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Disproving evolution won’t save creationism, atheist activist says

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Disproving evolution cannot save creationism, a prominent atheist activist told a convention of free thinkers.

“Even if a god appeared and started poofing things out of nothing, that still wouldn’t prove the Bible because that collection of contrived and plagiarized fairy tales has already been disproved beyond redemption, and not even the existence of god could change that,” the video blogger Aron Ra said Sunday during Apostacon.

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The annual conference of humanists and free thinkers gathered Friday through Sunday in Omaha, Neb.

Aron Ra discussed his efforts in his home state, Texas, to improve science education standards and fight back creationist themes in textbooks.

“To live in a society that thinks that anything that is not explained by science is explained by god, thus to denigrate science, is to promote religion, so they repackage creationist arguments as scientific weaknesses of evolution,” Aron Ra said.

He told the gathering that he’d tried to teach the theory of evolution to Texas school board members when they were setting up classroom standards.

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“I failed, and I’m not at all surprised that I did,” Aron Ra said.

Aron Ra told the conference that ignorance of evolution and the rejection of scientific methodology allowed the Christian right to indoctrinate students into believing things that can’t be proven.

“Religion always presents the first and biggest obstacle to any attempted improvement, even when we try to defend freedom of religion,” he said.

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Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, below:

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Trump exonerates himself in weird third-person tweet: ‘President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal’

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President Donald Trump declared himself exonerated by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in an early morning tweet.

The president tagged Lewandowski, who testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, and "Fox & Friends" in a Twitter post reacting to coverage of the congressional hearing.

"As Corey Lewandowski stated very clearly yesterday in front of the House Judiciary Committee, President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal," Trump tweeted about himself. "But they all know that. The Democrats are hurting our Country, and getting nothing done. Shameful!"

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‘Trump people lie — we know that’: Ex-House GOP staffer shreds Democrats for letting Lewandowski off the hook

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski denounced President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as "rude" and "insolent" -- but her fellow "Morning Joe" panelists ripped House Democrats for letting him off the hook with obstructing their investigation.

Lewandowski turned the House Judiciary Committee hearing into a "circus," Brzezinski said, and panelists agreed he unlawfully claimed executive privilege, and a former Republican House staffer said he should have been charged with contempt of Congress.

"He was a mini Trump," Brzezinski said. "You can speak to Corey Lewandowski in real life, and often you can see someone who doesn't seem like Trump. In front of the cameras, he was playing for an audience of one. He was rude, he was insolent, he was stonewalling and, ultimately, being revealed to be a liar after being shown that he went on a national TV show, Ari Melber, it's not like a camera was shoved in his face, and he chose to lie to the American people."

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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