Jul 16, 2017
Encore release July 16, 2017.
We discuss the pilot episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of Carl Sagan's classic 1980 documentary miniseries. It airs on FOX TV Sundays at 9PM Eastern.
Former Tennessee Judge Lu Ann "You Can't Name Your Kid 'Messiah'" Belluw is in more trouble. Not...
Jul 15, 2017
Encore release July 15, 2017.
We look at the recent rash of legislation (either proposed or actually passed) in several states that try to protect anti-gay discrimination under the banner of religious freedom. Briefly, these broadly-worded bills require the state to show that there is a compelling state interest and...
Jul 14, 2017
Encore release July 14, 2017.
We analyze the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate on the scientific viability of Creationism. While we're at it, we discuss the new HBO documentary Questioning Darwin and Kevin Jackson's e-book Darwin's Odyssey: The Voyage of the Beagle (available for Kindle). And in a related story, we...
Jul 13, 2017
Encore release July 13, 2017.
[Illustration from http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/virginia-gay-rights-terry-mcauliffe-ew-jackson-91763.html]
President Obama mentions "atheists and agnostics" in his annual Religious Freedom Day proclamation and there's hardly a peep from the conservative blogosphere. In year's...
Jul 12, 2017
Encore release July 12, 2017.
The sports world continues to be rocked by controversy over gay rights. NFL punter Chris Kluwe (who's straight, for what it's worth) claims he was let go because of his advocacy for gay rights. (Kluwe is also the author of the humorous and thought-provoking essay collection Beautifully...