'Newswire' Archive

Classroom Evolution Kids Can Watch

April 8th, 2008 / Newswire, Religion, Science / 1 comment

As all students of Darwin know, evolution occurs when there is variation in a population; where some variants confer a survival or reproductive advantage to the individual, and where the ...

The Truth Hurts - Again

March 29th, 2008 / Atheism, Newswire, Religion / 13 comments

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- It looked harmless enough, but the words on a billboard un-nerved so many people that a popular restaurant nearby actually lost business. ...

The Misanthropic Fury of Chris Hedges

March 27th, 2008 / Atheism, Books, Newswire / 1 comment

Ebonmuse at Daylight Atheism recently gave Chris Hedges--author of I Don't Believe in Atheists--a good thumping. Now Chris Swanson has posted another excellent deconstruction of Hedges ridiculous arguments ...

Religious Delusion Hampers Nanotechnology

February 16th, 2008 / Future Tech, Newswire, Religion, Science, Society / 9 comments

Addressing scientists Feb. 15, 2008 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dietram Scheufele, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of life sciences communication, presented ...

Blair's Whimsical Irrelevancy

December 22nd, 2007 / Newswire, Religion / 3 comments

Blair's Whimsical Irrelevancy Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has switched his allegiance from Henry VIII's divorce-granting Anglican church back to the original Holy See. He had planned the conversion ...

New Comment Guidelines: Exhibit A

December 17th, 2007 / Critical Thought, Newswire / 2 comments

I hate having to ban commenters. It's a last resort. But the alternatives are: Spending precious minutes addressing bad arguments that have been rebutted countless times. Leaving unrebutted fallacies at the end ...