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Dawkins on Capitol Hill: ‘Ignoramus’ Christian creationists are holding America back

Secularists and skeptics Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker appeared on Capitol Hill on Monday to argue on behalf of support for science in the U.S. and a cultural move away from religious myths. The two men appeared on behalf of the Secular Coalition for America. A reporter asked Dawkins about…

Language pedantry: UR DOING IT WRONG

Steven Pinker should be given a weekly column in the New York Times to write about the foibles of language pedants and why they’re usually wrong, for two major reasons: 1) He’s good at it. 2) It would occupy his time so that he’d have less of it for pushing…