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Okay, now that that's done, make sure you tune in to hear Prof. Krauss talk about the book during our interview with him, airing for the first time tonight, but available to stream or download immediately thereafter.
Dr. Krauss– our first official return guest– is a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University where he is the director of that school's “Origins Project”. His research interests include the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He is the author of, among others, The Physics of Star Trek and Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom's Journey from the Big Bang, to Life on...
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"No, no, no! You're misinterpreting it!"– says yet another scholar about the Bible when a straightforward reading paints the Bible in a negative light.
Deacon Duncan continues doing a great job examining William Lane Craig's apologetics. This time he's looking at how Craig attempts to massage the Bible into history.
The origins of our sexuality is the greatest mystery in human evolution. But could our prime suspect be a case of mistaken identity?
Scientists recreate the evolution of complexity using 'molecular time travel' and demonstrate again the failure of Intelligent Design Creationism. Make sure you read Carl Zimmer's take on this research here.
Before DNA, before RNA... maybe another molecule was how it all started?
The next decade will see China become a space power as well as an earthly one. It's this fact that prompted Neil deGrasse Tyson to tweet in response to a question about whether the first person to walk on Mars has been born yet– "Yup. In Bejing." We need to wake up to the fact that we're in the midst of another space race... and we're losing.
Jessica Ahlquist won her case against her high school and its prayer banner. The outpouring of Christian love was quick. The police are investigating threats of violence against Jessica. But the banner is down. The American Humanist Association is taking donations for a college fund for Jessica to be held in escrow until she's ready for school.
Greg Downey posted what instantly has become known as the best piece produced on the problems of evolutionary psychology.
Steven Novella posted to complain about the fixation people have with notions of left-brained-ness and right-brained-ness.
David Hume's argument against miracles has been recognized as devastating for about 250 years. But does Hume commit a fallacy?
Everyone is susceptible to cognitive biases. You can even get a liberal to question climate change if you make the right suggestions. This is why we have to understand them and recognize them, to better keep from falling prey to them!
A new survey says that US Protestant pastors reject evolution but are split on the age of the Earth.
In a big win for reason, the British government has changed the rules governing Free School funding to ban the teaching of creationism.
Synthetic biology maestro Craig Venter explains how pond scum will save the world.
Conservatives, but more importantly conservative Christians, have all but deified the Founding Fathers, never paying attention to the fact that many of the founders held skeptical principles that would keep them from being ... at all in today's climate!
Why skeptics should embrace political advocacy– and how they can do it
By stimulating certain areas of the brain researchers were able to change the way monkeys perceived optical illusions.
One of the toughest things to grasp, and most unsettling thing about evolution is its undirectedness.
An openly bisexual and non-theist woman (who rejected her parents' Mormonism) is now running for Congress.
I'm sure you've seen this video going around Fakebook and other sites about how the person speaking on the video hates religion, but loves Jesus. Yeah, that's nonsense..
New map of the universe reveals its history for the last 6 billion years!
Our ability to remember forms the basis of who we are and is a psychological trick that fascinates cognitive scientists. But how reliable are our memories?
By delivering a hormone at just the right time in the life cycle of these ants researchers have been able activate dormant genes and create supersoldier ants in species that don't normally produce them.
Religion and health is a double edge sword and is perhaps not healthy for most Americans given the religion they practice.
Former Mormons turned atheists were featured this week in a good article in Salt Lake City's City Weekly.
I have your excuse to buy a shitload of Girl Scout cookies! The Girl Scouts accepted a 7 year old transgendered girl and lots of ignorant idiots are freaking out, organizing a boycott of Girl Scout cookies. So we have to buy lots of them to offset the hateful douches!
Dolphins that dream of whales? How freaking cool is this??
Cancer evolves just like organisms do.
Another lunatic says the world is going to end. Mark the date on your calendar! If you don't believe him he says you'll die of cancer!