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  • Astonishing DNA complexity demolishes neo-Darwinism

    02/11/2009 12:34:23 PM PST · by js1138 · 31 replies · 2,444+ views
    JOURNAL OF CREATION ^ | 2007 | Alex Williams
    The traditional understanding of DNA has recently been transformed beyond recognition. DNA does not, as we thought, carry a linear, one-dimensional, one-way, sequential code—like the lines of letters and words on this page. And the 97% in humans that does not carry protein-coding genes is not, as many people thought, fossilized ‘junk’ left over from our evolutionary ancestors. DNA information is overlapping-multi-layered and multi-dimensional; it reads both backwards and forwards; and the ‘junk’ is far more functional than the protein code, so there is no fossilized history of evolution. No human engineer has ever even imagined, let alone designed an...
  • Vatican endorses Darwin, slights intelligent design - Creationism is a cultural phenomenon ...

    02/11/2009 10:04:53 AM PST · by js1138 · 64 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Register ^ | 11th February 2009 13:02 GMT | Joe Fay
    The Vatican gave the Creationist lobby a left right sign of the cross today, announcing it would stage a conference on Darwinism next month and declaring that it was one of the Fathers of the Church that thought up the idea in the first place. At one point the conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University wasn't going to give Creationism or Intelligent Design a hearing at all. But apparently the organisers have relented, and will consider Intelligent Design as a "cultural phenomenon" rather than as a valid scientific theory, giving US-based IDers the chance to be smirked at by a...
  • On the Origin of Life on Earth

    01/16/2009 12:31:14 PM PST · by js1138 · 51 replies · 2,819+ views
    Science ^ | January 8, 2009 | Carl Zimmer
    An Amazon of words flowed from Charles Darwin's pen. His books covered the gamut from barnacles to orchids, from geology to domestication. At the same time, he filled notebooks with his ruminations and scribbled thousands of letters packed with observations and speculations on nature. Yet Darwin dedicated only a few words of his great verbal flood to one of the biggest questions in all of biology: how life began.
  • Camp Obama

    10/01/2008 7:25:05 AM PDT · by js1138 · 31 replies · 2,085+ views
    Hillary Clinton Forum ^ | 09-26-2008, 02:33 AM | Paul F. Villarreal
    They already have them. They're called "Camp Obama." These things are geared towards imparting the Alinskyite/ACORN way to the unsuspecting participants. There is also the Obama Youth programs. Not sure if they're called this, explicitly, but this is what they are. Conscious programs to manipulate young people to try to influence their parents to vote for Obama, and to woo the youths to become cultists like the elder Kool-Aiders. See more on the Obama Youth here:
  • Vatican evolution congress to exclude creationism, intelligent design

    09/16/2008 8:17:08 PM PDT · by js1138 · 58 replies · 2,858+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Sep-16-2008 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Speakers invited to attend a Vatican-sponsored congress on the evolution debate will not include proponents of creationism and intelligent design, organizers said. ... He said arguments "that cannot be critically defined as being science, or philosophy or theology did not seem feasible to include in a dialogue at this level and, therefore, for this reason we did not think to invite" supporters of creationism and intelligent design.
  • Creationism and the advance of counterknowledge

    09/16/2008 1:11:04 PM PDT · by js1138 · 81 replies · 2,331+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Damian Thompson
    The 21st century is plagued by wild speculation and fantasies dressed up in graphs and tables and diagrams to look like independently verifiable fact. For example, Muslim lobbyists are currently pouring millions of pounds into producing bogus "atlases of creation", lavishly decorated with photographs and charts "proving" that every living species was created at the same time. This material is currently being delivered free of charge to schools all over Europe. If it emanated from fundamentalist Christian America, I suspect it would be dumped in the wastepaper basket. But schools are more wary of offending the views of Muslim or...
  • Copyright infringement in “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”

    04/10/2008 10:19:39 AM PDT · by js1138 · 31 replies · 1,628+ views
    NSCEWEB ^ | April 9, 2008 | David Bolinsky
    April 9, 2008 Logan Craft Chairman Premise Media Corporation Suite K 1850 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Re: Copyright infringement in “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” Dear Mr. Craft: This letter will constitute notice to you, as Chairman of Premise Media Corporation, of the copyright infringement by your corporation, and its subsidiary, Rampant Films, of material produced by XVIVO LLC, in which XVIVO holds a copyright. It has come to our intention that Premise Media and Rampant Films has produced a film entitled “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” which is scheduled for commercial release and distribution on April 18,...
  • Ben Stein: Win His Career

    04/09/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by js1138 · 278 replies · 2,286+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    After seeing a new non-fiction film starring Comedy Central’s Ben Stein, you may not only be able to win his money, but also his career. Stein is that whiny little guy with the monotone voice that makes him seem funny and an unlikely "character" for TV appearances. But that career may be over come April 18 when a movie he co-wrote, narrates and appears in, called "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," is released. Directed by one Nathan Frankowski, "Expelled" is a sloppy, all-over-the-place, poorly made (and not just a little boring) "expose" of the scientific community. It’s not very exciting. But...
  • Intelligent Design, and Other Dumb Ideas

    11/15/2007 5:26:11 AM PST · by js1138 · 406 replies · 2,580+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/15/2007 | Mac Johnson
    A few short years ago, nobody had ever heard of “Intelligent Design” (ID). Today it is alleged to be one of the hot button issues of our times, the latest front in the culture wars. The sudden prominence of ID is traceable, in my opinion, to two factors. One is that, even ten years ago, ID had enough confidence and honesty to go by its birth name, “Creationism.” Whereas today, it has been dressed up in a lab coat and a mail order Ph.D. and is trying to pass itself off as a scientific theory, thus the sudden re-branding as...
  • The Debate Continues

