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  • Politicizing Science Education: A plague on both your houses

    08/19/2010 1:19:28 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 137 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 08-18-10 | Verite
    Documentary educational television would have us believe that the single greatest scientific achievement of the past millennium was Darwin’s theory of evolution. Many religious fundamentalists have serious issues with this assertion. Many legitimate scientists with both secular and religious perspectives do as well. Darwin himself recognized serious shortcomings with evolution. A new sort of “scientist,” the evolutionary biologist, has come on the scene. These folks are specifically dedicated to supporting and proving a theory. Previously science did not work that way. Scientists used to look for evidence of disproof, only accepting theories that prove unassailable. On the other side we...
  • New Chromosome Research Undermines Human-Chimp Similarity Claims

    08/05/2010 1:51:06 PM PDT · by lasereye · 76 replies
    Institution for Creation Research ^ | Apr 1, 2010 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D., & Brian Thomas, M.S.
    A recent high-profile article in the journal Nature released the results of a study with implications that shocked the scientific community because they contradict long-held claims of human-chimp DNA similarity.1 A previous Acts & Facts article showed that much of the research surrounding the often touted claims of 98 percent (or higher) DNA similarity between chimps and humans has been based on flawed and biased research.2 The problem is that the similarity has been uncertain because no one has performed an unbiased and comprehensive DNA similarity study until now. And the results are not good news for the story of...
  • 'Magical Thinking' About Islands an Illusion? Biologist Refutes Conventional Thinking on Evolution

    07/08/2010 8:14:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07/08/2010
    Long before TV's campy Fantasy Island, the isolation of island communities has touched an exotic and magical core in us. Darwin's fascination with the Galapagos island chain and the evolution of its plant and animal life is just one example. Think of the extensive lore surrounding island-bred creatures like Komodo dragons, dwarf elephants, and Hobbit-sized humans. Conventional wisdom has it that they -- and a horde of monster-sized insects -- are all products of island evolution. But are they? Dr. Shai Meiri of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology says "yes," they are a product of evolution, but nothing more...
  • Sarah Palin for kids: Zondervan will bring out a Sarah Palin biography for young readers this fall

    07/01/2010 5:59:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 1, 2010 | Marjorie Kehe
    There is nothing unusual about political biographies aimed at young readers. (The lives of both Barack Obama and John McCain were both depicted in rather heroic terms in books intended for young readers during the 2008 presidential campaign.) But when the subject is Sarah Palin – whose own autobiography "Going Rogue" has sold more than 2 million copies – you can bet that reader interest will run particularly high. "Speaking Up: The Sarah Palin Story," expected in bookstores this fall, is part of the ZonderKidz biography series. Other books in the series tend to be inspirational rather than political, featuring...
  • Rand Paul Won’t Say How Old the Earth Is. (Whiny liberal hates Creationists)

    06/29/2010 4:21:08 AM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 358 replies · 2+ views
    True/Slant ^ | 6-28-2010 | Charles Johnson
    Rand Paul Won’t Say How Old the Earth IsCharles JohnsonThe Lizard Annex 6-28-2010From, here’s a video of GOP candidate Rand Paul addressing a convention of Christian homeschoolers, and dodging a question about the age of the Earth.The questions asked by the homeschoolers in the video: 1) are you a Christian, 2) how old is the Earth, and 3) will you let the UN take our children. Yep, really. And these are the teachers asking these questions. They’re raising a generation of kids who are ignorant anti-science fanatics, afraid that the United Nations is going to come and kidnap them....
  • Canyon Carved in Just Three Days in Texas Flood: Insight Into Ancient Flood Events on Earth and Mars

    You gotta read the article before you start arguing with me. P.S. it's NOT from a creationist site. It's from Science Daily.
  • Texas Judge Rips Creationism Group in Science Degree Suit

