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Why teaching evolution is dangerous

It is so nice teaching biology to adults when there are no (obvious) Creationists in the classroom. It does not always happen that way – I have had a couple of cases in the past – but this time it was really nice as I could freely cover all topics deeply within an evolutionary framework…

But new research shows they lose spine gradually over the years. [via]

Door To Door Atheists Bother Mormons

Silly, but funny to see how people react when treated to a dose of their own medicine: “Australian filmmaker John Safran is so fed up with mormons ringing his doorbell early in the morning that he flies to Salt Lake City Utah and tries to convert Mormons to atheism. Needless to say, the locals were…

When religion goes berserk!

I guess it is unlikely you have not already heard about the big brouhaha that erupted when Bill Donohue targeted PZ Myers for showing disrespect towards a belief that made some religious nuts go crazy and violent against a child (yes, Eucharist is just a cracker, sorry, but that is just a factual statement about…

It took a century to build the St.Sava Cathedral. I remember playing on its foundations as a kid – a great fortress to play in. But the enterior has just begun to be worked on – I am not sure if the pictures can show the immensity of the space in there:

Isaac Newton….

…Savior or Satan?

To my Eastern Orthodox readers… ;-)

Hristos Vaskrese

Seminar on Secular Parenting Coming to Raleigh, March 15 Presented by Dale McGowan Editor/co-author, Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion * How does moral development really work? * My mother-in-law wants our kids baptized. How can I respond without causing a rift? * How can I ease my son’s fears about…

Obligatory Readings of the Day

A guide to hiring women. Obsolete technical skills (I have them all except #11!) The social source of religion. Charles Barkley for President!

I’ve never before seen a picture that better fits the description used in the title of this post: You may have to read the story here to see how well the title fits. Hat-tip: Mark