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Gallup: Belief in Creationist View at New Low

Art Swift at gallop.com: STORY HIGHLIGHTS • 38% say God created man in present form, lowest in 35 years • Same percentage say humans evolved, but God guided the process • Less-educated Americans more likely to believe in creationism WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their […]

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Penn & Teller get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Penn Jillette on Twitter (@pennjillette): Maybe the favorite picture I’ve ever seen. Wow. Makes me cry!

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AP: 12 things to know about the end of the world?

Cute video. Covers several of the major apocalyptic theories (Talk about “just a theory”!!!), as well as a number of previous (and obviously, incorrect) end-of-days predictions. I truly appreciate that the AP includes in their coverage of the Rapture an important point that most Christians either never knew, or conveniently forget: “The Bible records Jesus […]

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A Message for Ron Paul Supporters

RON PAUL SUPPORTERS: Don’t listen to anyone who gives you the bullshit line about how not voting for Romney is the same as voting for Obama. That is fuzzy, childish thinking and is, in fact, known to grown-ups as the “either/or fallacy” (and to educated grown-ups as the fallacy of “false dilemma” or “false dichotomy”). […]

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Foundation Beyond Belief teams with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Light the Night Walk

I caught team captain Todd Stiefel on the Penn’s Sunday School podcast talking about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and specifically their upcoming Light the Night Walk. Foundation Beyond Belief is hoping to make a big splash this year by raising over a million dollars, which is an awesome goal. The idea being that atheists, […]

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Why are believers ignorant about atheists?

Greta Christina writing at AlterNet.org (via Salon.com): It’s important to remember that most atheists were once believers. We’re familiar with religion because we’ve believed it ourselves. And it’s important to remember that, in most of the world, religious belief is the dominant culture. Atheists have to be familiar with it. It’s shoved in our face […]

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Christopher Hitchens dies at 62

Associated Press: Eloquent and intemperate, bawdy and urbane, Hitchens was an acknowledged contrarian and contradiction — half-Christian, half-Jewish and fully non-believing; a native of England who settled in America; a former Trotskyite who backed the Iraq war and supported George W. Bush. But his passions remained constant and targets of his youth, from Henry Kissinger […]

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