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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 PageOneKentucky.com, 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
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 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
    Urroner
    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
    Examiner.com ^ | 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...
  • Vestigial Arguments: remnants of evolution?

    12/15/2009 12:00:15 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Creation Ministries International ^ | June 11, 2008 | Shaun Doyle
    "It is often assumed by the anti-God brigade, though unvoiced, that the designer created everything as we see it today. Within the biblical model, degeneration is expected because of the Fall. The Fall subjected the Creation to bondage to decay (Romans 8:18–25), of which mutational degeneration is one example." Vestigial arguments: remnants of evolution by Shaun Doyle The coccyx (tailbone) has long been wrongly thought to be vestigial by evolutionists ‘Vestigial’ organs have been used as an argument against a designer for many years, and have been used as a major ‘proof’ of evolution. The ‘vestigial organs’ argument is merely...
  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Evolution and Creation

    12/15/2009 11:35:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies · 1,358+ views
    probe.org ^ | 1993 | Dr. Ray and Sue Bohlin
    Problems with Evolutionary Theory Why is there a problem with evolution in the first place? Someone once asked you, "What should I believe?" Remember what you told them? Basically I said you should only believe what there is evidence for. After spending years studying evolution in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, I can tell you that, first of all, there is evidence for small changes in organisms as they adapt to small environmental fluctuations. Second, there is evidence that new species do arise. We see new species of fruit flies, rodents, and even birds. But when the original species is...
  • Evidence for Trustworthiness of the BIBLE: Archaeological Discoveries

    12/13/2009 2:41:34 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies · 2,126+ views
    alwaysbeready.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    For the past 150 years archaeologists have been verifying the exact truthfulness of the Bible's detailed records of various events, customs, persons, cities, nations, and geographical locations. Dr. Nelson Glueck probably the greatest modern authority on Israeli archeology, has said, “No archeological discovery has ever controverted [overturned] a Biblical reference. Scores of archeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.” In every instance where the Bible can be, or has been checked out...
  • The evolution of the flat-Earthers

    12/09/2009 3:55:58 PM PST · by xcamel · 16 replies · 739+ views
    The Idaho Mountain Express ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | DICK DORWORTH
    "As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities." —Voltaire "Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true." —Demosthenes A long, long, long time ago, many people believed the Earth was flat, but for more than the last 2,000 years few educated people have subscribed to this delusion. The story (included in some textbooks used in American schools) that Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was the first proof that the Earth is round and not flat is deceitful historical revisionism, nothing more. For (literally) thousands of years, people...
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • Faith and science: UAB professor's book helps teachers present evolution without offense

    11/28/2009 10:53:49 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 52 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 11/28/09 | Bob Sims
    Faith and science: UAB professor's book helps teachers present evolution without offenseUAB education professor Lee Meadows grew up in love with science, but his conservative Southern Baptist upbringing left him somewhat conflicted.Lee Meadows Meadows has written "Missing Link," a textbook on how to teach evolution without offending religious beliefs. "It's a book for teachers to help them deal with the issue of evolution with middle and high school students," he said. Meadows said he knows the student's perspective from experience. "Biology is my favorite subject," he said. "But evolution scared me off as a student. I was afraid of evolution...
  • Book Tour Questions Sarah Palin Creationism Solid Factual Ground Syngameons

    11/20/2009 10:12:04 AM PST · by USALiberty · 17 replies · 577+ views
    Dancing from Genesis ^ | James I. Nienhuis
    Red hot Sarah Palin must gird herself to confront the barrage of questioning sure to come her way from the rabidly frothing darwinists of the left wing media concerned about her christian belief that biblical history, including the book of Genesis, is truly accurate history, thus a golden opportunity for the populist hero to school the skeptics on the science of the Bible, achievable after a few tweeks of her message, such as her mistaken notion that the many created biblical kinds of animals were “species” of animals (wrongly using Darwin’s term), which actually is scientifically meaningless, that’s right you...
  • NASA Reproduces A Building Block Of Life In Laboratory

    11/13/2009 4:12:59 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 19 replies · 1,394+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11 November 2009 | NASA
    NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, a key component of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation under space-like conditions produces this essential ingredient of life. Pyrimidine is a ring-shaped molecule made up of carbon and nitrogen and is the basic structure for uracil, part of a genetic code found in ribonucleic acid (RNA). RNA is central to protein synthesis, but has many other roles. "We have demonstrated for the first time that we can make uracil, a component of RNA, non-biologically in a laboratory...
  • Now I understand: Creationism vs. Evolution

