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This week on Think Atheist Radio we feature our chat with Ms. Katherine Stewart. Ms. Stewart is a journalist. She began her career at The Village Voice and has written for Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, and Marie Claire. After publishing two books on parenting in the modern age she was moved to research and author a new book, published recently, on the Good News Club. The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealthy Assault on America's Children exposes the reality of the Christian evangelical group called the Good News Club and their covert attempts to sidestep the Establishment Clause of The Constitution, creeping into America's public school system in order to proselytize to young children. The extent to which your jaw will drop in shocked rage at the things this group is doing is directly related to how much attention you're paying to Ms. Stewart's exposé. You may have seen her writing on the topic for The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast. Now she joins us!
On the nonsense notion that sharks don't get cancer. Dear believers in woo-woo nonsense. They do.
Jerry Coyne directs us to a frightening (and frighteningly stupid) video of Muslim scholars defending their faith.
An analysis of climate coverage at FOX News and The Wall Street Journal shows just how misleading that coverage is.
Maarten Boudry, Belgian philosopher of science and past guest of Think Atheist Radio, has announced that he recently pulled a Sokal-style hoax by submitting a postmodernist-sounding, theologically serious sounding abstract to two theology conferences. The abstract was accepted and the abstract plus what its acceptance means, it's just hilarious.
NASA has released its Hubble Extreme Deep Field image. It's the result of training Hubble on a patch of sky equal in area to a small fraction of the full moon for the equivalent of 23 days! You simply must click through for this image. 5,500 galaxies, the oldest of which are some of the oldest we've ever spied.
Hi-res scans of these fossils are giving us remarkable insights into 305 million year old insects.
Climate change is already affecting the global economy.
A newly discovered comet may light up the sky in about a year, even outshining the full moon!
After the whole Edwina Rogers affair, has the Secular Coalition for America made another very questionable hiring decision?
Adam Lee is urging German Catholics to leave the church.
New findings show that Europeans did not inherit fair skin from Neanderthals.
Vjack at Atheist Revolution asked an interesting question this week: Would you vote for a Christian who shared your political views or an atheist who didn't?
President Obama this week gave a speech before the United Nations wherein he made it clear that we do not ban blasphemy.
Are lower pesticide residues a good reason to buy more expensive organic produce? Probably not.
The US is poised to have experienced the warmest year on record. In fact, take a look at how cold these last months would need to be in order to defy the trend.
The series of earthquakes in the area of Sumatra back in April signal the break up of the Indian Ocean plate.
Opponents of genetically modified foods are the climate skeptics of the left.
Though officially sharing the credit for positing natural selection as the mechanism of evolution, Alfred Russell Wallace has lived in Charles Darwin's shadow from the beginning. He now sees a bit more recognition as his papers have been scanned and placed online for all.
Chris Hallquist recently asserted that William Lane Craig is "willing to traffic in almost any kind of fundamentalist pseudo-intellectual garbage when it's convenient for him." This week he offered the example of Craig's promotion of anti-gay pseudoscience.
Record arctic snow loss may be prolonging North America's drought.
The paradox of hoaxes. How errors persist even when they're corrected.
How does male DNA get into the brains of women?
A group of researchers is in the process of creating small electronic sensors that would dissolve over time in the body once their usefulness has passed.
Five secular organizations have issued their group report on anti-atheist discrimination around the world.
A recent survey in this country failed to find a single person under the age of 28 that believed in God. What's going on here?