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Dan Savage Makes A Compelling Argument Against Sexual Monogamy on StarTalk: WATCH

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In his many years of doling out frank and sex-positive relationship advice, there’s one idea that Dan Savage has repeatedly revisited in the hopes of making his fans’ love lives better: human monogamy just isn’t all that natural. So many couples struggle with the fact that sexual desire for other people doesn’t just go away once they enter into committed monogamous relationships. The issue, Savage reasons, stems from the fact that most societies have failed to differentiate between social monogamy and sexual monogamy. In the latest episode of Neil Degrasse Tyson’s StarTalk, Savage outlines how historically we’ve held human sexuality up to unrealistic standards that have done more harm than good.

“All of these birds we used to look to and think ‘why can’t we be monogamous like birds,” Savage lays out. [We assumed] they would mate for life and we would measure our failure as humans to live up to the standards set by these damned birds. Well along comes genetic testing and we find out that these birds are screwing around with each other constantly.”

Listen to more of Savage’s interview with Neil Degrasse Tyson and get Bill Nye's take on the evolution of human sexuality AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Evolution Of Dogs, With Bill Nye: VIDEO

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Following up his delightful video explaining evolution with emojis, science guy Bill Nye delves into the evolution of the dog. While not an in-depth dissertation - the video is only 3.5 minutes, after all - he hits on the major points, such as how the evolution of dogs was very likely a deliberate human intervention. Domestic foxes, for example, develop doglike physical characteristics such as floppy ears in as little as three generations.

He also ties in the comparison between breed and race, in that both are artificial constructs. Two dogs, whatever the breed, will result in more dogs; two humans, whatever the race, will result in more humans.

You can watch him explain it all AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bill Nye Explains Evolution Using Emojis: VIDEO

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Scientist Bill Nye uses emojis to explain the theory of evolution in a recent YouTube video. Right wingers will no doubt continue to deny evolution's validity despite how easy Nye makes the subject to understand. Watch Nye break things down in a digestible, fun way for the rest of us AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Oliver Hosts a Must-See Climate Change Debate: VIDEO

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As is becoming standard, it takes a fake news comedy show rather than major news outlets to report on the facts as they are instead of catering to excessive spin, bias, and false equivalencies.

A Statistically Representative Climate Change DebateOn this past Sunday's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver shines a light on the absurdity surrounding the climate change "debate." What he points out is that the major news outlets frame the debates with a one-on-one false equivalency, typically with "bullying scare-monger" Bill Nye arguing for the existence of climate change and "some dude" against, giving the misleading impression that the topic is still open for debate.

Oliver decides to balance things out a bit on his show and has Bill Nye, along with 96 others, argue against 3 "deniers" for what he calls "A Stastically Representative Climate Change Debate." Bedlam ensues after about half a second.

You can watch Oliver's report and subsequent debate AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bill Nye Scolds Climate Change Denying Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

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This Sunday on Meet the Press, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) sat down with David Gregory to discuss the science of climate change and whether a correlation can be discerned between America's recent bouts of extreme weather and human created climate change. However, the conversation was stunted by Congresswoman Blackburn's apparent refusal to concede that climate change is real, man-made or possibly influencing weather events such as the Polar Vortex or the drought in California, as Time points out:

“Neither [Bill Nye] nor I are a climate scientist. He is an engineer and actor, I am a member of Congress. And what we have to do is look at the information that we get from climate scientists,” said Blackburn. “There is not agreement around the fact of exactly what is causing this.”

Nye was less than receptive to the congresswoman's introduction of "doubt" into the equation:

“We have overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing. That you cannot tie any one event to that is not the same as doubt about the whole thing,” said Nye. “There is no debate in the scientific community. I encourage the Congresswoman to really look at the facts. You are our leader. We need you to change things, not deny what’s happening...For me, as a guy who grew up in the U.S., I want the U.S. to lead the world in this,” he said. “These are huge opportunities, and the more we mess around with this denial, the less we’re going to get done.”

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Pat Robertson Knocks Creationist Ken Ham for 'Making a Joke of Himself' at Debate: VIDEO

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Televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to last night's debate between 'Science Guy' Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham by attacking Ham.

Robertson doesn't "believe in evolution as nontheistic" but he begs creationist Ken Ham to "not make a joke of ourselves" with his ridiculous theory that everything on Earth has been around for a few thousand years.:

"Let’s face it, there was a bishop [Ussher] who added up the dates listed in Genesis and he came up with the world had been around for 6,000 years. There ain’t no way that’s possible. To say that it all came about in 6,000 years is just nonsense and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible."

He added: "Let’s be real, let’s not make a joke of ourselves."

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