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The Push for Assisted Suicide Is All Kabuki Theater

Suicide advocates always point to Oregon as the supposed proof that the practice can be managed without abuse. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Neo-Darwinism's Catch-22: Before Evolving New Features, Organisms Would Be Swamped by Genetic Junk

A new peer-reviewed paper in the journal Complexity presents a computational model of evolution. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Messengers from Army HQ: Hormones and Neurohormones

To take control in a military operation requires the coordinated activity of a reconnaissance team, headquarters, and the soldiers in the field. Howard Glicksman
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Back to Basics: Reader Asks How We Know DNA Exists, What It Does

He also asks how we know what molecular machines like the nuclear pore complex look like. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Sure, There Might Be Life on Mars -- But Evolutionary Thinking Doesn't Help Explain Why

Intelligent design is certainly compatible with finding life on Mars, and perhaps ID thinking could help guide such research. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Suspicious? Darwin Defenders Have Two Modes of Communication -- One for the Uninitiated, One for the Guild

By contrast, ID advocates address the scientific community and the general public in much the same language. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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To Build a Worm: Where Undirected Evolution Runs into Severe Difficulties

Neo-Darwinian theory has never explained the origin of animal development. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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Here's What a Thoughtful Non-Scientist Sounds like Discussing Intelligent Design (with William Dembski)

A serious challenge has put been set down, and Darwinists haven't as yet responded adequately. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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A Second Chance: Deadline Extended for Summer Seminars on ID

If you are a student who wanted to apply but didn't have time... don't miss this chance! Evolution News & Views
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What the Body Must Do to Take Control

Obviously, it's important for the driver to be aware of her car's fuel situation. Howard Glicksman
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To Have a View on the Darwin Debate, Do You Need a PhD in Evolutionary Science?

That's an often-heard claim, most recently voiced by National Review's Kevin Williamson. Evolution News & Views
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Science standards adopted in West Virginia

The West Virginia state board of education adopted a new set of state science standards largely based on the Next Generation Science Standards on April 9, 2015 — "but," the Charleston Gazette (April 9, 2015) explains, "not without adding in changes suggested by board member Wade Linger to the teaching of global warming."

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Climate Education Week Approaches

April 18-25, 2015, is the inaugural Climate Education Week, sponsored by Earth Day Network. To celebrate, the Climate Education Week website is providing K-12 educators with the Climate Education Toolkit — "a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need. The Toolkit includes a week's worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. Each day covers a different theme related to climate change with two highlighted activities handpicked by Earth Day Network for your use." There are videos, contests, a downloadable Earth Day poster, and even an interactive on-line textbook for middle school students — all aimed at helping to promote climate education!

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Announcing a climate bumper sticker contest!

It's time to sharpen your pencils, cudgel your brains, and consult your muse: NCSE is running a bumper sticker contest! This is your chance to help to spread the word about climate change education. Your brilliant idea could end up on the tail end of thousands of (carbon-dioxide-emitting) cars. Your climate change-themed bumper sticker can be funny, fierce, fiery — whatever, as long as it's good. Full details of the contest, and a list of the luscious prizes on offer, are available on NCSE's website. The contest ends on May 31, 2015.

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Evolutionary medicine: Studying disease in a Darwinian context

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2015-04-07 20:34
What do Charles Darwin, wisdom teeth, and cancer have in common? They are all related to an emerging field called evolutionary medicine, the application of evolutionary principles to understanding why and how organisms get sick. Scientists in the field believe that an evolutionary perspective can help improve our diagnosis and treatment of disease. In his keynote address at the inaugural meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (held March 19-21 in... Emily Thompson http://cartwrig.ht/people/
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Eudyptula Minor

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2015-04-07 20:34
Eudyptula Minor – little penguin, Kangaroo Island, Australia. These penguins are nocturnal, but are apparently blind to the red light. Unfortunately, according to Kangaroo Island Penguin Center, “Our nocturnal Penguin Tours ceased in November 2013 due to the very low numbers of Penguins in the Kingscote colony. Predation by the increasing numbers of New Zealand Fur Seals from 2010 onwards has decimated the Penguin Colony, because the seals kill the adult penguins as they swim... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Why St. Denis Should Be the Patron Saint of Evolutionary Theory

If PZ Myers hadn't designated April 7 "Paul Nelson Day" a few years ago, I'd never have learned just how intractable the problem of animal macroevolution would turn out to be. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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The Heart of Human Exceptionalism Is Love

I've previously discussed the ethical ideas associated with Peter Singer. Now meet Jean Vanier. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Super Crunch Time: Deadline for Summer Seminar Applications Is Tomorrow!

This is a fantastic opportunity, but open to selected applicants only. Evolution News & Views
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The Little Bird that Could

As geolocators get smaller and lighter, they yield more amazing discoveries from the world of animal migration. A small bird sets a new record for its size. Evolution News & Views
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