    11/09/2009 12:31:42 PM PST · by Cousin Eddie · 42 replies · 2,082+ views
    Figures that I would learn this from my wife (who heard it from another woman): A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?" The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so all mankind was made." Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved." The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they...
  • In Turkey, fertile ground for creationism

    11/08/2009 5:47:34 PM PST · by Gondring · 26 replies · 742+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 8, 2009 | Marc Kaufman, Washington Post Staff Writer
    Adnan Oktar, who as Harun Yahya isTurkey's best-known and most assertivecritic of evolution, says he is"following the path of Allah."(Marc Kaufman/the Washington Post) ISTANBUL -- Sema Ergezen teaches biology to Turkish students interested in teaching science themselves, and she has long struggled with her students' ignorance of, and sometimes hostility to, the notion of evolution. But she was taken aback when several of her Marmara University students recently accused her of being an atheist, or worse, for teaching anything but the doctrine that God created the Earth and everything on it. "They said I was a liar if I called...
  • Creationism, Minus a Young Earth, Emerges in the Islamic World

    11/02/2009 8:03:34 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 115 replies · 1,899+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 2, 2009 | Kenneth Chang
    AMHERST, Mass. — Creationism is growing in the Muslim world, from Turkey to Pakistan to Indonesia, international academics said last month as they gathered here to discuss the topic. But, they said, young-Earth creationists, who believe God created the universe, Earth and life just a few thousand years ago, are rare, if not nonexistent. One reason is that although the Koran, the holy text of Islam, says the universe was created in six days, the next line adds that a day, in this instance, is metaphorical: “a thousand years of your reckoning.” By contrast, some Christian creationists find in the...
  • On the Myths about Charles Darwin

    10/31/2009 3:25:50 PM PDT · by Natural Law · 39 replies · 929+ views
    Oct. 31, 2009 | Natural Law
    Much has been made of the piety, or rather the lack thereof, of Charles Darwin. He has repeatedly been characterized on FR as an atheist, a fool, a demon, an agent of devil, and one on a vendetta to drive believers away from God. Some go so far as to declare him a false God and the science he suggested to be a false religion. Those that profess this are either grossly ignorant or intentionally deceiving so as to reinforce their personal beliefs and conclusions. Diminishing the messenger is often easier than diminishing the message. The Myth that Darwin was...
  • Darwin teaching 'divides opinion'

    10/26/2009 6:51:16 AM PDT · by LondonCathy · 19 replies · 626+ views
    BBC ^ | 26/10/2009 | BBC
    More than half of adults in a survey of 10 countries thought school science lessons should teach evolutionary theories alongside creationism.
  • What Do Americans Believe About Creationism and Evolution?</

    10/23/2009 8:18:13 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 452 replies · 5,618+ views
    john in springfield | 10/23/2009 | jis (vanity)
    What Do Americans Believe About Creationism and Evolution? After spending time on some of the recent discussions here at FR about Young Earth Creationism (YEC) and other points of view (which I will call Old Earth Creationism (OEC) and Naturalistic Evolution), I found myself wondering: how many FReepers (and how many Americans) hold each particular view? Obviously, there aren't any statistics on FReepers. But there are on Americans as a whole, and on certain groups of Americans. The best general resource I've found so far on people's viewpoints is located here. I will summarize some of those here. (Note: This...
  • Dinosaur Soft Tissue Issue Is Here to Stay

    10/19/2009 1:40:13 PM PDT · by lasereye · 56 replies · 2,010+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sep 1, 2009 | Brian Thomas
    In recent decades, soft, squishy tissues have been discovered inside fossilized dinosaur bones. They seem so fresh that it appears as though the bodies were buried only a few thousand years ago. Since many think of a fossil as having had the original bone material replaced by minerals, the presence of actual bone--let alone pliable blood vessels, red blood cells, and proteins inside the bone--is quite extraordinary. These finds also present a dilemma. Given the fact that organic materials like blood vessels and blood cells rot, and the rates at which certain proteins decay, how could these soft tissues have...
  • Cancellation of Darwin film creates uproar

