Aron Ra is a science communicator and secular activist with roughly 150,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. His videos promoting scientific skepticism, secular politics and humanist values have been mirrored, featured, referenced, and recommended by many professional scientists, secularists, and educators.
He is Director of the Phylogeny Explorer Project—a navigable online encyclopaedic depiction of the entire taxonomic tree of life. He produces the Living Science Lessons classroom supplement video series teaching high school biology according to national standards, and unapologetically includes explanations of evolution, climate change, deep-time and other culturally controversial topics in America’s “Bible Belt”.
Aron is best known for contesting Texas' State Board of Education in its attempts to denigrate evolution and teach notions of conservative Christian creationism in both science and history classrooms of public schools. Aron is also the author of Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism.
Against highly improbable odds, Aron is running for the Texas State Senate in 2018, in a predominantly right-wing Republican conservative Christian district.