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Teaching about climate change can be injurious to your academic freedom

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2016-09-20 02:15
By Gaythia Weis. An uproar fanned by the right-wing media has left a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor and two instructors with quite a tightrope walk. The uproar involves an online humanities and environmental health class at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, entitled “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age.” The three faculty members (and others) may have to walk softly when teaching courses that may be a subject of public controversy.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Categories: Pro-Science News

Minor Euthanized in Belgium, and It's Legal

As Yuval Levin has noted, eliminating suffering has become the overriding purpose of society. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Categories: Anti-Science News

NCSE's Rosenau in TES

NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed a column about the NCSE/Penn State survey (PDF) of climate change education in the United States to TES (September 19, 2016).

Categories: Pro-Science News

U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer ScienceDebate 2016 Questions

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2016-09-19 16:58
Science Debate questions and answers here. I have not read the responses yet. From a press release we received this morning from Science Debate: U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer ScienceDebate 2016 Questions WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2016 –Three of the four major candidates for United States president have responded to America’s Top 20 Presidential Science, Engineering, Technology, Health and Environmental Questions. The nonprofit advocacy group ScienceDebate.org has posted their responses online at http://sciencedebate.org/20answers. Hillary Clinton, Donald... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Categories: Pro-Science News

Selasphorus platycerus

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2016-09-19 16:58
Photograph by Vivian Dullien. Photography contest, finalist. Selasphorus platycerus – broad-tailed hummingbird, male.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Categories: Pro-Science News

Computer Scientist Joshua Swamidass Argues: Cancer "Casts Serious Doubt" on Intelligent Design

In what way does cancer, a destructive disease, have anything to do with evolving new species? Evolution News & Views
Categories: Anti-Science News

Language Is a Rock Against Which Evolutionary Theory Wrecks Itself

Language is the tool by which we think abstractly. It is sui generis. It is a gift, a window into the human soul. Michael Egnor
Categories: Anti-Science News

Excerpt: The Soul of the Matter, Chapter 5

A series of sharp tones jolted Stephen. The processing of the first set of information was complete. Bruce Buff
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Excerpt: The Soul of the Matter, Chapter 4

It was difficult for a materialist like Alex, who believed only in the natural world, to think that the coded information was based on DNA. Bruce Buff
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In Conclusion: An Overview of the Body's Amazing, Irreducibly Complex Systems

Look at yourself in the mirror and wonder at an awesome mystery. Howard Glicksman
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Science, Scientism, and the "Intellectual Yet Idiot"

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, of Black Swan fame, offers a wonderful and insightful tirade. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Excerpt: The Soul of the Matter, Chapter 3

Stephen Bishop would soon have the power to reshape the world -- for good. The universe's greatest secrets were within his reach. Bruce Buff
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If These Critics of Intelligent Design Are Right, Then Evolution Can't Be Tested

Doug Axe and his colleagues Ann Gauger and Mariclair Reeves tested evolution in the lab at the most fundamental possible level. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

The War on Robert Atkins Goes On

PETA and other animal rights zealots went to war against Dr. Atkins because he promoted a low carb diet as a healthy way to lose weight. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Categories: Anti-Science News

Surprise Grows Over Importance of Previously Dismissed Portions of the Genome

The myth of junk DNA continues to disintegrate. Evolution News & Views
Categories: Anti-Science News

Eric Metaxas on "Evolution's Can Opener"

"There's an old story about a chemist, a physicist, and an economist stranded on a desert island with nothing to eat but a can of soup." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Psychologists Say "Awe" in the Face of Nature Is a Problem for Science

If we could take a pill that dulled the sense of wonder, would these professors recommend it? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

"Nature Rights" Goes to Court

Before you chortle, "It will never happen here," remember: It only takes one ideological judge who wants to make history. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Categories: Anti-Science News

Michael Behe: Is That MEGA-Plate Antibiotic Resistance Video Evidence for Evolution, or Devolution?

Dr. Behe talked with Discovery Institute's Sarah Chaffee about a Science article and Harvard Medical School video in the news. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Intelligent Design Is the Backdrop for a Dan Brown-Style Thriller -- Bruce Buff's The Soul of the Matter

In a pretty effective and tense new novel, an MIT geneticist believes he has found evidence, codes within codes, for intelligent programming behind evolution. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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