    10/23/2007 5:53:57 AM PDT · by js1138 · 205 replies · 4,802+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/23/2007 | Dave Lone Ranger
    There's been some complaining on the original thread about hijacking, so I'm offering a chance for you guys to continue the debate without all the distracting comments. I'd suggest not pinging anyone until the debate is finished. Here's a rcap of the debate so far. The first argument is in brown; the reply to part one of the first argument is in green.
  • Ahmadinejad calls for purge of liberal teachers

    09/05/2006 7:41:00 AM PDT · by js1138 · 60 replies · 3,503+ views
    CNEWS ^ | September 5, 2006 | NASSER KARIMI
    Ahmadinejad calls for purge of liberal teachers By NASSER KARIMI   TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Tuesday for a purge of liberal and secular teachers from the country's universities, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported in another step back to 1980s-style radicalism. "Today, students should shout at the president and ask why liberal and secular university lecturers are present in the universities," the agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying during a meeting with a group of students. Ahmadinejad complained that changes in the country's universities were difficult to accomplish and that the country's educational system...
  • ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler

    08/22/2006 2:04:20 PM PDT · by js1138 · 863 replies · 11,586+ views
    The Anti-Defamation League ^ | August 22, 2006 | The Anti-Defamation League
    ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler New York, NY, August 22, 2006 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today blasted a television documentary produced by Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries that attempts to link Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to Adolf Hitler and the atrocities of the Holocaust. ADL also denounced Coral Ridge Ministries for misleading Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute for the NIH, and wrongfully using him as part of its twisted documentary, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." After being contacted by the ADL about...
  • World Trade Center Memorial Design - Sciame Report Released

    06/20/2006 9:41:26 PM PDT · by js1138 · 22 replies · 2,015+ views
    LDMC ^ | 6/20/2006 | Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
    Governor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the release of the Sciame Report, which outlines a plan to bring the World Trade Center Memorial and Memorial Museum in line with the established $500 million budget. The analysis is the result of a month long process spearheaded by builder Frank Sciame, CEO of FJ Sciame Construction Company and Sciame Development. Included in the process were victims’ families, Lower Manhattan business and residential communities, members of the memorial jury, architects and other stakeholders. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) will immediately begin a seven day public comment period....
  • Daylong events mark 10th anniversary of ValueJet Flight 592 crash

    05/11/2006 7:19:47 PM PDT · by js1138 · 8 replies · 1,057+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thu, May. 11, 2006email thisprint this | CHARLES RABIN
    They can never be forgotten. Family members will not let it happen, and neither will investigators who toiled for months looking for answers in the heat and muck of the Everglades, dodging jagged coral rock and pesky alligators.
  • Crazy Quilt Sells for $11,100 on eBay

    05/09/2006 6:44:36 PM PDT · by js1138 · 27 replies · 2,579+ views
    ebay ^ | 05/09/2006 | Self
  • The Other Intelligent Design Theories

    04/04/2006 1:17:19 PM PDT · by js1138 · 76 replies · 2,990+ views
    The Skeptic ^ | March, 2006 | David Brin
    The Other Intelligent Design Theories Intelligent Design is only one of many “alternatives” to Darwinian evolution by David Brin There is rich irony in how the present battle over Creationism v. Darwinism has taken shape, and especially the ways that this round differs from previous episodes. A clue to both the recent success — and the eventual collapse — of “Intelligent Design” can be found in its name, and in the new tactics that are being used to support its incorporation into school curricula. In what must be taken as sincere flattery, these tactics appear to acknowledge just how deeply...
  • From Luke to Anakin: Growing Up on 'Star Wars'

    05/19/2005 5:56:43 AM PDT · by js1138 · 53 replies · 3,530+ views
    BOX OFFICE MOJO ^ | May 18, 2005 | Scott Holleran
    snip... That raises the cultural context, which was the war in Vietnam, initiated by communists and bungled by politicians, and the Watergate scandal, which magnified the minutiae just when America needed to get serious about its philosophy. But America was in the grip of the hippies, who held American values in contempt, and they were having an impact in Hollywood. Fiery Katharine Hepburn and sunny Doris Day had all but departed from pictures, versatile Sidney Poitier had been vilified in his prime for being an Uncle Tom, and classy Cary Grant and upright Gary Cooper had given way to sniveling,...
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Review

    04/28/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT · by js1138 · 258 replies · 8,187+ views ^ | 4/28/2005 | Joshua Tyler
    Starring: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman (voice), Stephen Fry (voice) It opens with a perfectly choreographed dolphin musical number, and ends with the disembodied head of deceased author Douglas Adams. This is the long awaited adaptation of his novel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and as the dolphins flawlessly perform their rendition of “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” you’ll realize you’re in for one hell of a ride. Don’t panic. It only gets a little weirder.
  • Giardia Bares All: Parasite genes reveal long sexual history

    02/07/2005 1:15:22 PM PST · by js1138 · 171 replies · 4,569+ views
    Science News Online ^ | Jan. 29, 2005 | Christen Brownlee
    Giardia Bares All: Parasite genes reveal long sexual history Christen Brownlee While it hasn't yet been caught in the act, a single-celled parasite has been ready for sex for billions of years. A new research finding provides evidence that sexual reproduction started as soon as life forms that have nuclei and organelles within their cells branched off from their structurally simpler ancestors. The parasite Giardia intestinalis is well known for causing a diarrheal disease that animals and people contract after drinking contaminated water. Many researchers consider this species to be one of the most ancient living members of the eukaryote,...
  • Links to Official State Results

    11/02/2004 4:08:40 PM PST · by js1138 · 69 replies · 1,720+ views
    State Government Sources ^ | 11/2/2004 | State Government Sources