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What Shall We Call Our Transhumanist Future?

Members of the materialist religious denomination of futurists, often known as transhumanists, are having a bit of a tussle. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Biology's Quiet Revolution

Huge unanswered questions remain, and they will only be answered by going beyond the discredited myth that "DNA makes RNA makes protein makes us." Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
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Are Biologists Rejecting Neo-Darwinian Evolution?

Many examples could be cited where evolutionary biologists are specifically critiquing the core tenets of neo-Darwinism. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Alternative Splicing: The Film Editor of the Genome

Combinatorial flexibility adds another level of complexity to an already super-complex genome. Evolution News & Views
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Still Awaiting Engagement: A Reply to Robert Bishop on Darwin's Doubt

What matters is whether any of these theories can explain what needs to be explained: the origin of novel animal body plans and the biological information necessary to produce them. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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Proposed Texas textbooks distort climate change facts

"An examination of how proposed social studies textbooks for Texas public schools address climate change reveals distortions and bias that misrepresent the broad scientific consensus on the phenomenon," charged the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science Education in a joint press release issued on September 15, 2014.

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JREF award for NCSE's Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott, the former executive director of NCSE and the present chair of its Advisory Council, received the James Randi Educational Foundation's Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 12, 2014.

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Ohio's antiscience bill unimproved

Ohio's House Bill 597 is still a threat to the integrity of science education in the Buckeye State, NCSE's Glenn Branch told Ohio Public Radio (September 8, 2014). 

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Wolfhart Pannenberg dies

The distinguished theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg died on September 5, 2014, at the age of 85, according to his former student Philip Clayton, posting at the Theoblogy blog (September 7, 2014).

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Santer in 97 Hours of Consensus

Ben Santer, a member of NCSE's board of directors, is among the ninety-seven climate scientists featured in Skeptical Science's 97 Hours of Consensus campaign. Launched on September 7, 2014, the campaign features an hourly statement on climate change from, along with a playful caricature of, ninety-seven leading climate scientists.

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Does AIG lie about Affirmative Action?

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
Acting on a tip, I checked out Careers at Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum and investigated CAD Technician Designer, Ark Encounter. After clicking “Apply for This Position,” I came upon a pop-up that informed me, Answers in Genesis, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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House Bill 597 enshrines ignorance

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
The more I think about this the madder I get. In a Facebook comment on my previous post, Anne Jefferson made a trenchant point: We’re not going to teach about process, but we’re going to expect students to critically evaluate? Right. She’s exactly right. Here’s the relevant language from the Bill: (iii) The standards in science shall … focus on academic and scientific knowledge rather than scientific processes; and encourage students to analyze, critique, and... Richard B. Hoppe
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Revised Ohio Bill still guts science education, adds 'strengths and weaknesses' language

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
The authors of House Bill 597, which is aimed at derailing the Common Core standards in Ohio, have revised it (PDF). (Columbus Dispatch story here). Their revisions now embody the ‘strength and weaknesses’ trope of creationists. The Bill now says (iii) The standards in science shall be based in core existing disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics; incorporate grade-level mathematics and be referenced to the mathematics standards; focus on academic and scientific knowledge rather than... Richard B. Hoppe
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Science & Human Origins: Interview with Dr. Ann Gauger

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of Science & Human Origins and senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute. In recent years, human origins has become an especially hot...
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Another Example of Convergent Biochemical Evolution: Caffeine

Sounds like a candidate for explanation via common design to me. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Books and Journals Continue to Promote Misrepresentations of Copernicus and Human Exceptionalism

A review in Nature shows how entrenched the Copernican "demotion" myth remains, even after scholarly works have refuted it. Evolution News & Views
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Self-Folding Robot Suggests Answer to Common Objection to Intelligent Design

The objection, stated in various forms by thinkers dating back to David Hume, goes something like this. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Ohio out of the frying pan

The antiscience provision was removed from Ohio's House Bill 597 by the House Rules and Reference Committee on September 4, 2014 — only to be replaced by a provision requiring students to "review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the standards."

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Facebook: n > 80,000

A milestone: there are now over 80,000 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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Two Flagella Are Better than One

...and two papers about flagella are better for pointing out their intelligent design. Evolution News & Views
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