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House Bill 3045 (PDF), styled the Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act, is the second antiscience bill in the Oklahoma legislature for 2016, joining Senate Bill 1322.
Senate Bill 1322 (PDF), styled the Oklahoma Science Education Act, is the latest antievolution bill in the Sooner State.
Public opinion about climate change was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2016.
Photograph by Gabrielle Hovinen. Rainbow, showing a primary and a secondary rainbow, plus a bevy of Hovinens. The primary rainbow is overexposed, but the photograph clearly shows how the sky is brighter inside the primary rainbow and outside the secondary rainbow. See Figure 6 here.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
As part of the year-end Kitzmas festivities, The Discovery Institute’s PR organ Evolution News and Views re-posted an earlier article titled Following Kitzmiller v. Dover, an Excellent Decade for Intelligent Design. This uncredited article from September 2015 included the following, which caught my eye: In fact, the decade since Dover has been an excellent one for ID. Casey Luskin noted some highlights not long ago:… Theoretical peer-reviewed papers taking down alleged computer simulations of... Dave Thomas http://www.nmsr.org
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I would like to consider the relevant resolutions as well as the foundations of Methodist theology, in the form of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
Living Waters explores rivers and oceans to reveal spectacular displays of purpose and design in the animal kingdom. Evolution News & Views
You have rocks in your body. Calcium carbonate (limestone) is a common mineral that life makes good use of -- by design. Evolution News & Views
"Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors" -- so says the motto of the United Methodist Church. Michael Flannery & Donald McLaughlin
Decades ago, an iconic New York subway ad series featured a variety of people of diverse ethnicities smiling as they enjoyed a sandwich on rye bread. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
If the nation's Supreme Court conjures a "right" to be dead, Canada will be more radical than the Netherlands. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
More Background about the United Methodist Church's Ban on Discovery Institute at Its General Conference
The decision appears to have been made solely because Discovery Institute supports intelligent design John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"? Evolution News & Views
Dr. Rossiter talks about his disillusion with atheism from 2008, and how he wrote his book on theistic evolution, Shadow of Oz. Evolution News & Views
RNR is a versatile and unusual enzyme that maintains the cell's pool of DNA building blocks. Evolution News & Views
A bioethics theory places the moral values and opinions of strangers over those of the patient and family. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Paul Nelson on "Why Biology Has Nothing to Fear from ID," Tomorrow at Southwestern Adventist University
The address is part of SAU's Saxon Lecture Series in Science and Religion. Evolution News & Views
Can evolution explain how minds work? Probably not. Denyse O'Leary
Antievolutionists Say the Darndest Things
Antievolutionists often express outrage over alleged incivility from those who oppose their efforts to evade the establishment clause of the First Amendment. But they have no difficulty in dishing out the abuse themselves. Here is a sample from the Invidious Comparisons thread that documents egregious behavior on the part of the religious antievolution advocates.
Dembski, as the director of the center, also commented on the report in a one-paragraph e-mail message following its release. "The report marks the triumph of intelligent design as a legitimate form of academic inquiry. This is a great day for academic freedom," Dembski began. He concluded by observing that "Dogmatic opponents of design who demanded the Center be shut down have met their Waterloo. Baylor University is to be commended for remaining strong in the face of intolerant assaults on freedom of thought and expression."