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June 18 in freethought history…

June 18, 1858 – Charles Darwin receives Alfred Russel Wallace’s essay “On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type,” which concurred with Darwin’s unpublished views on the theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin had been sitting on … Continue reading

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Is it time for all religions to accept evolution?

I’d rather ask the question “Is it time for all religions to go away?” but…this exploration (from the BBC program The Big Questions) of the compatibility of evolution by natural selection with mainstream religion is just about as calm and … Continue reading

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Podcast #125 – Sex and Secularism

We interview researchers Dr. Darrel Ray and Amanda Brown about “Sex and Secularism,” their recently released survey of the sex lives of thousands of non-theists. Some of the answers may surprise you.  To download the survey visit IPCPress.com. Also, be … Continue reading

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Jack Kingston: Georgia’s latest embarrassment

So…I get back from a weekend spent listening to progressive Alabamians opine the backwardness of their state, only to return to Georgia to see that Republican Congressman Jack Kingston was on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night, repeatedly denying … Continue reading

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Man obsessed with overpopulation terrorizes Discovery Channel

It’s been all over the news today that a man armed with a gun and a suspected bomb stormed into the Discovery Channel building in Silver Springs, Maryland, took hostages, and was eventually killed by the police.  No one else … Continue reading

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Teach the controversy: Russian edition

We’ve gotten used to hearing that Creationism and Intelligent Design are peculiar to the United States.  Other places, especially Europe, not so much. Unfortunately, that is changing.  There’s increasing pressure from religious factions in the United Kingdom, and Australians continue … Continue reading

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Homeschooled = Evangelical?

I’m not opposed to homeschooling on general principle.  I think it’s possible for reasonably intelligent parents to provide their children a decent education at home.  Unfortunately, in the United States the word “homeschooler” has an incredibly strong correlation with “evangelical … Continue reading

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Podcast #82 – Creation

Allison’s back–yay!  She joins us to discuss the new Charles Darwin bio-pic Creation, starring real-life husband-and-wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles and Emma Darwin.  Creation is based on the nonfiction book Annie’s Box (published in the US as … Continue reading

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The Tangled Bank

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 I haven’t had a biology class since I was in high school in the late 1970s.  Despite two college degrees filled with math, engineering and chemistry, I never took any more biology; as … Continue reading

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Why can’t Darwin film find a US distributor?

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that the new film Creation (starring husband-and-wife actors Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles Darwin and wife Emma Darwin) has failed to find a distributor in the United States.  The film deals with … Continue reading

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