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March 21 in freethought history…

March 21, 1925 – Tennessee Governor Austin Peay signs the Butler Act, a state law prohibiting school teachers “to teach any theory that denies the Story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead … Continue reading

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August 7 in freethought history…

August 7, 1928 – Magician and skeptic James Randi is born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge in Toronto, Canada. As “The Amazing Randi, ” he became a world-famous performer and escapist, known for numerous appearances on television, during which he frequently exposed … Continue reading

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An Honest Liar

Here’s a rare opportunity for rationalists everywhere to contribute to something good and important.  Filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom are seeking funding for their documentary An Honest Liar about (drumroll please…) the Amazing Randi! I think it’s safe to … Continue reading

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Podcast #93 – Gods and Politics in Copenhagen

David Driscoll reports on his adventures at the Gods and Politics conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 18-20.  The conference was co-sponsored by the Danish Atheist Society and Atheist Alliance International and featured such luminaries as Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker, PZ … Continue reading

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Phil Plait steps down from JREF

Holy Haleakala!  After just over a year at the helm, Phil “Bad Astronomer” Plait is stepping down as president of the James Randi Educational Foundation to pursue an undisclosed TV project.  His worthy successor is Center for Inquiry’s D.J. Grothe.  … Continue reading

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