Monthly Archives: January 2017

March for Social Justice Science

Check out this tweet from the March For Science activists: colonization, racism, immigration, native rights, sexism, ableism, queer-, trans-, intersex-phobia, & econ justice are scientific issues ✊🏾🌈 — March for Science (@ScienceMarchDC) January 29, 2017 Also: At the March for … Continue reading

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Dismantling the “Religion as Child Abuse” Argument

Back in July 2016, atheist Zoltan Istvan laid out his position concerning “the religious indoctrination of children.” Like some other atheists and transhumanists, I join in calling for regulation that restricts religious indoctrination of children until they reach, let’s say, 16 years of age. Once a … Continue reading

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Atheist Activists Come Unhinged

As we all know, the atheist activists like to promote themselves as champions of reason, science, and evidence.  Yet as we also know, the supposed love of reason, science, and evidence has failed to keep various New Atheists from going … Continue reading

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Taking Richard Dawkins’ Concerns Seriously

At least someone is taking Dawkins seriously: China will crack down further on what it calls “cults” with a new judicial interpretation released on Wednesday mandating harsh punishments for groups proselytising to government officials or children or linking up with … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Just Won’t Admit He is Closed-Minded

[Originally posted 2/14] Sam Harris is a man who is obsessed with maintaining his public image. Thus, it is no surprise to see him lashing out (in his typical low key manner) at psychologist Jonathan Haidt for drawing attention to … Continue reading

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The Closed-Minded Sam Harris Preaches About Being Open-minded

Sam Harris decided to lecture everyone about intellectual honesty and the need to have a willingness to change your mind (HT: Dhay).  It never ceases to amaze me when such closed-minded people think they are in a position to preach … Continue reading

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Dawkins and the Transgenders

Back in October 2015, Richard Dawkins tweeted about transgenders: Is trans woman a woman? Purely semantic. If you define by chromosomes, no. If by self-identification, yes. I call her “she” out of courtesy. — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) October 26, 2015 … Continue reading

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Greetings from an Atheist

Nicholas, another atheist, has joined us in the comments section.  He comes to us with that friendly atheist attitude: Now here is another fact: you are a fucking indoctrinated, deluded piece of shit, and I wish to help you as … Continue reading

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The Postmodern Land of Oz

William Briggs has an interesting essay entitled, “When Marriage Can Be Anything, Marriage Can Be Anything.” He begins as follows: It is only irrational animus, bigotry, and hatred that causes some to deny that human beings and fairground rides cannot … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Over at his blog, atheist actvist Hemant Mehta posted the following: For the past few years, a member of Congress has introduced a resolution in the House to honor Charles Darwin on his birthday. Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) did it … Continue reading

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