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Updating Darwin's Doubt: Another Phylum Appears at the Start of the Cambrian Explosion

The "moving mud dragon" Kinorhyncus has been found in Chinese Cambrian strata, and it looks a lot like living ones. Evolution News & Views
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Ten Myths About Dover: #5, "Discovery Institute Supported Dover School Board Policy"

Our position on science education in schools had been publicly documented since 2002 -- several years before Dover. Sarah Chaffee
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Fossil Discovery Adds Another Phylum to the Cambrian Explosion

We can update Stephen Meyer's tabulation to report that 21 of the 28 phyla with fossil records first appear in the Cambrian explosion. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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A Reflection on the Dover Anniversary

Dover was a concession by the Darwinist community that it could not defend Darwinism from a one-minute paragraph read in a schoolroom. Michael Egnor
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Ten Myths About Dover: #6, "Judge Jones, No Activist, Stayed Strictly Within His Authority"

Not only did Jones eschew judicial economy, he attempted to act as a policymaker and wandered into the relationship between science and religion. Sarah Chaffee
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Darwin Day resolution in the Senate

Richard Blumenthal

Senate Resolution 337, introduced in the United States Senate on December 17, 2015, would, if passed, express the Senate's support of designating February 12, 2016, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

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Matzke's Kitzmas tree in the news

Nick Matzke outside the Rhea County, Tennessee, courthouse, where John T. Scopes was tried in 1925

Nick Matzke's "The Evolution of Antievolution Policies after Kitzmiller v. Dover" (PDF; subscription required), a new paper forthcoming in Science, is receiving plenty of press coverage. As NCSE previously reported, the paper shows that even though creationism is getting stealthier in the wake of legal defeats such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, techniques from modern evolutionary biology reveal how creationist legislation is evolving.

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Matzke's Kitzmas tree!

In a new paper (PDF; subscription required) forthcoming in Science, Nick Matzke shows that even though creationism is getting stealthier in the wake of legal defeats such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, techniques from modern evolutionary biology reveal how creationist legislation is evolving. Using data collected by NCSE and state-of-the-art phylogenetic analysis, Matzke constructed a phylogenetic tree of seventy-five distinct antievolution bills and policies, reconstructing their genealogical relationships with a high degree of confidence.

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The Discovery Institute Does More Myth-Making: Looking at #10

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2015-12-16 15:11
Incredibly butt-hurt over Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District almost ten years after their reaming, the Discovery Institute has a series of advent devotionals that they are calling, I kid you not, “Ten Myths About Dover“. Yes, they make the pretense that they are deconstructing myths others have made, but when one reads… Read More »
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Here's How You Can Help Us Magnify Our Impact, Communicating Around the Mainstream Media

Often discoveries that point to design are suppressed or misrepresented by journalists, reporters, and cultural commentators. Kelley J. Unger
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Ten Myths About Dover: #7, "The Dover Case Showed ID Is 'Religious' and a Form of 'Creationism'"

ID arguments are scientific, and not religious, because they use the scientific method to make their claims. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Intelligent Design in Explosions?

New Year's Eve will undoubtedly feature a fireworks display. Here's how to turn it into a teachable moment. Evolution News & Views
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Ten Myths About Dover: #8, "Michael Behe Admitted that ID Is No More Scientific than Astrology"

Did Behe really concede that ID is no more scientific than astrology? No. Yet we see this myth repeated all over the Internet. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Ten Myths About Dover: #9, "The ID Movement Had Its Day in Court"

The interests and opinions of the ID movement were not represented in the Dover trial. Sarah Chaffee
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Ten Myths About Dover: #10, "The Intelligent Design Movement Died After the Dover Decision"

A decade later, the ID movement is not only still alive -- it's thriving. Sarah Chaffee
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Are Apes Entering the Stone Age?

Reporting on research from the University of Haifa, New Scientist advises, "Bonobos use a range of tools like stone-age humans." Denyse O'Leary
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Can You Perceive a Star That's No Longer There?

The only reason we perceive that it still exists is that the light from it takes a long time to reach us. Michael Egnor
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Respect for Kinesin Grows

Kinesins and other "walking" motors in the cell are dazzling scientists. Evolution News & Views
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At the Intersection of Phrenology and Public Policy

A recent PNAS study is the latest iteration of dial-a-science: just call and order science to fit your favored narrative. Michael Egnor
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Helping a Student to Investigate the Origins Debate

Recently I met with a young man from a faith background who has been troubled by questions about science. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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