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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

Dec 08 2013

Proof that Hellenism is the true religion

So it seems that scuba-diving archaeologists were looking for remains of Napoleon’s defeat at the hands of Lord Nelson, when they accidentally discovered the sunken city of Heracleion instead.  This was the Egyptian city where Herodotus said that Helen had fled with her Trojan love, Paris. OK so maybe it’s no quite proof of the …

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Dec 05 2013

The Blind Faith Virus Vaccine

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On a Saturday evening on the 16th of November, predominantly Southern Baptist television viewers in Atlanta Georgia got to see a pair of Buddhists trying to direct an argument with me juxtaposed against a Biblical literalist from Liberty University. That was great fun! www.BlindFaithVirusVaccine.TV The host, Mark Gura described himself as a spiritual non-theist, and …

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Dec 03 2013

The re-recording of my Skepticon speech

I thought I was getting over my laryngitis in time for my presentation at Skepticon, but as I approached the mic, my voice gave out again.  There I was on stage in a Civic Center, doing an impression of Vin Deisel playing the Iron Giant.  I talked for 45 minutes like that.  I didn’t have a choice.  But …

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Dec 02 2013

Ho ho HO!

Looks like it’s that season again. http://comicbooked.comicbookedllc.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/lobobird.jpg

Nov 23 2013

Thanks to, and from, the Texas Freedom Network

Tonight I received an email from Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network.  It is titled, ‘A Victory for Science in Texas’.  It reads (in part) as follows: Dear Aron, WE WON! Moments ago the Texas State Board of Education cast a final vote to approve science textbooks based on established science. This is …

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Oct 23 2013

Pseudo-Fame & sour grapes

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  It figures, don’t it?  When I saw this photo (taken of me during an argument at the Reason Rally) I thought, “this is the worst picture that has ever been taken of me.”  So of course that’s the one that gets shown on CNN. It’s not like I was really on CNN.  If I …

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Oct 22 2013

To the critics of my comments on feminism…

The idea behind the ‘Sexy Secular Conference’ at the University of Akron was apparently to present progressive concepts on non-traditional courtships, romantic expression, bending gender roles, and so on. This was not my usual choice of topics, and it’s not going to become one either.  But I took that opportunity to express an opinion, and …

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Oct 17 2013

Success for Science Text books in Texas

Last month, I and many other testified before the Texas State Board of Education in an attempt to preserve good science standards that were set in 2011.  Several others testified in an attempt to undermine science by weakening lessons on cosmology, climate change, and evolution. Ideally the Board of Education should all be educated and …

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Oct 12 2013

A Letter to a Certain Christian

I somehow stumbled across a video that I just have to comment on.  I don’t want to provide a link to it, because the counter showed that I was only the 3rd person to see it.  Hours later, there was only one more view.  So I’m not going to call attention to him.  I suspect …

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Oct 04 2013

“Just because I don’t believe in God doesn’t make me an atheist”

Yeah, it kinda does.  That is the definition and the sole criteria.  The only way you could honestly say that you’re not an atheist is if you’re convinced that at least one actual deity surely does exist.  If you’re not an atheist, you’re a theist. This is one of those rare dichotomies where there is …

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