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Anti-vaxxers are more dangerous than you thought

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:48
“Measles vaccine protects against other deadly diseases,” proclaims an article in ScienceInsider. In reality, the protection is indirect: Getting measles disposes you to getting other potentially fatal diseases over the next several years. Evidently, measles, unlike, for example, whooping cough, not only weakens your immune system but also makes it “forget,” so you may even contract a disease that you already had and thought you were immune to. (As an aside, though it was supposedly... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Doctors and Evolution

Francie Diep is perplexed: "We assumed such [Darwin-doubting] beliefs would be unusual among doctors." Not so, she discovered. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Warm-Bloodedness in an Ocean Fish Stuns Evolutionists

They call it rite mirabile, a "miraculous web" -- the secret to thermal regulation in many animals. Evolution News & Views
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The Giraffe as Artwork

Now there's a revolutionary scientific point of view! Granville Sewell
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Suicide Promotion Is Now at Flood Levels in the Media

Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine had a front-page story touting the suicide of a woman with Alzheimer's. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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A New Way to Explore ID: Discovering Intelligent Design Curriculum Now Includes Online Learning

DID is the only comprehensive curriculum that presents both the biological and cosmological evidence in support of the theory of intelligent design, at a layperson's level. Evolution News & Views
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Any Sufficiently Vacuous Evolutionary Explanation Is Indistinguishable from Magic

Check this out from Yale University, likening evolution to a "house of cards." Yes, you read that right. Evolution News & Views
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Final Exit Network Is Convicted of Assisted Suicide

The punishment, alas, will not nearly fit the crime. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Listen: Humans Display Many Behavioral and Cognitive Abilities that Offer No Apparent Survival Advantage

Casey Luskin concludes his series discussing the top ten problems with biological and chemical evolution. Evolution News & Views
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The Modesty Chronicles

I've noticed in our science coverage here lately has been an appeal to evolution advocates to exercise a little of that overlooked virtue. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Understanding Cardiovascular Function: The Challenge of Maintaining the Body's Water Content

In dealing with the laws of nature, our body is constantly losing water, mainly through respiration, perspiration, and the formation of urine. Howard Glicksman
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Heads or Tails: The Problem of Evolving Animal Body Plans

Here I conclude the series I began to address the white space in evolutionary thinking. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Listen: Neo-Darwinism Has a Long History of Inaccurate Predictions About Vestigial Organs and "Junk DNA"

This series is based upon Casey Luskin's chapter in the volume More than Myth, edited by Paul Brown and Robert Stackpole (Chartwell Press, 2014). Evolution News & Views
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Adventures in Ankara

Last week, I hit the road for Ankara, Turkey, to participate in the 3rd International Congress on Evolution Under Scrutiny. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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The New Humanists: In The Atlantic, Erik Larson Aptly Puts a Name on a Movement

The emphasis on humanity over machines reminds me of what draws together all that we do at Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Dutch Move Toward Family-Assisted Suicide

Any media story about Dutch euthanasia is generally accompanied by the blithe and false assurance of medicalized killing being governed by "strict guidelines." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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South Dakota adopts new science standards

The South Dakota state board of education adopted a new set of science standards for the state on May 18, 2015.

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Antievolution bill dies in Missouri

Missouri's House Bill 486 (PDF) died in committee in the Missouri House of Representatives on May 15, 2015, when the legislature adjourned. 

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Update from Alabama

"Teachers and students could soon find themselves free to debate the strengths and weaknesses of the theory of evolution in public schools across Alabama if a bill introduced to the House this month becomes law," reported the Anniston Star (May 7, 2015), referring to House Bill 592 (PDF).

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A preview of The Third Horseman

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of William Rosen's The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century (Viking, 2014). 

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