    06/24/2010 9:15:19 AM PDT · by tlb · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2010 | Clifford M. Marks
    Austin federal judge Sam Sparks dismissed a suit by the Dallas-based Institute of Creation Research, which seeks the right to grant a master’s degree in science from a biblical perspective. And by “dismissed,” we mean the judge tore it apart. But first, a summary of the suit, as reported today by the San Antonio Express-News. The Institute seeks to offer a masters degree that critiques evolution and champions a literal interpretation of the biblical account of creation. Texas’s higher education board nixed the group’s application, because of the proposed program’s creationist slant. This, the Institute contended, was a violation of...
  • New Scientist: 'Godless communists' embrace creationism

    06/16/2010 7:59:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies · 653+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 06/15/2010 | Andy Coghlan
    Enthusiasts of creationism on the fringes of the American evangelical movement now have the strangest new allies - in a nation that made atheism its state religion. Yes, creationism has now reared its ugly and evolving head in Russia, the heart of the "Godless communism" that prevailed in the Soviet Union. And, as pointed out in a superb blog by Michael Zimmerman in the Huffington Post, the Russian rhetoric sounds strangely familiar. After giving a lecture last week in Moscow, Hilarion Alfeyev, Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, was reported by Reuters saying: "The time has come for the monopoly...
  • Russia Church wants end to Darwin school "monopoly"

    06/09/2010 2:59:41 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 31 replies · 181+ views
    (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church called Wednesday for an end to the "monopoly of Darwinism" in Russian schools, saying religious explanations of creation should be taught alongside evolution. Lifestyle Liberals said they would fight efforts to include religious teaching in schools. Russia's dominant church has experienced a revival in recent years, worrying rights groups who say its power is undermining the country's secular constitution. "The time has come for the monopoly of Darwinism and the deceptive idea that science in general contradicts religion. These ideas should be left in the past," senior Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion said at a...
  • Reply to Eugenie Scott: Intelligent Design is Mostly Harmlessness

    05/14/2010 5:33:39 AM PDT · by mattstat · 10 replies · 443+ views
    Dear Ms Scott, Thank you for your recent letter informing me of the efforts of your fine organization to discourage the teaching of creationism, elsewise known as intelligent design. The answer to your questions is: yes, I did know that “evolution was under attack.” But unlike you, I am not that concerned about it. I’m certainly not concerned enough to part with the $100 you ask for. Like you, I’m convinced that the Earth is more than six-thousand years old. The evidence that its age is four-and-a-half billion years old, plus or minus a few tens of millions, is multitudinous....
  • Is the Young-Earth Interpretation Biblically Sound?

    05/02/2010 5:04:56 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 19 replies · 640+ views
    Warning! It is not with much joy that I have created this page. It was created in response to attacks and complaints about my position on the age of the Earth by fellow Christians. My purpose in writing this page is not to create controversy or division within the Christian community or even convert you to an Old-Earth viewpoint if you take a Young-Earth stance. I do feel it is important that those who are adamant that the young-earth position is the only biblical interpretation of Genesis look at the rather formidable scriptural problems in their interpretation before judging others...
  • Should creationism be taught in British classrooms?

    04/13/2010 6:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 592+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | 04/11/2010 | Michael Reiss
    To some people's incredulity and others' satisfaction, creationism's influence is growing across the globe. Definitions of creationism vary, but roughly 10-15 per cent of people in the UK believe that the earth came into existence exactly as described in the early parts of the Bible or the Quran, and that the most that evolution has done is to change species into other, closely related species. The more recent theory of intelligent design agrees with creationism, but makes no reference to the scriptures. Instead, it argues that there are many features of the natural world - such as the mammalian eye...
  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/08/2010 8:07:40 AM PDT · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 129 replies · 1,616+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Tennessee father told his son’s school board they need to ban a biology textbook because of it's ‘bias’ against Christians. Kurt Zimmermann is appealing a Knoxville school district's decision to keep the book. He says the textbook used in his son’s biology class cites creationism as a "biblical myth." According to reports, he requests, 'non-biased' textbooks be used. In his words, the current textbook's phrasing misleads, belittles and discourages students in believing in creationism and calls the Bible a myth.
  • Critique of ‘Primordial Soup’ Vindicates Creation Research

