Fury over Richard Dawkins's burka jibe
as atheist tells of his 'visceral ...
The outspoken atheist Professor Richard
Dawkins has re-ignited the furore over the burka, describing it as a 'full
bin-liner thing'. ...
Atheist sues for grant refund from landmark
The Associated Press
LOUIS — An atheist is suing to force
the administrators of a towering cross in southern Illinois to return a
$20000 state grant toward its restoration, ...
Secular billboard aimed at Kentucky
Lexington Herald Leader
Coalition members include: Louisville
Atheists and Freethinkers, Louisville Secular Book Group, Kentucky Secular
Society, Atheist Women of Louisville, ...
Richard Dawkins compares burqa to 'bin
Picture: Kelly Barnes Source: AdelaideNow
BRITISH academic and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins has angered Muslim
groups by comparing the burqa to a trash ...
Atheists pay for anti-religion billboards
ABC Action News
EllenBeth Wachs of Lakeland has been
an atheist since she was 12-years old, and is now part of a non-profit
organization called the "Freedom from Religion ...
Fury as Dawkins compares burka to 'bin-liner'
By ninemsn staff Outspoken atheist Richard
Dawkins has re-ignited the debate over Muslim headscarves in Britain by
referring to the burqa as a "full ...
Religious controversy stirs up Western
KXLH Helena News
But Michael Burks, a Missoula businessman,
thinks that the decision was influenced by the Freedon From Religion Foundation,
an atheist group based in ...
BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
Not your grandmother's jokes
Comedian Doug Stanhope's cynical, taboo-bashing
stand-up is built on drugs, hookers, atheism and all sorts of stuff your
grandma would not approve of ...
Christopher Hitchens Discusses Death,
God, Prayer, and the Banality of Cancer
He is also an atheist and the author
of a book entitled "God is Not Great." With the Reaper now summoning
him, is Christopher Hitchens now rethinking his ...
Christopher Hitchens Confronts His Mortality
Christopher Hitchens, who has been given
a diagnosis of a very virulent kind of cancer, discusses his own mortality
and particularly how an atheist regards ...
Rachel Maddow: 'The War On Brains Is
Still Being Waged Every Day' (VIDEO)
... and Nevada Senate candidate Sharron
Angle refuses to believe that the Constitution provides for the separation
of church and state. ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Oklahoma City Community College professor
not returning after evolution fuss
The decision is his own, he said, though
it came after a student in the spring complained Talkington "glossed
over” evolution and instead taught creationism ...
Mimicking the Moon's Surface in the
ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2010) — A team
of scientists used an ion beam in a basement room at Los Alamos National
Laboratory to simulate solar winds on the surface of the Moon. The table-top
simulation helped confirm that the Moon is inherently dry...
Key Mechanism in Brain's Computation
of Sound Location Identified
ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2010) — New York
University researchers have identified a mechanism the brain uses to help
process sound localization. Their findings, which appear in the latest
edition of the journal PLoS Biology, focus on how the brain computes the
different arrival times of sound into each ear to estimate the location
of its source...
Looking for the Coolest Forms of Life
ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2010) — Two UK
scientists are travelling to one of the coldest places on Earth to help
them understand how life could exist on other planets in our Solar System...
Economic Status, Genetics Together Influence
ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2010) — Researchers
studying the genetic roots of antisocial behavior report that children
with one variant of a serotonin transporter gene are more likely to exhibit
psychopathic traits if they also grow up poor...
Novel Bee Venom Derivative Forms a Nanoparticle
'Smart Bomb' to Target Cancer Cells
ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2010) — The next
time you are stung by a bee, here's some consolation: a toxic protein in
bee venom, when altered, significantly improves the effectiveness liposome-encapsulated
drugs or dyes, such as those already used to treat or diagnose cancer.
This research, described in the August 2010 print issue of the FASEB Journal,
shows how modified melittin may revolutionize treatments for cancer and
perhaps other conditions, such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and
Robot Climbs Walls
ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2010) — Wielding
two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum,
a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted,
8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds -- the first such robot designed to
climb efficiently and move like human rock climbers or apes swinging through
Artificial Bee Eye Gives Insight Into
Insects’ Visual World
ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2010) — Despite
their tiny brains, bees have remarkable navigation capabilities based on
their vision. Now scientists have recreated a light-weight imaging system
mimicking a honeybee's field of view, which could change the way we build
mobile robots and small flying vehicles...
Quantum Networks Advance With Entanglement
of Photons, Solid-State Qubits
ScienceDaily (Aug. 5, 2010) — A team
of Harvard physicists led by Mikhail D. Lukin has achieved the first-ever
quantum entanglement of photons and solid-state materials. The work marks
a key advance toward practical quantum networks, as the first experimental
demonstration of a means by which solid-state quantum bits, or "qubits,"
can communicate with one another over long distances...
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Judge rules Greece Town Board can open
meetings with prayer
The group, Americans United for Separation
of Church and State, sued the town on behalf of two residents. Greece Town
Supervisor John Auberger said, ...
Course on Bible as literature will be
offered at two Chino Valley...
Contra Costa Times
Joe Conn, a spokesman for the Washington
DC-based nonprofit advocacy group Americans United for the Separation of
Church and State, said it was perfectly ...
Law prof: Paterson mosque plan may be
But Paterson's comments raised the hackles
of advocates of separation of church and state. Barry Lynn, executive director
of Americans United for Separation ...
SC City Council Affirms Prayer Policy
After Warning From Anti-Religion Group
The Freedom From Religion Foundation
(FFRF), a non-profit organization that advocates the "separation of
church and state," sent two letters to Mayor ...
Part of Dove World will go on tax rolls
Soon after the sign went up, Americans
United filed a complaint with the IRS, saying the separation of church
and state "bars intervention in partisan ...
Request for prayer site stirs debate
Charleston Post Courier
But Elder Edward Johnson's petition
fell square in the lap of the age-old debate about separation of church
and state. Johnson appealed to Summerville Town ...
Court sides with town in prayer case
By Alysa Stryker, staff writer The US
District Court ruled in favor of the Town of Greece after Americans United
For Separation of Church and State sued in ...
Locals waiting to wed disappointed by
same-sex marriage delay
Contra Costa Times
"We do have a separation of church
and state in this country and people need to respect that a little more,"
she said. "Your beliefs are your beliefs. ...