    10/16/2009 6:11:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,071+ views
    Daily News Los Angeles ^ | 10/16/2009 | Troy Anderson
    As the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's landmark book on evolution approaches, a brouhaha has erupted in Los Angeles County over a planned series of events exploring the conflict between his theories and "intelligent design" advocates. A group that favors "intelligent design" had planned to premier a new documentary film at the California Science Center in Los Angeles later this month, but the center later canceled the event. The group claims the cancellation was an act of censorship, made after the center was pressured by the Smithsonian Institution, but the center chalked it up to a contract issue, without elaborating....
  • Searching In Vain For A Black Cat In The Dark

    10/11/2009 10:58:43 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 10/10/09 | DJP I.F.
    NASA’s recent rocket launch into the south pole of the moon to see if water was underneath the surface moon. This little fact finding mission has cost the American tax payers roughly 79 million dollars. A 79 million dollar search for the answers that Almighty God’s Word states for absolutely free. One of the key reasons for this extravaganza was for the search of water for supporting a colony on the moon. NASA and its followers believe if water can be found on the moon or on any planet, that they can prove that “life” can existed in other worlds....
  • New astrophysical discoveries leave little to no room for Atheism, expert says

    09/30/2009 6:47:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies · 2,267+ views
    CNA ^ | 9/30/2009
    Denver, Colo., Sep 30, 2009 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Contemporary astrophysics hold the scientific key to prove the existence of God, but unfortunately very few know the scientific facts, said Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J, PhD, during a conference delivered on Sunday at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in Denver, Colorado. The Honolulu-born Jesuit is the past president of Gonzaga University and is also well-known philosopher and physicist who is involved in bringing science and theology together. Fr. Spitzer is currently engaged in an ambitious project to explain the metaphysical consequences of the latest astrophysical discoveries,...
  • Evolution: A Product of God's Design

    09/08/2009 7:51:21 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 27 replies · 1,262+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Brian Woodward
    For nearly two centuries the debate of how life was formed has raged. Did it occur through evolution or by creation? For many the debate is a theological one. Many Christians reject evolution holding that this theory is contrary to the Bible. Evolutionists often cite their theory as one refuting the existence of God. But can one believe in a creator while simultaneously accepting evolution?
  • Feds set to seize Dinosaur Adventure Land

    09/03/2009 1:38:26 PM PDT · by Señor Zorro · 4 replies · 724+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2009-09-02 | WorldNetDaily
    The son of imprisoned evangelist Kent Hovind says a judge's order to seize Creation Science Evangelism properties actually helps clear the path for a fresh start – free of legal trouble – if the Florida-based ministry can raise $170,000 in the next two weeks. Eric Hovind, who now leads Creation Science Evangelism, or CSE, told WND the federal government has given the ministry notice that the properties – which include the popular theme park Dinosaur Adventure Land – must be vacated by Sept. 15 if the forfeiture amount of $380,000 is not paid. The properties also include three homes. As...
  • Scientifically Illiterate and Innumerate: Why Americans Are So Easily Bamboozled About Energy

    08/24/2009 8:31:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies · 2,604+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | Aug. 21, 2009 | Robert Bryce
    <p>Two years ago, I interviewed Vaclav Smil, the prolific author and energy thinker. I asked Smil, a distinguished professor at the University of Manitoba, why Americans are so easily swayed by politicians and others when it comes to energy matters. His response: scientific illiteracy and innumeracy. “Without any physical, chemical, and biological fundamentals, and with equally poor understanding of basic economic forces, it is no wonder that people will believe anything,” he told me.</p>
  • Richard Dawkins : Creationists, now they’re coming for your children

    08/24/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2,378+ views
    Times Online ^ | 8/24/2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Imagine that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world — for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the sinewy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of Julius Caesar and the voluptuous excesses of the later emperors. That’s a big undertaking and it takes time, concentration, dedication. Yet you find your precious time continually preyed upon, and your class’s attention distracted, by a baying pack of ignoramuses (as a Latin scholar...
  • How Evolution Created Evolution

    08/13/2009 8:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 638+ views
    Darwin's God ^ | 8/12/2009 | Cornelius Hunter
    Did your high school biology teacher tell you that evolution is a fact because, after all, species are observed to adapt and evolve in nature? At the time it may not have occurred to you that moths changing color and the beaks of birds changing shape hardly demonstrate that entirely new forms and designs can appear without a trace of evolutionary history. It also may not have occurred to you that those examples of adaptation, observed in the field, occur suspiciously quickly. Wasn't evolution supposed to take millions of years? But even if those problems did occur to you, what...
  • Dembski Exam [IDer Dembski promotes Alinski!]

