MEMBERS ONLY: Jordan Peterson's Bastardization Of Biology
Jordan Peterson has an amateurish understanding of evolutionary biology that he is unashamed to flaunt wherever he is asked to speak. Most famously, he compares lobster hierarchies to human ones -- two species that evolved separately over hundreds of millions of years. As an ...read more
Report: Staffers Frantically Stopped Trump Twitter Meltdown Over Old Global Warming Hoax
Politico published an article discussing how erratically Trump consumes news and how easy it is to slip him bullshit that he will then regurgitate on Twitter if left unattended like a four-year-old: Just days earlier, K.T. McFarland, the deputy national security adviser, had ...read more
Richard Dawkins Takes on God in 5 Easy Steps
Whether or not you agree with Richard Dawkins' views on Islam, religion or the meaning of life, you have to give it to the Oxford professor -- he cuts to the chase like no other and is supremely confident in his world view. Here he was disproving the notion of God in 5 easy ...read more
If Ben Carson Does Not Believe in Evolution, He is Not Qualified to Become President of the United States
It is entirely possible that the theory of evolution will change or be considered incomplete in time to come. It is also possible that the entire theory may be overthrown and replaced with completely different understanding of how life evolved and continues to evolve on planet ...read more
If the Pope Believes Man Made Climate Change is a Problem, So Should You
Potential GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush thinks climate change is happening, but doesn't know whether it is man made. Likewise, over 40% of Americans think it is a myth made up by liberal scientists. Meanwhile, Pope Francis - the head of the Catholic Church no less - is ...read more
The Only Bill Nye vs Ken Ham Debate Highlights You Need to See
Last night, Billy Nye 'The Science Guy' debated some creationist called Ken Ham on the age old question: "How did we get here?". Who is Ken Ham? It's irrelevant really, because he believes the world was created 6,000 years ago. In other words, he's completely crazy and ...read more
There Is No Debate Between Science and Creationism; Science is the Only 'Side'
I'd like to preface by saying I admire Bill Nye. He's one of those rare personalities who inspires us to learn more about the world and his contributions to education are indispensable. That said, I'm not quite sure why he agreed to debate Australian "young Earth" creationism ...read more
Ted Cruz's Dad Is Completely Nuts, Thinks Evolution and Gay Rights Are 'Communist Lies'
A video has surfaced recently of Rafael Cruz, father of Senater Ted Cruz, claiming that the gay rights movement and evolution are tools socialists use to aid "The destruction of the traditional family." In a sermon he gave in June of this year, Cruz senior told his followers: ...read more
Is Richard Dawkins Trolling Muslims?
All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though. - Richard Dawkins on Twitter Generally speaking, I'm a big fan of Richard Dawkins. I've read several of his books and listened to many of his ...read more
Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Creationism Edition!
In this weeks edition of 'Glenn Beck Comment Porn', we look at reader reactions to an article posted on The Blaze interviewing the maker of a documentary about creationism. The interview features 'faith leader' Ray Comfort, a New Zealand born evangelical Christian who believes ...read more
Why Are We Obsessed With Celebrities? Our DNA Provides a Clue
When it comes to celebrities, people often wonder why it is they are famous or even interesting. Why are they on the front cover of magazines and what possesses people to chase them around simply because they are, well, famous? Turns out some clever so-and-so has decided to look ...read more
Republicans Are Dominating State Politics, Destroying Science
Many of us are enjoying our post-election schadenfreude, observing as the Republican Party increasingly marginalizes itself, demographically and politically, and scrambles to cut a narrowing path to the White House while also attempting to shove the tea party demon back into its ...read more
Marco Rubio is Definitely Not a Scientist. Man.
By Bob Cesca: You might recall how Bobby Jindal suggested that Republicans should stop dumbing themselves down. I used this quote in yesterday's column, but it bears repeating: "It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre ...read more
Why it Pays to be Distracted
Quite often, it takes me hours to settle into writing a fairly straight forward piece for The Daily Banter. A blog post like this one should take 15 minute at the most, but I often find myself distracted by the dozens of other articles I have open on my web browser. This post ...read more
Free Markets and the Bastardization of Charles Darwin
By Ben Cohen: I had a conversation with a conservative friend over the weekend about the different economic philosophies being practiced in the US and Europe, and disagreed on which one is working. My friend argued that the only way out of the gigantic mess in Europe was to ...read more
America Needs To Start Listening More To Its Scientists
Listen harder, folks. 'Nearly all scientists (97%) say humans and other living things have evolved over time,' while only 61% of the public agrees, according to a new report (PDF, p. 37) from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Asked which comes closer to their ...read more
If You're Against Evolution, Take Your Kids Out Of School
Because you're simply teaching your kids to make life tough for teachers and disrupt the learning of others. God. (via) ...read more
When I Moved From Florida It Got Dumber, Now It Is Even Worse
The legislature down there in America's appendage passed a bill that calls for the theory of evolution (caution: may contain science-like material) to be downgraded to just contradictory noise in order to allow creationism based "intelligent design" into the classroom. This ...read more
Ben Sten's "Expelled" Is Denier's Paradise
There are actual stupid people who take the rantings of the evolution deniers seriously. This is a movie for them. In the new science-bashing movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Ben Stein and the rest of the filmmakers sincerely and seriously argue that Charles Darwin's ...read more