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Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran'

Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory citing their religious beliefs.
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Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com

Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Just three Republican candidates have declared that they believe in the scientific basis for evolution.

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Power Balance Bracelet Company Hit With $57 Million Settlement, Expected To Go Bankrupt

Power Balance Bracelet Company Hit With $57 Million Settlement, Expected To Go Bankrupt | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Angry consumers who sued Power Balance, the company that makes those hologram-plastered athletic bracelets, will soon be winning a whopping $57 million settlement from the company, reports TMZ.
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CultureLab: Tim Minchin uses comedy to open a door to rationalism

CultureLab: Tim Minchin uses comedy to open a door to rationalism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

With his heavy eyeliner and quirky act, comedian and musician Tim Minchin considers himself a "gateway drug" to science, philosophy and rationalism

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How Ignorance, Greed and Ideology Are Warping Science and Hurting Democracy | Julian Brookes | Rolling Stone

How Ignorance, Greed and Ideology Are Warping Science and Hurting Democracy | Julian Brookes | Rolling Stone | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Whenever the people are well informed" an optimistic Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." Sure – but what if the people have no clue?

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Richard Dawkins - Faith, Biology, and Skepticism | For Good Reason

Richard Dawkins - Faith, Biology, and Skepticism | For Good Reason | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In this wide-ranging conversation with D.J. Grothe at The Amazing Meeting 8 in Las Vegas, Richard Dawkins talks about applying skepticism to religious claims.
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The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Here's a look at 50 of the most prominent atheists of all time who also happen to be recognized as some of the most brilliant members of our species.

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Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Websites

Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Websites | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
My list of the worst offenders on the web in the promotion of scientific and factual misinformation.

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The Oprah effect and why not all scientific evidence is valuable

The Oprah effect and why not all scientific evidence is valuable | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One of the inspirations behind Science-ish was the seemingly endless barrage of complaints by friends in medicine regarding the “Oprah effect” on their offices and hospital wards: patients making important decisions about a lifestyle choice or treatment option based on something they had seen on Queen of daytime talk.

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Why do people reject science? Here's why ...

Why do people reject science? Here's why ... | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

THE STATE OF SCIENCE: Why do people distrust science? Why do some of us reject consensus on a whole range of scientific findings? As Professor Stephan Lewandowsky explains, it often comes down to the way we look at the world.

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Misbelief and Disbelief | Sci-ence! A Skeptical Comic and Blog.

Misbelief and Disbelief | Sci-ence! A Skeptical Comic and Blog. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Rhino horn is fingernails--it's fingernails!!
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Carl Sagan Day | Center for Inquiry

Carl Sagan Day | Center for Inquiry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Please join us this November as we honor Carl Sagan and celebrate the beauty and wonder of the cosmos he so eloquently described. Visit the web site for a full list of featured events.
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Bad Science Leads to Bad Policy, No Matter Your Political Beliefs

Bad Science Leads to Bad Policy, No Matter Your Political Beliefs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Good science can play a key role in evaluating the impacts of an oyster farm inside the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California. But we're not getting good science.
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THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION by Gregory S. Paul

Unlike science, which goes where the evidence and analysis indicate and is anti-mythical in nature, religion is inherently dogmatic and opinion based, with myths being integral to the system. One of these myths, widely held by nearly all theists as well as many skeptics of the supernatural, is that science cannot be used to address and answer many core issues of religious belief. In this view rational, objective science and faith-based religion are separate magisteria that are equally legitimate thought systems, and that cannot profoundly comment upon one another. As popular as this view is – in part because it offers a politically correct means of avoiding awkward conflict between the scientific and religious realms – it is demonstrably false.

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Darwinism Is a Delusion, According to New Book - Press Release

Author rebuts The God Delusion by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Ebifegha says, “The creationist worldview is a revealed fact that God confirmed historically in a speech before an audience on ancient Mount Sinai. Modern science, through discoveries such as DNA, supports the creationist worldview. Thus, the evolutionist worldview is a delusion resulting from materialism, the dead end to all scientific investigation.”

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Ten Great Science Books For Kids | Surprising Science

Ten Great Science Books For Kids | Surprising Science | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

To welcome the newest member of Smithsonian.com’s blog family, Just One More Story: What’s new and novel in children’s books, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite kids’ science books that have been published in the past year:

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Easily 're-programmable cells' could be key in creation of new life forms

Easily 're-programmable cells' could be key in creation of new life forms | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Scientists are working on an ambitious research project to develop an in vivo biological cell-equivalent of a computer operating system.

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Former climate denier to testify before Congress | Center for Inquiry

Former climate denier to testify before Congress | Center for Inquiry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Richard Muller, the physicist who formerly rejected climate science but changed his mind after leading a two-year study that confirmed its reality, will be among three scientists to present their work at a Congressional briefing today, according to ThinkProgress.

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The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

Here's a look at 50 of the most prominent atheists of all time who also happen to be recognized as some of the most brilliant members of our species.

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Faith-Healing Child Killers Sentenced to Prison

Faith-Healing Child Killers Sentenced to Prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Dale Hickman and Shannon Hickman had a baby son who was born prematurely and who died shortly after birth. You probably shouldn't feel sorry for them, though, because their newborn son had a 99.9 chance of survival if they had only gotten him to a hospital. Instead they had the birth at home and decided to pray over the boy instead of seeking medical help.

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There is a Dragon in my Garage

The following is an excerpt from "The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle In the Dark" by Carl Sagan, a Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author. The "Dragon" is a metaphor for God.

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Christian Opposition To Evolution Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal

Christian Opposition To Evolution Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
We can see that among Christians there are in fact radically different ways of thinking about science that need not disturb faith.

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Meaning in Life Is Logically Independent of Questions about the Supernatural | The Moral Sciences Club | Big Think

Meaning in Life Is Logically Independent of Questions about the Supernatural | The Moral Sciences Club | Big Think | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Meaning in Life Is Logically Independent of Questions about the Supernatural

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On the birthday of Carl Sagan | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

On the birthday of Carl Sagan | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If Carl Sagan were still alive, he’d be 77 years old today. Perhaps he wouldn’t have been overly concerned with arbitrary time measurements, especially when based on the fickle way we define a "year", but it’s human nature to look back at such integrally-divisible dates… and Carl was very much a student of human nature.

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Debunking Christianity: Ten Ways How To Resist Preaching to the Choir

I have extensively read both atheist and Christian literature, their blogs, journals and books, along with listening to their videos and podcasts. What I have discovered is that most people are preaching to the choir. They do not step inside each others shoes to understand where they are coming from. They do not meet on common ground, assume common assumptions, and common understandings.

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