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Creationist: Nye wrong about moonlight because Beethoven said so

Creationist Ray Comfort says Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is wrong about the moon because Beethoven wrote a song about it. Nye was famously booed while giving a 2006 talk in Waco, Texas, where he pointed out the moon merely reflected light from the sun ad did not produce its…

Tucker Carlson calls to ‘increase the stigma’ on mental illness after Navy Yard shootings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday suggested that the proper response to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was to “increase the stigma” around “certain forms” of mental illness. Police reports obtained from the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island indicated that gunman Aaron Alexis had told authorities…

Florida man beats daughter for 40 minutes to the tune of ‘Blurred Lines’

A Florida man is facing charges of felony child abuse after being accused of hitting his daughter for 40 minutes “to the beat” of Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines.” An Escambia County Sheriff’s report obtained by The Smoking Gun on Tuesday said that a complaint was filed against 40-year-old…

Gohmert calls for more guns because obesity isn’t caused by ‘too many spoons’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) responded to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard by calling for more people to be armed, and insisted that blaming guns was like saying that obesity was caused by “too many spoons.” In an interview on Tuesday, Newsmax’s John Bachman asked the Texas Republican if…

OSU students discover ‘some random guy’ squatting behind locked door in basement

Some Ohio State University students discovered “some random guy” had apparently been living in their off-campus house without their knowledge. The students told campus newspaper The Lantern that they became suspicious after hearing strange noises at their off-campus house. “We had been telling everyone the story of the ghost in…

Report: Exec overseeing U.S. Open security wanted guard dog for ‘some n*gger eating’

An executive for a security firm hired for the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other high-profile events is being sued for discrimination and retaliation after he allegedly sent racist emails calling African-Americans the N-word. Emails obtained by The New York Post showed that Contemporary Services Corp. Vice President for Special…

Climate change imperils Alaska’s king, snow crabs

Alaska’s Resilient Crabs Not Immune to Effects of Rapidly Acidifying Waters (via PBS News Hour) GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight, it’s north to Alaska for the first of three reports on climate change in the Arctic region. Our story was produced for the NewsHour by The Seattle Times, in partnership with…

Texas student wins scholarship after outing teacher for comparing atheism to smoking

A student recently told a group of humanists in Texas in that she won a scholarship by standing up for her beliefs after her high school teacher compared atheism to smoking cigarettes. At a Humanists of Houston meeting last week, 19-year-old Sara Elizabeth Sheppard explained that she decided to use…

Arizona man accused of beating girlfriend because she was too sick for sex

An Arizona man was arrested over the weekend after police said that he beat his girlfriend because she was too sick to have sex with him. According to The Arizona Republic, Mesa police said that 33-year-old Jose Perez assaulted his girlfriend after arriving home drunk on Sunday morning at around…

Father tells 6-year-old with 3 years of gun training to lie after shooting sister in face

A Wisconsin man is facing charges for allegedly telling his 6-year-old son, who had at least 3 years of firearms training, to lie after shooting his 4-year-old sister in the face with a shotgun. In late August, WKBT reported that Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in…

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