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Tenth annual Evolution Weekend; Darwin's birthday

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-14 01:34
The tenth annual Evolution Weekend, February 13-15, is almost upon us. To check out what’s going on in your neighborhood, click here. This year’s theme is Science and Religion in Dialogue: Past, Present, and Future. The Evolution Weekend website notes, Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science. An ongoing goal has been to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic, and to... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Share the Trailer: Scientism in the Age of Obama

Political scientist John G. West explores the misuse of science in American culture during the Obama years. Evolution News & Views
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The Netherlander Euthanasia Contagion

How and why the euthanasia monster broke its fetters to turn the Netherlands into ground zero for the culture of death. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Problem 8: Differences Between Vertebrate Embryos Contradict the Predictions of Common Ancestry

Biology textbooks typically portray the embryos of different groups of vertebrates as starting off development in a highly similar fashion, reflecting common ancestry. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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For National Center for Science Education, Why Is It So Hard Just to State the Facts?

Earlier this week, my colleague Casey Luskin reported on the academic freedom bill being considered by the South Dakota legislature. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
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The Lincoln-Darwin Myth Revisited

Did Abe Lincoln really read and admire Darwin's On the Origin of Species? In a word, no. John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
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National Catholic Register: "The Notion of Intelligent Design Is the Logical Complement of Scientific Research"

Darwin Day 2015 is a good day to be Catholic -- or I imagine it must be for our Catholic colleagues and readers. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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On Evolution, Vatican Newspaper Gets It Mostly Right

I think Father Polvani has been reading Steve Meyer's books. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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"Hallelujah! Evolution!": Exposing the Myth that Darwinism Is All About the Science

For Darwin Day, John West writes over at The Stream about a common misunderstanding. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Censor of the Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson Broadcast His Photoshopped Narrative of Science to Millions

What other television series can you think of that opened with an endorsement by the President of the United States? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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From Sticky Barnacles to Battery-Powered Dogs, Biomimetics Offers More Powerful Testimony to Intelligent Design

My little daughter is dejected because the sole on her favorite pair of boots keeps falling off. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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John West on Atheist Philosopher Thomas Nagel's "Simple but Profound Objection to Darwinism"

Tomorrow is Darwin Day, which we celebrate here as Academic Freedom Day. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Three More Living Languages Have Been Deciphered

Multiple layers of language, contained in embedded instructions and transmitted over distances, are found in life. Evolution News & Views
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Fifty Shades of Green

Certain segments of Western civilization are into masochistic self-flagellation and societal bondage. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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South Dakota Academic Freedom Bill Dies in Senate Education Committee

Importantly, none of the critics of the bill denied that there are legitimate scientific controversies around biological and chemical evolution. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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How Can We Believe in Naturalism if We Have No Choice?

If a particular view of human nature consistently produces bad results among normal human beings, is that not evidence against its correctness? Denyse O'Leary
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A preview of Dodging Extinction

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Anthony D. Barnosky's Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth (University of California Press, 2014).

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Bill to unblock NGSS passes Wyoming Senate

Wyoming's House Bill 23 (PDF) was passed by the Senate on a 27-3 vote on February 12, 2015. The bill would allow the state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards by repealing a footnote in the state budget for 2014-2016 that precluded the use of state funds for "any review or adoption" of the NGSS.

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Antiscience bill in Montana dies

Montana's House Bill 321, which purports to "encourage critical thinking regarding controversial scientific theories" such as "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, random mutation, natural selection, DNA, and fossil discoveries," was tabled in the House Education Committee on February 9, 2015.

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Antiscience bill in South Dakota dies

South Dakota's Senate Bill 114 is out of commission, following a February 10, 2015, hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

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