Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton

L.A. Museum of Natural History caves to pressure, removes reference to God

Los Angeles, CA — To most people it would seem harmless enough. But not to Jerry Coyne, an evolutionary biologist and militant atheist who opposes any mention of God or Intelligent Design in scientific discussions – or anywhere else, it would appear. According to the Los Angeles Times, the “offense” in question was a plaque posted in the new Nature Lab Read More ›

Sun over mountains
Sun over mountains
Photo by Brendan Miranda

Secularizing Middle Earth

With the release of part one of the film version of The Lord of the Rings this week, newspapers and magazines have been filled with articles exploring every aspect of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and his world of Middle Earth. Well, nearly every aspect. While journalists are enthusiastically detailing everything from Tolkien’s passion for inventing new languages to his views Read More ›