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War on Humans: Assisted Suicide Isn't "Death with Dignity"

It's "Death with Aesthetics." The death pushers are causing more harm than they will ever know. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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On the Barnes & Noble Shelving Fiasco, Readers Offer Further Insight, Amusement

It seems the decision to put Meyer in the Christianity section and Dawkins's God Delusion under Science was not made locally. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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In Search of Exoplanets: Defining Habitable Space Bodies

Bill Nye, among others, has speculated that "We May Discover Life on Europa." Daniel Bakken
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Evolution in a new PRRI survey

Attitudes toward evolution and the compatibility of science and religion were addressed in a new survey (PDF) from the Public Religion Research Institute (which, as NCSE previously reported, was mainly focused on climate change).  Presented with "Evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth," 24% of respondents completely agreed, 29% mostly agreed, 14% mostly disagreed, and 27% completely disagreed, with 5% of respondents saying that they didn't know or refusing to answer.

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Climate change in a new PRRI survey

A new survey (PDF) from the Public Religion Research Institute hopes to help to explain, in the words of its report's subtitle, "Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate Change, Environmental Policy, and Science." Included in the survey was a series of questions probing beliefs about climate change and its causes.

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Corrected textbooks adopted in Texas

The Texas state board of education voted to adopt a slate of social studies textbooks for use in the state on November 21, 2014. Among the books approved were several textbooks that, after criticism from NCSE and its allies in the scientific, educational, and civil liberties communities, were revised by their publishers (including Pearson and McGraw-Hill) to eliminate misrepresentations of climate science.

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Creationist legislation in Brazil

A bill introduced in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies would, if enacted, require creationism to be taught in the country's public and private schools.

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On the road again with NESCent

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

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Opposition to new science standards in South Dakota?

A South Dakota state senator dislikes a proposed new set of state science standards, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader (November 18, 2014). At a November 17, 2014, public hearing — the second of four — on the standards, Phil Jensen (R-District 33) expressed concern about the treatment of evolution and climate change.

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Further progress in Texas

"McGraw-Hill, the second-largest educational publisher in the world, has removed key passages from a proposed Texas textbook that cast doubt on climate science," reports the National Journal (November 17, 2014). 

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Philae craft lands on comet

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:21
Rosetta headquarters announced a few moments ago that the Philae lander is now sitting on the surface of the comet and transmitting data. Unfortunately, the European Space Agency is not exactly releasing a trove of pictures. I know this is not biology, but where did you think those hydrocarbons came from in the first place?... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Michael Denton Rocks the Museum of Flight as Privileged Species Premieres in Seattle to a Packed House

Imagine you find an elaborately cut key, carry it with you for years, then stick it in a random door lock -- and it opens! David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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More on Chimps Searching for Treats Under Cups

Nicholas Wade writes about the domestication of the dog from wolves, in East Asia, and the evolutionary question mark that leaves behind. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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For Artificial Intelligence, Humor Is a Bridge Too Far

Thoughtful reader Paul comments on Erik Larson's article "Yes, 'We've Been Wrong About Robots Before,' and We Still Are." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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From the Annals of Science: Chimp Cultures Are Less Complex than Human Cultures

Who would have thought? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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One Thing Comet Probe Hubbub Has Right: Water Is Vital to Life Chemistry

With the landing of a probe on comet 67P, excitement has centered on the idea that life arose in water carried here by comets. Daniel Bakken
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European Space Probe Lands on Comet, Heralded by Overheated Promises of Solving the Enigma of Life

At best, closely examining a comet may illustrate a scenario whereby organic molecules were delivered to our planet, or to another. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Yes, "We've Been Wrong About Robots Before," and We Still Are

"Superintelligence" and the supposed "dangers" it poses to humanity are about where the global-warming scare was circa 2005. Erik J. Larson
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Privileged Species with Michael Denton, the Antidote to Cosmos, Will Have Its Southern California Premiere on Friday

A gorgeous new documentary investigates the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that make human life and the life of other organisms possible. Evolution News & Views
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Sibling Theories, Fraternal Twins: What Darwinian Evolution and the Multiverse Have in Common

Cosmologists Hiranya Peiris and Matt Johnson seek evidence in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) for past collisions of bubble universes with our own. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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