Science

The 'Best Arguments for God's Existence' Are Actually Terrible
January 16, 2014

The most common critique leveled at New Atheists is that we attack only puerile, fundamentalist forms of religion, and never engage with the “best” arguments of the faithful: those adumbrated by Sophisticated Theologians™.

Did God Make These Babies Moral?
Intelligent Design's oldest attack on evolution is as popular as ever
January 13, 2014

Intelligent Design's oldest attack on evolution is as popular as ever.

This Organ Separates Humans From Animals
January 10, 2014

The only difference between us and apes is the size of our brain.

These Scientists Figured Out How to Make Objects Levitate
January 10, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Today’s news from the world of Awesome Science comes from the University of Tokyo, where a team has been levitating and controlling objects using sound. Here’s the video:

The Republican Reaction to the Polar Vortex Explains Why So Many Scientists Are Democrats
January 08, 2014

When I walked to work Tuesday morning, it was 4 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature I've experienced in the last two years living in Washington, D.C.

Ross Douthat is Wrong About Me (and God)
January 07, 2014

More cluelessness attacks on atheism in the New York Times

Two Physicists are Looking for Time Travelers on Facebook
January 03, 2014

Time travelers may still be out there. But according to this scientific study, they're not hanging out on Facebook, Twitter, or even Googe Plus.

Bill Nye is Helping the Discredited Creationists He's Planning to Debate
January 03, 2014

This is why, when you debate against people who don't believe in science, you always lose. (Plus, they get to use the admission fees to fund their discredited "Creation Museum.")

Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
December 27, 2013

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

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