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Police say man caught downloading child porn on his phone while being interviewed by police

Perhaps, when one is being interviewed by police about the thousands of child pornography images police appear to have discovered on one’s computer, it is advisable to turn off your phone. A public defender entered Walter Louis Gafvert III’s not guilty plea to the felony count of possessing child pornography…

Hemant Mehta on rising atheism among millenials: ‘It’s not that Christianity is unpopular, it’s that it’s untrue.’

Dueling young columnists discussed the rise of atheism among millenials Sunday morning on CNN. Rachel Evans, an evangelical blogger, attributed the number of millenials abandoning the church to a loss of connection to the traditional religious values of service and spiritual connection, and not superficial questions of style. “I think…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson describes the joys of zombie insect fungi and you

The highly-acclaimed recent video game release “The Last of Us” inspired a question to noted scientist and public intellectual Neil deGrasse Tyson on the StarTalk Radio show Friday. Could the real-life zombie fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, that infects some species of tropical ants turning them into “zombie insects” actually affect humans?…

Former Sen. Wyden staffer: ‘Most members of Congress have not even seen the secret legal interpretations’ behind FISA

President Obama’s stated desire for an “open debate and democratic process” about the U.S. government’s surveillance activities met with open disbelief by a prominent former congressional staffer — Jennifer Hoelzer, who recently left service as deputy chief of staff to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) — after the President’s press conference…

Mother of ‘Messiah’ ordered to change baby’s name after Christian judge rules it a conflict with her beliefs

A baby named “Messiah” must be renamed, according to a judge in Tennessee, because Messiah is a ‘earned’ title in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The mother, Jaleesa Martin of Newport, Tenn., is appealing the decision handed down by Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew, who renamed the 7-month-old child “Martin DeShawn McCullough,”…

Obama rodeo clown at Missouri state fair draws protest

“I felt like I was at a Klan rally,” Missouri State Fair goer Perry Beam told Raw Story, his outrage stoked by watching a rodeo crowd whoop and holler at a clown wearing an Obama mask while an announcer asked “Who wants to see Obama get trampled?” this weekend. The…

Conservative media’s attacks on climate science effectively erode viewers’ belief in scientists

When conservatives come away from Fox News feeling ever more certain that climate change is a hoax, it may have something to do with an overall attack on scientists as authorities to be trusted. So argues a paper published in the August issue of peer-reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science,…

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