Science Is No Longer Exact in Tennessee

More than 85 years after the Scopes trial in Tennessee, the state is again making headlines for its science education practices. Recently, a bill was passed by the state house and senate that will allow science teachers to insert their own curriculum into the fold, exposing students to whatever brand of “science education” their particular…