Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 26 2012

Do I have to axe?

There are a number of people in the news lately accidentally shooting themselves in the foot, or in the butt, or accidentally shooting whomever is next in line at the grocery store.  Then of course we have some orange-haired joker going off on Batman with real 3D effects.  Whenever this sort of thing happens outside of Texas, it seems to prompt …

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Jul 26 2012

Texas turnaround

Given Texas’ reputation for politicization of education, I really must acknowledge an historic moment -especially given the absurdities of the recently released Republican Party Platform for this state.  Earlier this week, the Texas State Board of Education voted -unanimously- to reject creationist submissions, and teach evolution as a central and vital aspect of biology.  Having …

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Jul 25 2012

AronRa vs Pastor Bob Enyart

On Thursday, November, 10th 2011, I was interviewed by pastor Bob Enyart on a Christian radio talk show with the ironic name of Real Science Friday. The interview was aired in three parts. We continued that conversation a week later, and that one was aired in four parts. As is often the case in any …

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Jul 22 2012

In the Elevator at TAM 2012


Guest Post by Aron’s Wife   I am not exactly sure what the key thing is that unites people attending The Amazing Meeting. I know that I enjoy hanging out with other skeptically inclined people, and more often than not they self-identify as atheists. At the same time, I am aware that TAM also welcomes …

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Jul 09 2012

How do you define truth? How do you determine it?

This was my one-on-one conversation with ‘Randy’, the deeply-indoctrinated creationist whom I met while he was protesting the Reason Rally.  Yes, he was protesting reason.  So it is not surprising that he seemed to have no education in science, and no understanding of the applications of logic, or the fallacies thereof.  It seems he has …

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Jul 05 2012

Compelling your pledge of allegiance to a flag…

One nation under Jesus

Guest blog by Aron’s wife. And to a Republic for which the flag stands Which people insist is one nation under God Who is for most people mutually exclusive As a public school teacher I am required by the state to lead the pledge every school day. As an American atheist, this daily pledge is …

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