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Congratulations to David Morrison

NCSE is pleased to congratulate David Morrison, who received the 2015 Education Prize from the American Astronomical Society.

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Open Message to Congress on Net Neutrality

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:31
I get email. One of the email messages I got yesterday was from Battle for the Net, a group advocating strong net neutrality rules enforced by the FCC under Title II. In the House of Congress, there is a move by Reps. Thune and Upton to propose and pass legislation that claims to establish “net […]
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Bill to unblock NGSS advances in Wyoming

Wyoming's House Bill 23 (PDF) was unanimously passed by the House Education Committee, according to the Casper Star-Tribune (January 20, 2015), and now proceeds to the floor of the House.

 

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In Holland, "Extreme" Ringing in the Ears Is Grounds for Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a voracious beast, its hunger never assuaged. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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The Goalposts of Intelligent Design: Explaining Innovation

Everyone in Seattle is Seahawks-crazy now, so the football reference is well timed, at least. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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A Stable Atmosphere: Another Reason Our Planet Is Special

There are many reasons the Earth shouldn't have one. Daniel Bakken
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At BioLogos, Stephen Meyer Clarifies the Disagreement Separating Intelligent Design from Theistic Evolution

The theory of intelligent design has supporters and detractors both among religious believers and among atheists and agnostics. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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In the Darwin Debate, How Long Before the Tide Turns in Favor of Intelligent Design?

You can't keep claiming forever that ID is just "religion" or "politics" when the ID camp is producing legitimate science, and even non-ID scientists keep confirming ID's predictions. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Evolutionarily Unrelated Animals Use Geomagnetic Navigation

Birds, turtles, and salmon: you couldn't find a motlier group of unrelated animals, but they all share an amazing skill. Evolution News & Views
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Live on ESPN, Sportscaster Dave Pasch Offers to Educate a Colleague on "Irreducible Complexity"

With our hometown Seattle Seahawks battling the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship, basketball just now is not the sport of the hour. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Indiana's antiscience bill in the news

"Call it a back-door approach to failed attempts to chip away at state standards on teaching evolution and to bring creationism into the public school classroom," wrote the Lafayette, Indiana, Journal and Courier (January 20, 2015), referring to Senate Bill 562, which if enacted would deprive administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies."

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Antiscience legislation in Indiana

Indiana's Senate Bill 562, introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Education & Career Development on January 20, 2015, is the second antiscience bill of the year, following Missouri's House Bill 486.

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No, two-thirds of all cancers are not caused by bad luck

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:56
I am sure we all read it in the papers several weeks ago: Two-thirds of all cancers are caused by bad luck. The New York Times said so. Science magazine, which published the original article said so too. Only problem, the original article did not say that, and to her credit, Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, the Science reporter who “said so too,” corrected the record in a sort of meditation on the difficulty of getting difficult scientific... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Kenneth Miller Steps on Darwin's Achilles Heel

Darwinism is hounded relentlessly by an unshakeable limitation. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
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From PBS, Nonjudgmentalism on Belgian Euthanasia

Well, at least they reported accurately that Belgium doctors euthanize mentally ill people. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Problem 4: Natural Selection Struggles to Fix Advantageous Traits in Populations

In 2008, 16 biologists from around the world convened in Altenberg, Austria, to discuss problems with the modern neo-Darwinian model of evolution. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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The Many Paths of Kenneth Miller

Once you have jumped over the Grand Canyon, there are multiple pretty trails you can explore. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
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Congratulations to Richard Lewontin

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Richard Lewontin on being named as a recipient of the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences for 2015.

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Facebook: n > 90,000

A milestone: there are now over 90,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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