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More Papal Impersonators -- Now in Gnostic Masks

You don't need "conscious evolution" to appreciate nature or want to protect it. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Calling Karl Giberson: Human "Tail" in the News

The story is that a boy in India was born with a 7-inch tail and today is worshipped as the incarnation of a monkey god. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The CSI Effect

"Once a jury hears something scientific, there's a kind of mythical infallibility to it." But is that true only of juries? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Like a Grandfather Clock: The Splicesome's Intricate Dance of Parts

One of the most complex molecular machines in the body has now revealed its inner workings in more detail than ever before. Evolution News & Views
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Milestone: 500 Reviews for Darwin's Doubt at Amazon

No controversy about evolution, you say? Oh that controversy! Evolution News & Views
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Somebody Thinks He Speaks for the Pope

One of the first things a Catholic scholar is supposed to understand is that you have to explain your terms. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Women, Wallace, Evolution, and Eugenics

Eugenics has haunted the history of the feminist movement. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
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Oklahoma science standards adopted

On June 19, 2014, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin approved the state's adoption of a new set of science standards, according to US News & World Report (June 20, 2014), despite the objections of state legislators to their inclusion of climate science.

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Good news for evolution in Britain

The British government recently clarified and extended its ban on teaching creationism in academies, according to a June 18, 2014, press release from the British Humanist Association, which congratulated the government "on its robust stand on this issue." 

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Wyoming churches endorse NGSS

The Wyoming Association of Churches endorsed the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, according to the Casper Star-Tribune (June 16, 2014).

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AGU award for NCSE's Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott, the former executive director of NCSE and the current chair of its Advisory Council, will receive a Presidential Citation for Science and Society from the American Geophysical Union at a reception in Washington DC on June 17, 2014.  

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Understanding creationism, III: An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
By David MacMillan. 3. You don’t evolve, your species does. Creationists often conceptualize evolution as something which is purely vertical: successive changes from parent to child to grandchild to great-grandchild accumulating over time. They can hardly be faulted for this misconception, because this view seems to be shared by the general public and even reinforced by the sometimes-imprecise explanations and depictions of evolution by museums and science educators. Evolutionary adaptation, however, does not happen in... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Climate and creationism

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
The economist Paul Krugman has come to the “somewhat surprising conclusion” that global warming denial is not mainly about vested economic interests but rather asks us to think about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution. Along come some scientists declaring that unrestricted pursuit of self-interest... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Anas cyanoptera

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
Anas cyanoptera – cinnamon teal, Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Freshwater: Board's Brief in Response filed with SCOTUS

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
The Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Board of Education has filed its Brief in Opposition to Freshwater’s petition for a writ of certiori with the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS). Recall that Freshwater asked SCOTUS to overturn his firing on the ground that it violated his First Amendment rights, and that prohibiting his teaching the “scientific strengths and weaknesse of biological evolution” also violates the First Amendment. I haven’t found an online version of the Brief... Richard B. Hoppe
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Meyer's Hopeless Monster, Part III

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
The paperback edition of Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design has just been published. It has a new chapter responding to critics of the book – Donald Prothero, Charles Marshall, and yours truly, the blogger the ID guys were dismissing for a year based on the fact that I wrote the review quickly. The largest section of the new chapter responds to me. The... Nick Matzke http://www.talkdesign.org
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Understanding creationism, II: An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
By David MacMillan 2. Variation and adaptation The majority of modern creation science freely admits the existence of biological variation, adaptation, and speciation. Indeed, the recent-creation model – particularly the belief that all extant life descended from a small group of “kinds” present on Noah’s Ark which diversified into all families on Earth after a global flood – requires enormous adaptive variation and near-constant speciation. Creationists estimate that fewer than 10,000 pairs of land-dwelling, air-breathing... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Photography Contest, VI

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
Kodak Precision Enlarger, Model 1. Note added June 16 at approximately 1:10 CST: Submission period extended 1 week to June 23. Polish your lenses, oil your tripods, search your archives – the sixth Panda’s Thumb photography contest, begins – now! We will accept entries from 12:00 CST, June 2, through 12:00 CST, June 16 June 23. The theme of the contest is History of Evolution, by which we mean photographs of fruit flies, barnacles,... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Understanding creationism: An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
In this short series, David MacMillan explains how misinformation and misconceptions allow creationists to maintain their beliefs even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. A former creationist blogger and writer, Mr. MacMillan earned his BS degree in physics from the University of North Alabama and now works as a technical writer when he isn’™t frequenting the PT comment boards. Since leaving creationism, he has written several columns discussing the public dialogue between... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Geum aleppicum

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
Photograph by Andrew Freeman. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Geum aleppicum – yellow avens, Pearl Lake, Colorado.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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