Ben Stein and Glenn Beck: Ignorance, Deceit and Stupidity, OH MY!

Nothing I say short of quoting them directly could prepare you for the profound levels of ignorance you are about to hear. Stein and Beck’s ignorance of and/or deliberate deceit with respect to science, evolution, atheism and morality are absolutely depressing. They are an unfortunate pair of exemplars of the intellectual dysfunction that dogmatism – … Continue reading

Blogger “Daylight Atheism” calls the Catholic Church an immoral organization

And I’ve got to say, he puts forth a pretty comprehensive argument for it. While he acknowledges that they have certainly done charitable and humanitarian work, he points out that these efforts must be balanced against all of the suffering that it has caused as a consequence of it prioritizing unsubstantiated religious dogma over reason … Continue reading

Florida legislators pushing for evolution to be taught as “just a theory”

Remember what I said about having to be a right-wing Christian nutter in order to be a public school administrator or council member in Florida? Well apparently it also applies to legislators in the state. Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald writes: Top state legislators say they’re ready to join the fight over putting the word … Continue reading

National Post article on David Colquhoun

Charles Lewis of the National Post caught up with David Colquhoun last week during the Royal Society member’s brief stop in Toronto. Colquhoun discusses his view that we are living in an age of Endarkenment; we have moved away from the honest, rational, open-minded and inquisitive ideals of the Enlightenment, and have come to increasingly purvey … Continue reading

Anti-evolution resolutions have found a niche in northern Florida

The National Center for Science Education, an American organization which defends the teaching of evolution in public schools, reports that at least nine northern Florida county school boards have adopted resolutions calling for the state board of education “to revise new Sunshine State Standards for Science such that evolution is not presented as fact, but … Continue reading