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Symphony of Science - The Greatest Show on Earth! A music video about Evolution

mp3: http://bit.ly/xqVD4J - A musical celebration of the wonders of biology, including evolution, natural selection, DNA, and more. Featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye. "The Greatest Show on Earth" is the 13th video in the Symphony of Science music videos series.

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Eddie Izzard - Religion, Science, And Atheism

Eddie Izzard, the comedy legend talks about religion, science and Atheism. ENJOY.
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Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age – CNN Belief Blog

Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age – CNN Belief Blog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.

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King of the Cosmos (A Profile of Neil deGrasse Tyson)

“We still have the remnants of what we typically call the Summer Triangle,” he says. “And the Summer Triangle is three stars that are about equally bright. So, one is here--”

“Oh my God,” the crowd murmurs.

The looming figure is Neil Tyson, the director of the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He has just put the crowd into a swoon by switching on a laser and pointing it towards the zenith of the sky. The green beam seems to reach up from the field and touch the star.

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Yellow Cat Offers Rebuttal to Creationist Rabbi

Yellow Cat Offers Rebuttal to Creationist Rabbi | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The stakes are higher this time for Higgs. He's going to rebut a much more promient creationist this time. Rabbi Moshe Averick writes for the Jewish newspaper Algemeiner.
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19-Year-Old Isaac Newton’s List of Sins

19-Year-Old Isaac Newton’s List of Sins | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
What mother's box of plums and sugar has to do with settling the age-old tension between science and religion.
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PracticalDoubt.com » Ben Breedlove and the Near Death Experience

PracticalDoubt.com » Ben Breedlove and the Near Death Experience | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Internet has been chattering about the death of Texas teenager Ben Breedlove and the three near death experiences he documented in a YouTube video before his death this Christmas. 1,500 gathered to mourn and/or celebrate the passing of Breedlove, who described his last NDE as a “peaceful” place he “did not want to wake up” from. His description of NDEs began with an incident at the age of four, where he saw a bright light above him in the hallway of a hospital. His last one, where his heart had stopped for three minutes, occurred not long before his death and involved a large, white room with no walls, him in a nice suit, and a mirror where he could see that he was proud of his life accomplishments.

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Opposition to Indiana's creationist bill | NCSE

Opposition to Indiana's creationist bill | NCSE | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (January 3, 2012) editorially criticized Indiana's Senate Bill 89. Introduced by Dennis Kruse (R-District 14), the bill, if enacted, would amend the Indiana Code to provide that "[t]he governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."

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Tragedy of religion stifling science | CapeCodOnline.com

It's almost a cliche nowadays to hear people talk of where the world of computers will be in 50 years. Or where medical science will be. Advances are moving at such a rapid pace that few of us can imagine the technological future even 10 or 20 years from now. But few people realize how much time has been lost and how forces are gathering to slow or stop research that might enhance not only how long people live but the quality of that life.

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Cambridge University Library gives Newton papers to the world

Cambridge University Library gives Newton papers to the world | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Isaac Newton’s own annotated copy of his Principia Mathematica is among his notebooks and, manuscripts being made available online by Cambridge University Library.

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Rosa Rubicondior: 15 Answers for Creationists.

Rosa Rubicondior: 15 Answers for Creationists. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Written in reply to 15 Questions for Evolutionists.

This list of questions is depressing, not because they are difficult - any intermediate level biology student should be able to answer them with no more than a moments thought - but because they reveal the depths of ignorance, dishonesty and credulous stupidity on which Creationism relies. The questioner, apparently in all seriousness, believes these are difficult, killer knock-down questions which will challenge even the best of evolutionary biologists. Either that, or he imagines his target audience is that dishonest, ignorant and credulously stupid.

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Female Scientists Patiently Explain That Yes, Evolution is Real

Female Scientists Patiently Explain That Yes, Evolution is Real | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

[A] group of scientists and science writers gathered a dream team of women who work in science to patiently explain what everyone should already know: that evolution is real and should be taught to students in schools. Among their reasons? If we don't understand evolution, we'll all probably someday be killed by ever evolving antibiotic resistant superbugs.

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New Missouri anti-science legislation tabled

New Missouri anti-science legislation tabled | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

State Representative, Rick Brattin (R-MO) has introduced yet another ridiculous piece of legislation, known as the "Missouri Standard Science Act" - or HB1227.

Brattin says the bill is “not about religion.”, but as has already been noted in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District trial, '[T]he religious nature of ID [intelligent design] would be readily apparent to an objective observer, adult or child - Judge John E. Jones III.

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Atheism 101: A Reading List

Atheism 101: A Reading List | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One question frequently asked by those just discovering atheism is, "What books would you recommend to someone just beginning to explore atheism?" Not only is this an excellent question, but it is one I remember wanting desperately to ask at one point in my life. Unfortunately, I could not find anyone to ask. I am happy to see this question around the atheist blogosphere, as it shows me that times have indeed changed with regard to the availability of atheists and information about atheism. In this post, I'll provide a reading list to get you started.

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Morality is modified in the lab

Morality is modified in the lab | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses.
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God is Imaginary - 50 simple proofs

God is Imaginary - 50 simple proofs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

It is easy to prove to yourself that God is imaginary. The evidence is all around you. Here are 50 simple proofs.

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Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) -- British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.

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Atheists Exist and Evidence Matters [VIDEO]

MrMinistryMan is engaging in what appears to be a strawman argument; let's examine the flaws in his characterization of atheism, shall we...?

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10 Images That Changed the Course of Science (And One That Is About To)

10 Images That Changed the Course of Science (And One That Is About To) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
One image can change the way we see the world, especially in science. From photographs of movement that's too fast for the human eye to perceive, to atomic force microscope images of atomic bonds, pictures created by new technologies have often catalyzed scientific discovery. More than tools of discovery, though, images can help scientists communicate the reality of what they study to each other and the public.
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Tri-City Herald Publishes Creationist’s Tall Tale As News | Friendly Atheist

Tri-City Herald Publishes Creationist’s Tall Tale As News | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Here’s a perfect example of bad reporting.

John Trumbo of the Tri-City Herald in Washington state wrote an article about Greg Morgan, a local man who recently found an unusual sandstone formation. And there’s only one conclusion he can draw from it: “This is excellent evidence for Noah’s flood. It is far better than what anyone believes for an ancient Earth,” Morgan said.

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Intelligent Design Is Dead: A Christian Perspective

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For a person of faith, Intelligent Design is not just an unnecessary choice; it is a harmful one. It reduces God to a kind of holy tinkerer. It locates the divine in places of ignorance and obscurity.
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Scientists: Higgs boson is not God - Times LIVE

Scientists: Higgs boson is not God - Times LIVE | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
“We don’t call it the ‘God particle’, it’s just the media that do that,” a senior US scientist politely told an interviewer on a major European radio station.
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Bertrand Russell on authority in science - A Little Book for Humanity

Bertrand Russell on authority in science - A Little Book for Humanity | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"The most essential characteristic of scientific technique is that it proceeds from experiment, not from tradition. The experimental habit of mind is a difficult one for most people to maintain; indeed, the science of one generation has already become the tradition of the next."

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!

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