    08/10/2009 8:52:29 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 12 replies · 628+ views
    RichardDawkins.net ^ | August 8, 2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Thanks to Baron Scarpia for alerting us to this website, which outlines the rigorous academic standards [Quote-miners, please note: this is sarcasm] which William Dembski’s students have to achieve in his courses on Intelligent Design and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: http://www.designinference.com/teaching/teaching.htm If you follow the links, you will see that it is full of gems: we won’t spoil them for you by flagging them all up, but – just to whet your appetite – you will notice that, at both undergrad and masters level, there are courses for which 20% of the final marks come from having...
  • Atheists expelled from Creation Museum

    08/09/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,178+ views
    Examiner ^ | 8/8/2009 | Michael Rosch
    I first heard of PZ Myers when he became known for being the man who was literally expelled from a screening of the creationist mockumentary Expelled. . .despite not doing anything wrong and actually being one of the stars of the film. Now he can add being expelled from the Creation “Museum” to his resume. Well, actually he wasn’t expelled; it was some of the atheists he was with that were expelled from the “museum” and another atheist he was with that was harrassed by the “museum’s” security staff. It all began several weeks ago when PZ Myers along with...
  • Atheists expelled from Creation "Museum"

    08/09/2009 6:29:20 AM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 199 replies · 5,394+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug 9th, 2009 | Michael Rosch
    ...according to Myers and at least one of my other sources that attended, aside from joking to each other about the ridiculous nonsense in the “museum”, no one misbehaved. But that didn’t seem to stop “museum” officials from harassing individuals and eventually kicking a few people out of the “museum” for imaginary infractions. Essentially, it seems the “museum” feels that merely disagreeing with its “science” and mocking it to one’s friends is grounds for having visitors removed from the property. This is absurd. Could you imagine if the American Museum of Natural History ejected visitors for being creationists? Or if...
  • Federal Judge Rules Creationism-Themed Park To Be Seized

    08/06/2009 5:40:04 AM PDT · by steve-b · 11 replies · 674+ views
    WLTX ^ | 8/4/09 | Ryan McClung
    In a bit of random news, a federal judge ruled last week that Dinosaur Aventure Land, a creationism theme park in Pensacola, Florida, would be seized. The park's owners were convicted of tax fraud and the land the park inhabits and the two bank accounts associated with it will be expropriated to satisfy $430,400 owed to the federal government in taxes. The seizure of the property is the result of 17 years of the park's owner, Kent Hovind, fighting the federal government over $470,000 in employee taxes owed. Hovind claimed he was employed by God and his "ministers" -- I'm...
  • Creationist Governor Featured Speaker at RNC Meeting (Tim Pawlenty)

    07/21/2009 11:42:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies · 1,866+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 21, 2009 | Charles Johnson
    ...Like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and almost every other so-called GOP “frontrunner,” Pawlenty is a creationist, who’s in favor of teaching “intelligent design” creationism to children as science...
  • Signature in the Cell

    07/21/2009 9:44:16 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 518+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 21, 2009 | Emily Kanyi
    Signature in the Cell by: Emily Kanyi, August 21, 2009 Stephen Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell does not attempt to unravel the age-old mystery of the origin of life. Instead, Meyer explicitly moves from the known to the unknown and draws from historical and scientific theories that seek to explain the origin of life, including Charles Darwin’s natural selection and James Watson and Francis Crick’s “revolutionary discovery” of the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mystery. Based on his exploration of the science, Meyer concludes that the formation of life can be explained by the process of intricate design found in DNA...
  • Creationism piece no way to honor Darwin's birthday (Letter to the editor of the Boston Globe)

    07/20/2009 8:07:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,363+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/20/2009 | Steven Pinker
    SHAME ON you for publishing two creationist op-eds in two years from the Discovery Institute, a well-funded propaganda factory that aims to sow confusion about evolution. Virtually no scientist takes “intelligent design’’ seriously, and in the famous Dover, Pa., trial in 2005, a federal court ruled that it is religion in disguise. The judge referred to the theory’s “breathtaking inanity,’’ which is a fine description of Stephen Meyer’s July 15 op-ed “Jefferson’s support for intelligent design.’’ Well, yes, Thomas Jefferson died 33 years before Darwin published “The Origin of Species.’’ And Meyer’s idea that the DNA code implies a code...