Eugenie Scott destroys incarcerated creationist Kent Hovind in this debate.
Eugenie Carol Scott (born October 24, 1945) is an American physical anthropologist who has been the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) since 1987. She is a leading critic of young earth creationism and intelligent design.
Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American Young Earth creationist and conspiracy theorist famous for his creation science seminars that aim to convince listeners to reject modern theories of evolution, geophysics, and cosmology in favor of the Genesis creation narrative as found in the Bible. Hovind’s views are contradicted by scientific evidence and research. His ideas also have been criticized by Young Earth creationist organizations like Answers in Genesis.
Hovind established the Creation Science Evangelism ministry in 1989 and frequently argued for Young Earth creationism and made other controversial remarks in his talks at private schools and churches, at debates, and on radio and television broadcasts.
Since January 2007, Hovind has been serving a ten-year prison sentence after being convicted of 58 federal counts, including twelve tax offenses, one count of obstructing federal agents and forty-five counts of structuring cash transactions. He is currently incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup.
Christopher Hitchens, contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the Atlantic Monthly, discusses his current paperback, “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” The book was a New York Times Bestseller and a finalist for The National Book Award.
Young YouTuber Theologikos: I am again proving that science sucks and the bible is divine. If you are a Christian fundamentalist that doesn’t understand the words “irony” and “sarcasm”, do NOT watch this video, it might give you some pretty bad ideas
Margaret Downey, Founder and former president of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia is losing the battle this year to erect a government sanctioned “Tree of Knowledge” during the holidays. Is this a worthy battle?
Video describing the faulty scientific theory that water a memory even when there is no molecule remaining of the original compound. Skeptic James Randi developed a simple test to determine the validity of the theory proposed by now discredited scientist Jacques Benveniste.
Brian Sapient accepted an honorary PhD In Heresy from Richard McCargar, Dean of the College of Heresy, Logidea University. Sapient joins honorary recipients: Christopher Hitchens, PZ Myers and Peter Primavera.
"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, The History Channel’s Universe series, Richard Feynman’s 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye’s Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking’s Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.
musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn - Cosmos remixed. Almost all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Stephen Hawking’s Universe series.
The Poetry of Reality is the fifth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It features 12 scientists and science enthusiasts, including Michael Shermer, Jacob Bronowski, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Feynman, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, Carolyn Porco, and PZ Myers, promoting science through words of wisdom
"Our Place in the Cosmos", the third video from the Symphony of Science, was crafted using samples from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Richard Dawkins’ Genius of Charles Darwin series, Dawkins’ TED Talk, Stephen Hawking’s Universe series, Michio Kaku’s interview on Physics and aliens, plus added visuals from Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi, History Channel’s Universe series, and IMAX Cosmic Voyage. The themes present in this song are intended to explore our understanding of our origins within the universe, and to challenge the commonplace notion that humans have a superior or privleged position, both on our home planet and in the universe itself.
”A Wave of Reason” is the seventh installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It is intended to promote scientific reasoning and skepticism in the face of growing amounts of pseudoscientific pursuits, such as Astrology and Homeopathy, and also to promote the scientific worldview as equally enlightening as religion. It features Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James Randi.
"The Unbroken Thread" is the fourth video in the Symphony of Science series, and it features David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, and Carl Sagan. The clips used in this installment come from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, David Attenborough’s Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life, The Life of Mammals, The Living Planet, BBC Life, XVIVO Scientific Animations, IMAX Cosmic Voyage, Jane Goodall’s TED Talk, and a clever Guiness Commercial. The themes present in The Unbroken Thread attempt to explore the wild diversity of life on our planet, the intricacy and origin of its mechanisms, and its close relation to all other life forms.
The accompanying video pertains to Lance Wallnau’s teachings about “the 7 Mountains mandate” which call for Christians to take over seven “spheres” or “mountains” of culture in order to establish Christian Kingdom.
Austin City Limits (2010) Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers perform his original a capella Atheists don’t have no songs.
We are finally on the map in a positive, funny way this holiday season. When we atheists are finally included in the joke, you know we are making progress.
Now, what do you do? Earn and display your PhD In Heresy diploma. Only One Two Bucks, wear our heretical apparel, atheist t-shirts and hats in public, and the faithful will question you. These actions present an opportunity for you to explain why science, reason and logic are necessary to overcome superstition and myth.
"It is not sufficient for a Man to be a passive friend & well wisher to the Cause," wrote George Washington to his brother in March 1776. Everyone "should be active in some department or other, without paying too much attention to private Interest."
We have little that binds us but our wish to live as people free of the religious dogma that drives the faithful to attempt and sometimes successfully enact legislation based on bronze and iron age texts.
We must put-aside our political policy differences, whatever they may be, and join together to fight against the tide of religious intolerance that is flooding the political landscape.
Please consider the possibility of achieving the following objectives:
• Solidarity and cooperation between the scattered and disjointed Atheist community groups and organizations
• Commitment to Aggressively court one-on-one discussions with the faithful, in a Civil manner; speaking with the faithful rather than speaking at them. When conversing, explain why the scientific method, reason and logic are necessary if we wish to develop an understanding our world, and our place in the world. Mention books they likely haven’t read.
• End our part in Internet flame-wars. They accomplish nothing positive and do much damage.
• Work towards a world-wide gathering on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in summer 2012 with events in all major cities around the world.
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Professor PZ Myers, University of Minnesota Morris, and author of the most popular science blog “Pharyngula,” - Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal, is the second recipient of an honorary PhD In Heresy from Logidea University, following the first such award to Christopher Hitchens.