How Neil deGrasse Tyson Made Science Cool Again

By now, unless they’ve been watching “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” on repeat, most Americans are familiar with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – especially after his appearance on Fox’s “Cosmos” TV series last season. Dr. Tyson recently riled up the religious right on Christmas Day with a number of posts on Twitter basically pointing out […]

Ignorance vs. “Cosmos”: The Dumbing Down Of America

Are we at this point in the evolution of the human species ready to continue to move forward, to go out amongst the stars as envisioned in “Cosmos”? Or have we begun to slide back toward superstition and a fear of science? Yesterday, I read this story from Jonathon Gatehouse and watched the latest episode […]

Cosmos Cage Match! Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. God, Nietzsche & Stephen Hawking

God may be relieved to learn that soon He will be receiving some fairly mustachioed company—his former antagonist, yet a first-rate conversationalist—the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. As you may know, Nietzsche pronounced God dead in 1882 with the publication of The Gay Science.  (Lower your quills, Arizona legislators.  It’s got nothing to do with same sex […]

Dear Christians, You Can Have Both Religion AND Science

I guess I should preface this article with the disclaimer that I am now an atheist. Or at least an agnostic, I’m not really sure to be honest with you. For the record, I was raised in a very conservative Catholic environment and dealt with some of the most incredibly insane religious people, including those […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Creationist Nonsense with Lesson on How Fast Light Travels

I was raised to try not to judge people who think differently than I do, and for the most part I believe I do a decent job of that.  Granted, I’m pretty harsh when it comes to my criticisms of Republicans, but I didn’t start out that way.  When I first got into politics I […]

If Creationists Want Time on ‘Cosmos’ to Defend Their Nonsense, Then Let’s Bring Scientists into Churches

Since the relaunch of Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, there’s been a nearly constant back and forth between people who believe in science and creationists who are bashing the show for not providing “their side of the scientific argument.”  A claim that’s ludicrous considering creationism is based on faith not science. But this back and forth has […]

A Creationist Decided to Answer My 10 Questions and the Results are Hilarious

Let me go ahead and explain what you’re about to read.  I wrote an article titled 10 Questions Everyone Who Believes in Science Should Ask a Creationist, which simply featured 10 questions I think people should present to creationists to see if they have a response that makes any sense. Well, somebody I presume to be […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Dem Westboro Bones, From Russia with Franklin Graham’s Love

Pastor Pillow here! Dem bones, dem bones, dem gay bones / Dem bones, dem bones, dem straight bones Please turn in your hymnals to No. 319. Fred Phelps, he of the Westboro Baptist Hate Community, is dead. It is the most celebrated death in the world of religion since Pope John Paul II left our […]

Absolutely Absurd: Creationist Demands Airtime on ‘Cosmos’ to Offer Balance Against Science

Let me just go ahead and get this disclaimer out of the way – this article is not satire.  I know, when reading that headline someone might really think that it’s something from The Onion or even one of our satire pieces.  But sadly, this is a true story. Danny Faulkner of Answers In Genesis […]

Fox in Oklahoma Ridiculously Edits Out Mention of Evolution During Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’

Sometimes I run across a story that’s both shocking and not shocking at the same time.  That’s basically what happened when I read that an Oklahoma Fox station edited out the only mention of evolution during Neil deGrasse Tyson’s relaunch of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. It wasn’t until the end of the show that Tyson made […]