Stories by Dan Arel

Dan Arel is the author of Parenting Without God and blogs at Danthropology. Follow him on Twitter @danarel.  subscribe to Dan Arel's feed

Posted on: Oct 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

'Let's not create the impression of a positive evaluation of same-sex relationships!'

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Evolutionary biologist parts ways with other atheists.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Huckabee threatens the GOP over gay marriage while fundamentalists fight renowned physicist.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Even Alcoholics Anonymous was a target for religious zealots.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A Baptist breakup, FSU's new president flunks science, and Duck Dynasty goes to Washington.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The faithful are spinning out of control.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Headlines from the spiritual and the secular.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: Dangerous Little Books

Children should be prepared to question everyone and everything.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In an interview with AlterNet, Tyson talks about the success of his TV show 'Cosmos.'

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An essay in 'Nature' says we all believe in god, no matter what. Can it be right?

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Faith-based organizations find many ways to game the system to their advantage.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republicans are the biggest haters.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A special interest creationist group is trying to undermine science education.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: Salon

A recent outbreak of measles has been traced to one individual child — a stark reminder of a public health crisis.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

CJ Werleman's new book proves that simply being an atheist does not make one smart or educated about politics.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some states have attempted to pass bills that either remove evolution from the curriculum or allow teachers to offer alternative theories.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Each of Cosmos's 13 episodes inspired a mixture of panic and outrage from the religious right.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why wouldn't creationists try to save the earth they believe God created?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tyson sets his sights on the deep drivers of climate change.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why do networks like CNN suggest that climate change is up for debate?

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The anti-science patrol is again attacking Neil deGrasse Tyson, this time over his take on the origins of life, the economy and climate change.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rational thought and evidence are the creationists' biggest enemies.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tyson puts the fear into the anti-science crowd.

Posted on: May 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's hard to please the dogmatic creationists, who fundamentally hate science.

Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Washington Times contributor finds it frustrating that scientists don't default to God.

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Answers in Genesis refute science with the Bible and lose. Again.

Posted on: May 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Episode 7 of Cosmos provokes the ire of the creationist Discovery Institute.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This kind of thinking is what stunts scientific growth in the US and around the world.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Tyson's "Cosmos" is quickly becoming public enemy #1 for the creationist crowd as millions of people tune in and learn about the wonders of the universe.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Each week’s episode of Tyson's "Cosmos" drives creationists to the brink of insanity.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Jim DeMint of the leading right-wing corporate think tank in DC tries to rewrite history.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These politicians vote as they believe the Bible tells them to.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Computer scientist at MIT hits on a compelling correlation between growing internet use and the decline of religious affiliation in the US.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's a big disruption to the Christian right argument that you need a belief in God to live morally.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Two new Republican proposals could be a boon for the prospects of publicly funded religious education.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Watching the Christian Right struggle to counter "Cosmos" each week is like watching a frightened, cornered animal that knows it's about to die.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If there is one thing all atheists have in common politically it is that we are not the religious right.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why famous TV scientist Bill Nye shouldn't debate a religious extremist like Ken Ham.