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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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Storms over new Utah science standards?

Utah's new state standards for middle school science education are on hold, reports the Salt Lake Tribune (February 9, 2015) — and evolution and climate change may be the reason.

 

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Darwin Day resolution in Arizona

Arizona state representatives Andrew Sherwood and Rebecca Rios, sponsors of the resolution

House Resolution 2002 (PDF), introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives on February 9, 2015, would, if enacted, express the House's recognition of February 12, 2015, as International Darwin Day.

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Darwin Day resolution in the Senate

Richard Blumenthal

Senate Resolution 66 (PDF), introduced in the United States Senate on February 4, 2015, would, if passed, express the Senate's support of designating February 12, 2015, 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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Darwin Day resolution in Congress

Jim Himes

House Resolution 67 (PDF), introduced in the United States House of Representatives on February 2, 2015, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2015, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to focus and around which to build a global celebration of science and humanity intended to promote a common bond among all of Earth's peoples."

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Ark Park will sue over employment discrimination

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:42
Wave 3, which appears to be Channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky, reported yesterday that the Ark Park indeed plans to sue the state over tax incentives that were denied last month. Wave 3 reports, Lawyers say this encounter is about to make an appearance in court and it’s all over tax incentives. The lawyer for the Ark Encounter says it will sue the state in federal court to try to regain the rebates it believes... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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The Third Way of Evolution announced, but fails to cohere

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:42
At Jerry Coyne’s bl*g Why Evolution Is True he has a new post calling attention to a web site on The Third Way of Evolution. It was apparently put up last year by James Shapiro, Denis Noble, and Raju Pookottil. It presents statements by 43 people expressing their view that a new Way of Evolution is needed. It has apparently been up for over 8 months, but only recently was mentioned by Denyse O’Leary at... Joe Felsenstein http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/felsenstein.html
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Delving into the History of Insects

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:42
What comes to mind when you think about insects? For a lot of people, the word sends a shiver up their spine as they imagine the tiny, creeping legs, buzzing wings, stinging tails, and biting fangs. But what those people may not know is that insects comprise one of the most important classes of animal; there are more species of insect than any other animal group, and they can claim being the first animals... Emily Thompson http://cartwrig.ht/people/
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Problem 6: Molecular Biology Has Failed to Yield a Grand "Tree of Life"

When fossils failed to demonstrate that animals evolved from a common ancestor, evolutionary scientists turned to another type of evidence. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Catholics Honor Discovery Fellow Wesley J. Smith

The Cardinal John J. O'Connor award of Legatus, the national organization of lay Catholics, was given in Naples, Florida, on Saturday. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Please Keep Our Friend Michael Medved, a Crucial Member of Our Discovery Institute Family, in Your Prayers

Faced with the same urgent challenge, could I speak about it so bravely and positively as he did just now? I don't think so. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Welcoming The Stream, an Important News Source on Science, Culture, and More

Our friend and frequent ENV contributor Jay Richards is awesomely gifted. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Human Extinction Is the Logical Corollary of Animal Rights Thinking

In a rare rebuttal to animal rights ideology, Philosophy Today has published a piece by Rhys Southan, apparently a reformed animal rights believer. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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