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  • Results from nationwide poll (Overwhelming support for teaching both sides of Evolution debate)

    02/19/2009 4:06:47 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 227 replies · 4,824+ views
    Zogby International ^ | February 3, 2009
    Narrative Summary 4. Would you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that teachers and students should have the academic freedom to discuss both the strengths and weaknesses of evolution as a scientific theory? (Click excerpt link for responses) 5. Charles Darwin wrote that when considering the evidence for his theory of evolution, “…a fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with Darwin’s statement? (Click excerpt link for responses) 6. I am going...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Did humans really evolve from ape-like creatures?

    02/17/2009 7:35:18 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 215 replies · 5,295+ views
    AiG ^ | Dr. David N. Menton
    In one of the most remarkably frank and candid assessments of the whole subject and methodology of paleoanthropology, Dr. David Pilbeam (a distinguished professor of anthropology) suggested the following: "Perhaps generations of students of human evolution, including myself, have been flailing about in the dark; that our data base is too sparse, too slippery, for it to be able to mold our theories. Rather the theories are more statements about us and ideology than about the past. Paleoanthropology reveals more about how humans view themselves than it does about how humans came about. But that is heresy."...
  • Louisiana is reaping what it sowed — repercussions of the 2008 LA Science Education Act

    02/14/2009 4:10:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 117 replies · 2,621+ views
    Louisiana Coalition for Science ^ | February 14, 2009 | Barbara Forrest
    The repercussions that were expected from the Louisiana legislature’s passage and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signing of the creationist 2008 LA Science Education Act have begun. Louisiana taxpayers and schoolchildren are now reaping what the legislature and governor have sowed: the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, one of the nation’s leading scientific societies, is boycotting Louisiana.