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Bill Nye rejects racial divisions as unscientific: ‘We are all one species’

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In the video embedded below, Bill “The Science Guy” Nye spoke with Real Time with Bill Maher producer Miles Leicher about the new edition of his book — Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation — which will be out in the fall.

The book, which is a direct refutation of Christian Creationism, came about after a debate between Nye and Creationist Ken Ham that took place last year.

During the discussion, Nye aired his views on race, which he said is an artificial, human-made construct that has no basis in science.

“In a very important sense,” said Nye, racial distinctions are meaningless and racism is “inappropriate, and I’ll show you why and you can run your own test yourself.”

Take a person like Leicher who is of European descent, Nye said. “If you were to have sex with a woman from China — southern China, western China — all you’re going to get’s a human.”

“Right,” said Leicher.

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“The only thing that’s going to come out is a human,” Nye said. “That’s because we’re all one species. We are all one race.”

“The only difference is the color of our skin,” he said, and that comes from how close your ancestors lived to the Equator or at high altitudes like Tibetans.

“There have always been tribes,” Nye continued, “but what we have to appreciate now is that we live in a global community. And tribal loyalties…they’re not relevant to our future.”

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CNN’s Erin Burnett schools Rick Santorum for claim Trump was right to fire pollsters with epic video

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On Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to spin the news that President Donald Trump fired his pollsters after leaks revealed that they showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden in key states — and CNN's Erin Burnett smacked him down with Trump's own words.

"The internal polls are probably not so great," said Santorum. "I think he fired them because they leaked, and maybe he feels that they were somehow responsible for that leak. But he is right that you don't worry about early polls. I ran in 20 elections. Maybe with the exception of three or four, I was behind in every early poll at this point in time, and I won a bunch of elections. So the reality is there's a long way to go. And the president sometimes, I know this is going to shock you, overreacts to these things."

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Trump has an ‘invulnerable reality distortion field’ — that makes Republicans defend the indefensible: GOP strategist

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Republicans are put in a difficult position by President Donald Trump's refusal to accept reality, a top GOP strategist explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Anchor Kasie Hunt played a clip of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attempting to defend Trump's public statements that he could accept foreign election interference in hopes of being re-elected in 2020 despite his lousy poll numbers.

GOP strategist Michael Steel offered his analysis of the situation facing Republicans.

"This is the hardest thing for every surrogate of President Trump and every Congressional Republican to deal with," Steel explained. "His position is wrong. His position is indefensible. His position, even when he cleaned it up, wasn’t really right."

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Ex-DOJ lawyer explains how Trump is engaged in a cover-up — and it has nothing to do with Russia

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On Monday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," former White House attorney and law professor Neal Katyal walked anchor Ari Melber through the egregious ways President Donald Trump has abused executive privilege — and is covering up more than just the Russia scandal.

"Executive privilege is this concept, Ari, that goes all the way back to the founding, the idea that presidents should have some zone of secrecy around them, to have confidential deliberations and decision making," said Katyal. "I've been in two different administrations and I would say particularly President Obama was really careful to make sure that he wouldn't invoke executive privilege unless absolutely necessary. He only invoked it once in eight years, even though many years he had Congress opposed to him in terms of being from the opposite party."

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