University Education: Why The Lack Of Accountability?

I had the BEST day a few months ago! First, I went to the movies and the theatre decided to do the viewers a favour by stopping the movie twenty minutes early. SCORE! With all the extra time my friends and I had, we decided to go grab a beer. Well it must have been … Continue reading

Fear and Anti-Male Discrimination in the Classroom

In his book The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things, Barry Glassner discusses how Americans have become unnecessarily fearful of many things, thanks in good part to opportunistic politicians, single-minded advocacy groups, sensationalist news media, “news magazine” programming and so on. Such irrational fear complexes can do profound and unjustified … Continue reading

Anti-Defamation League Condemns Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

From the official ADL website: New York, NY, April 29, 2008 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued the following statement regarding the controversial film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed misappropriates the Holocaust and its imagery as a part of its political effort to discredit the scientific community which rejects … Continue reading

Crash this poll! (UPDATED)

A poll is being hosted on a Pro-ID Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed MySpace page. The poll, which is found down the page on the left, asks if you think that Intelligent Design should be taught in American public schools. When PZ Myers linked the poll, the totals showed a 3:1 ratio favouring the teaching of … Continue reading

American tax dollars are funding an Islamic school

The following has been cut and pasted from the Friendly Atheist: Charter schools, like public schools, receive government money and must therefore stay out of the religion debate. That is to say there should be no proselytizing in the classroom one way or the other. The schools must remain secular. Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) … Continue reading

An electrifying video on Atheist statistics

Atheism is on the rise, atheists are disproportionately educated and intelligent, and are underrepresented in prisons, divorce statistics, and a wide variety of social ills. For more, watch this extremely well-made video. (Click here if video is not working for you) Hat Tip: Friendly Atheist

Florida State Senate Bill 2692: The We Have *NO* Scientific Standards Act

Florida Republican Ronda Storms has introduced the positively named Academic Freedom Act in the Florida State Senate. The bill concerns the rights of teachers and students with regard to education on, you guessed it, evolution. The bill proposes that teachers be able to “objectively present scientific information relevant to the full range of scientific views … Continue reading

The Florida Board of Education has voted in favour of lying for Jesus

Thanks to religious dogmatism and sophistry, the biological fact of evolution will be taught as a theory in Florida public schools. While this is surely a step up from the old curriculum, which did not mention evolution at all, it is a clear demonstration of religious dogmatism polluting impartial scientific teaching. Read on for more … Continue reading

The Florida Creationist campaign for ignorance enters the home stretch: One more week to publicly misunderstand evolution.

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) reports (emphasis mine): As the Florida state board of education prepared to consider a final draft of a new set of state science standards, Floridians offered their opinions at a last-minute meeting held in Orlando on February 11, 2008. Over eighty speakers addressed the state commissioner of education, … Continue reading

Laurier Freethought Alliance to receive full Campus Clubs recognition by week’s end

After a firestorm of freethought blogging, a barrage of angry emails, a stirred up Wilfrid Laurier University Student Union (WLUSU) executive board and university administration, and the clarification of some miscommunications between the Laurier Freethought Alliance (LFA) and the WLUSU, the WLUSU has agreed to grant the LFA campus club status pending the addition of statements to the … Continue reading