Monthly Archives: January 2010

An Interview with Raffaele Carcano of the UAAR

The Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR) is the only association in Italy dedicated to the rights of the non-religious and the promotion of a secular worldview. The association was born in 1986, with the objective of defending the rights of non-believers and the secular nature of the State. Continue reading

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Mariastella the Catholic

From UAAR (doctored by Google Translator): Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini, a tireless advocate of the Christian roots of our country (Italy) and the presence of the crucifix in classrooms, working for months in an attempt to prevent the development of … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne Writes to the CNR

Jerry said I could use his letter instead of writing my own. Italy is now the proud owner of a homegrown creationist lobby. CNR stands for National Research Council, so this is a problem at the highest possible level. Dear … Continue reading

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Harun Yahya (2)

Somehow a number of Yahya apologists have found my little post and commented. One comment in particular I found interesting: Author probabley (sic) confused with the evolution theory. Getting hair longer, growing fingernail or kids getting taller, is not the purpose … Continue reading

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Harun Yahya

Harun Yahya is a big player in creationist circles. A Muslim apologist, he has gained renown for his concentrated attacks on science and reason. To most normal people (better than calling ourselves “brights,” don’t you think?) he’s a wacko. But he’s a well-funded wacko with the ear of the Turkish government. So he gets a lot of air time for his crapola.

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Bertrand Russell on God

Lest you think Christopher Hitchens is among the first to ruffle feathers, take a look at this video (from 1959!) of Bertrand Russell. You might recognize him as the author of History of Western Philosophy, Why I Am not a … Continue reading

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Non-Believers Giving Aid

Skeptic’s Society sent me an email today: Preachers and televangelists, mullahs and imams, often seem almost to gloat over natural disasters — presenting them as payback for human transgressions, or for ‘making a pact with the devil’. Earthquakes and tsunamis are … Continue reading

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Raising the Dead: Absolute Bullshit

Here is a video of a guy who tells of his “experiences” raising the dead. You don’t need an “ultimate super-level of hyperfaith” to do it, either. Apparently, you just need to command the dead to sit or stand up … Continue reading

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You Never Asked to See a Duck Penis

But here it is. Fascinating.

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New Year’s Kick-Off with Greta Christina

It’s already promising to be a very interesting year from many perspectives. I want to offer an article by Greta Christina (via Whyevolutionistrue) called 10 Myths and Truths About Atheism. I realize many people out there believe that atheism is a … Continue reading

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