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How Religion Harms Education – AronRa at Atheist Ireland

Posted by doctore0 on April 22, 2015

Aron Ra, Texas State Director of American Atheists, speaks to an Atheist Ireland meeting about how religion harms education, in the Davenport Hotel in Dublin on 21 April 2015.

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Why temperatures never go up in straight lines

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

New from potholer54

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Durham Free School: ‘Creationism taught at’ free school facing closure

Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2015


creationismPupils at Durham Free School were taught creationism during science lessons, according to newspaper Schools Week.

The school, which has already been ordered to close by the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has been accused of harbouring “prejudiced views” of children from other faiths that went unchallenged by teachers.

A teacher at the school reportedly asked Year 7 pupils to complete a worksheet as part of their science homework that stated: “Only the Earth has life on it. God has designed the solar system so that the Earth can support life.”

Any school, academy or free school that is found to teach Creationism as a scientific fact would be in breach of the law and its funding agreement.

Inspectors from education standards watchdog Ofsted also said that they had found evidence of bullying, poor standards in the classroom and financial mismanagement at the free school in investigations last month.
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Bill Nye: Scientific Curiosity Kept Our Ancestors Alive

Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2015

Everyone’s favorite Science Guy chats with Jake Roper of Vsauce3 (about the importance of science education in ensuring future generations remain creative, experimental, and evolutionarily competitive. Science education empowers students, says Nye. It fuels our curiosity in a way that is essential for the long term survival of humanity.

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Reptilian Bieber-mosh

Posted by doctore0 on February 18, 2015

Captain Disillusion explains the video compression artifact behind the reptilian alien conspiracy beliefs

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Orange School Board bans distribution of religious, political materials at school

Posted by doctore0 on February 11, 2015

Tada

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Genetic Modification — science vs belief

Posted by doctore0 on February 9, 2015

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Magic Hobbit ring gets 9-yo Texas boy suspended for making terroristic threats

Posted by doctore0 on February 3, 2015

Last week, a Texas grade school principal was forced to suspend a nine-year-old boy for making terroristic threats. Principal Roxanne Greer of Kermit Elementary School stood up to terrorism and suspended fourth grader, Aiden Stewart, for brandishing the Hobbit’s magic ring and threatening to make another classmate “disappear”.

True story bro

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Steven Pinker’s “Why free speech is fundamental”

Posted by doctore0 on February 1, 2015

First published as an editorial in the Boston Globe, January 27th, 2015.
Author is Harvard Professor and award winning writer, Steven Pinker.

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Professor Sapolsky Explains the Origin of Religion

Posted by doctore0 on January 20, 2015

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