Science

Science Denial Among Conservative Republicans

The right-wing propaganda machine is in overdrive It would appear that a growing number of right-wing conservative Republicans are becoming less and less in tune with the realities of life in this universe. The propaganda machines that consist of Fox News, World News Network, One News Now, The Drudge Report, Brietbart, Town Hall, Red State…

Why Christians Are Our Own Worst Enemies

By Nathan Watts – Guest Writer I have been having rather deep convictions lately that I really need to put down on paper. However, before I get to the heart of the matter I need to establish a point of reference where my opinions come from and why: First off, I go to Church. However,…

Creationism and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

In the wake of the recent Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate on evolution / creation, the website “BuzzFeed” ran a pictorial titled “22 Messages From Creationists.” Twenty one of them don’t even warrant a response. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous. One, however, does warrant a reply because it is the only…

HIV: Responsibility of Consent

” But remember, even if you have a low viral load, you can still transmit HIV to your sex partner.” – Aids.gov A topic of conversation had come up in the comment section on a popular blog recently as whether or not someone who is knowingly infected with the HIV virus has a responsibility to inform…

Abortion Is Not Murder

I’ve heard many good arguments against abortion. Well thought out and presented, etc. I’ve also heard some poor ones, particularly from fundamentalists. Particularly when they call abortion murder. The problem with this is that it is not murder. Abortion is not homicide. You can’t just go changing definitions all willy-nilly. Homicide is the killing of a…

In The Beginning Was The Word…

“When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled” – Charles Darwin In the beginning was the word. No, not that word. The spoken word. If those first words…

Teaching Creationism is Dumbing Down our Youth

“The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity” – Dr. Richard Dawkins Flying in the face of logic and reason, there continues to be consistent effort to “teach the controversy” of creationism in U.S. classrooms. Various…

Curing Homosexuality: The Science of Sexual Orientation vs. Bigotry of Reparative Therapies

“Homosexuals are brute beasts…part of a vile  and satanic system that will be utterly annihilated,  and there will be a celebration in heaven.” – Jerry Falwell It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that horrendous attitudes, actions and rhetoric towards the LGBT community is still alive and well on planet earth. Yes, it is true that the…

Recipe For Disaster: Religion and Human Sexuality

Organizations like the National Organization For Marriage are a horrific example of all that is wrong when human sexuality is combined with religion, such as Catholic adoption agencies closing down operations in fear that a gay couple might adopt a child, Christian organizations spending millions of dollars to fight against the rights of the LGBT…