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Religion and Elections

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Back in December, 2010 a Gallup Poll revealed that approximately 40% of Americans believe that god created man exactly as we are now about 10,000 years ago. Literally. Not as a fable. Not as allegory. Literally. Another 38% accept that...More

 

Theistic Evolution is Not a Form of Intelligent Design [EvolutionBlog]

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More precisely, if we say that theistic evolution is a form of intelligent design, then we have to stop saying that intelligent design is a form of creationism. Over at HuffPo, Victor Stenger writes:More

 

Atheist Ayn Rand and Republican Politics Become One

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Hypocrisy is running rampant in the GOP when Ayn Rand becomes their idle while they’re still trying to proclaim the Christian mantle. Ayn Rand’s vision for the world was about individualism and satisfying oneself over the needs of the many...More

 

Would You Strip-Search Moses? Stop-and-Frisk Jesus?

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At Passover, we celebrate the Israelites' Exodus, as they marched without a permit across the Red Sea… today Occupy marchers without permits are faced with police netting, pepper spray and mass arrests. At Easter, we remember a man wrongfully judged...More

 

Turns out the "war on science" is a fabrication of the enemy! [Greg Laden's Blog]

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We are at war. I do not refer to the war in Afghanastan (though that too) but rather to the war between the religious right, Republicans, the 1% and various anti-science forces on one hand and everybody else on the...More

 

At the Reason Rally [EvolutionBlog]

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It was cold, and it was pouring rain for much of the afternoon, but the rally was a huge success nevertheless. The official estimate from the Park's Department was 20,000, which seems about right to me. I'm not generally a...More

 

What I Learned From Hanging Out With Creationists [EvolutionBlog]

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Truly my career has reached the next phase of its evolution. I have been published at The Huffington Post . Go have a look and let me know what you think! Read the comments on this post...More

 

Justice Scalia says Thomas Jefferson was irrational [Thoughts from Kansas]

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The Denver Post reports on a talk by hyperconservative Justice Antonin Scalia at a religious conference : The 75-year-old Scalia said that today one can believe in a creator and the teachings of Jesus without being the brunt of too...More

 

Rick Santorum: usually wrong, never in doubt [denialism blog]

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There is a joke expression about surgeons, "sometimes wrong, never in doubt." Depending on how you feel about surgeons I've heard it begin "sometimes right" and "even when wrong." Applied to Rick Santorum, I think it has to be "usually...More

 

Jesus, À la Carte [Dean's Corner]

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Is that Jesus looking into a mirror ? A recent study shows that Christian conservatives and liberals reflect themselves upon the image of Jesus, and it's not an ordinary mirror. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments...More