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Aronra

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Date registered: June 18, 2012
URL: http://www.aronra.com

Biography

Aron Ra is one of the "YouTube atheists" and an advocate for rationalism in science classrooms. He grew up in an exclusively creationist environment where he felt like a lonely outcast just for understanding evolution, let alone accepting it. Being raised in a mostly-Mormon family encouraged him to explore other denominations and eventually non-Abrahamic spiritualism before rejecting faith-based beliefs altogether. He was drawn into activism when the Religious Right dominated his state's Board of Education, and began undermining education in history, health, science, and social studies. His videos often focus on evolution and the evidence indicating an interrelated tree of life. His series summarizing the 'Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism' and his subsequent series, 'Falsifying Phylogeny' (including the Phylogeny Challenge') have been mirrored, featured, referenced, and recommended by many professional scientists, secularists, and educators, and has attracted more than 80,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. Read Comment Policy before posting.

Latest posts

  1. Better Commandments — April 8, 2014
  2. Westboro in my neighborhood — April 6, 2014
  3. Madness Mayhem HIV charity — March 26, 2014
  4. The Unbelievers — March 25, 2014
  5. 22 questions for ‘evolutionists’ -answered — March 15, 2014

Author's posts listings

Jan 31 2014

Happy New Year on a much older calendar

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  Because my wife is half-Vietnamese, I have to go to Houston this weekend, to meet the in-laws for what they consider to be one of their most important holidays, Chinese New Year.  So while the rest of you guys are just barely getting into 2014, I’ll be ringing in the year of the horse, …

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Jan 14 2014

Creationism and Flat Earthers

I felt this was a comment worth sharing.

Jan 13 2014

In 2009, America was 17% atheist

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to conduct a poll wherein I ask a representative percentage of the population, “Are you convinced that an actual deity really exists”  I want to phrase the question that way, because I know that most atheists in this country don’t even know they are atheist, because they don’t …

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Jan 08 2014

My frustration with Bill Naive

Sadly I will not be going to Kentucky in February.  I’m very disappointed that I won’t be going to the creation museum to support Bill Nye in his debate against one of this country’s leading snake oil salesman.  I would have gone, but tickets were mysteriously suspiciously unavailable to atheists.  A half-dozen of us were …

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Jan 05 2014

Hey Bill, show ‘em that Science Rules!

Of all the places I ever planned to visit, Kentucky never made my list.  It’s also surprising to me that I would ever visit a creationist museum -and give them money on top of that!  But I have to do that if I am to document the historic confrontation between Ken Ham, kingpin of creationism …

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Dec 14 2013

Both parts of my time on the Blind Faith Virus Vaccine Show

I can now show both parts of the discussion between myself (representing atheism) Dr. Ann Gleig from Liverpool (representing Buddhism) and Pastor Joey Jernigan of Liberty University (representing fundamentalist Christian creationism).  The host, Mark Gura is moderating.  It was recorded in October and aired on Atlanta Georgia’s local access television channels in two parts, last …

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Dec 14 2013

A Good Question

Let me start by saying you have the right to not believe in any God.  As I have the right to believe there is a God. Then we divide. I want you to peacefully be able to not believe and I want all others to have the same opportunity as well . My question to …

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Dec 13 2013

I’m eighty-eight!

It’s time to thank my subscribers, all 92,929 of them.  I have just become aware that my YouTube channel is listed as one of their Top 100 Most Subscribed News & Politics Channels.  Ain’t that nice?  Of course I’m way behind Alex Jones, who is so high on that list as to be statistically scary.  …

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Dec 12 2013

Back to the book

It looks like the Canadian tour has been postponed, and I had to cancel the trip to Minnesota for personnel reasons. (That’s not a typo)  So Skepticon was last presentation of 2013.  I’ve only been on 21 airplanes this year.  Compared to 33 last year!  But to be fair, I think I drove to most …

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Dec 09 2013

My conversation with Bob Dutko

For a long time, my contact with the Bob Dutko show told me there was no link I could share for that show.  Someone has finally provided one.  So thanks for that.

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