In 2012, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, which prohibits Catholic schools from denying students the right to start GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance student groups). The Think Again! TV video below features an exclusive interview with Christopher Karas, who submitted a guest post to Canadian Atheist on February 12: The passage… Read more »
You may recall that Don Prothero, the prominent American paleontologist, geologist, and author of great books like Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters coached Bill Nye in his debate vs. Ken Ham. In an earlier post, I referenced his behind-the-scenes perspective. Now Prothero addresses that annoying bit of vocabulary we heard Ham use over and… Read more »
Zach Weiner, who creates the SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) cartoons is an atheist and many of his creations tend to have an atheistic slant. This amusing rendition of an existence guide reflects the anti-religion stance of many of his works and to my delight lists existentialism in the happy column.
Over 60,000 people have signed an online petition to remove the Katy Perry Song, Dark Horse from YouTube. See the BBC’s screen capture below. The reason for the offence, according to Shazad Iqbal, who started the petition, is that: The video is considered as highly controversial to its viewers as a result of its portrayal of blasphemy. At 01:15… Read more »
prize2 Another oldie today. See Jerry Coyne’s discussion of this Jesus and Mo “oldie (but a goodie).”
At first I was amused that an Iranian teacher, Akbar Rezaeie built a robot to teach prayer mostly because he applied “some mechanical modifications such as adding two extra engines…to let the robot perform praying movements, such as prostration, more easily.” I figured this would probably be the first robot to rebel once Skynet takes over out… Read more »