    02/16/2010 2:33:16 AM PST · by bogusname · 57 replies · 1,039+ views
    ANS ^ | February 11, 2010 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Where, when, and how did life arise on earth? These questions have intrigued mankind for centuries. Evolutionary theorists have tried to answer them, but without definitive success. And now even their prized “primordial soup” recipe has failed them. Where can they turn next? In the 19th century, French chemist Louis Pasteur conducted repeatable experiments that demonstrated the impossibility of life arising spontaneously from non-life. (1) Although he is widely credited with disproving “spontaneous generation,” some theorists simply added imaginary long spans of time to that general idea and re-branded it “chemical evolution.” This holds that life on earth started in...
  • Antievolution bill in Mississippi dies

    02/05/2010 2:55:29 PM PST · by EnderWiggins · 13 replies · 388+ views
    Mississippi's House Bill 586, which if enacted would have required "scientifically sound arguments by protagonists and antagonists of the theory of evolution" to be presented in the state's schools, died in committee on February 2, 2010, according to the legislative website. In 2009, the bill's sponsor, Gary Chism (R-District 37), introduced a bill, HB 25, requiring biology textbooks in the state to include a hybrid of two previous versions of the Alabama evolution textbook disclaimer; that bill also died in committee.
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Video of Kirk Cameron Giving Away Free Copies Of "Origin of Species"

    01/17/2010 10:48:06 AM PST · by OneVike · 27 replies · 1,875+ views
    Gate of the City ^ | 1/17/10 | Chuck Ness
    Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort have found a loophole and dicided to exploit it for Christ. It would seems that Charles Darwin's book, "Origin of Species", is considered public domain by the law. So what Kirk and Comfort have done was open a hornets nest by distributing hundreds of thousands of free copies of Darwin's book with Christian material and messages as a forward. Then they distributed them for free at universities across America and Europe. The 50 page introduction picks apart aspects of Charles Darwin’s work and links it to everything from Nazi eugenics to the scientist’s alleged...
  • Evolution and Garden of Eden

    01/02/2010 12:02:43 PM PST · by urroner · 17 replies · 927+ views
    In the thread on General/Chat forum, Evolution caught in the act: Scientists measure how quickly genomes change, Restore discussed a interesting and recent scientific discovery, genome within certain plants are occurring more rapidly than expected, a lot faster.   As I was reading this thread, somebody asked how evolution explained how the moon got there.  Okay, evolution doesn't, as pointed out by several people on the thread, but geology has does a pretty good job of that explaination. This article got me to thinking about those who say the Bible states that God only took 6,000 years before the creation of Adam...
  • Banned Adam and Eve Commercial

    12/30/2009 10:31:12 AM PST · by RGirard · 31 replies · 1,578+ views ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Why would anyone want to ban a commercial featuring Adam and Eve? In this case, some people just couldn't take a joke. Centraal Beheer is an insurance company from The Netherlands which has run a series of very successful commercials where something goes unexpectedly, sometimes horribly, wrong in the end ... The request from the insurance company is "just call us." In other words: they are there for you in good times and bad, to help you with life's unexpected tragedies. Although some commercials have received praise as well as prestigious awards, others have been banned from the airwaves. One...
  • Devastating Asian Tsunami Remembered, 5 Years On

    12/26/2009 10:09:04 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies · 797+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2009 | AP
    PHUKET, Thailand (AP) ― Buddhist monks chanted on white-sand beaches in Thailand and thousands prayed at mosques in Indonesia to mark the fifth anniversary of the Asian tsunami that left 230,000 people dead. The devastating Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim. Its towering waves wiped out entire coastal communities, devastated families and crashed over tourist-filled beaches the morning after Christmas. Survivors waded through a horror show of corpse-filled waters. In Thailand, hundreds of residents and foreigners returned to the beaches on the island of Phuket to recall one of the worst natural disasters...