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  • Catholic Dogma and Teaching on Creation, [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    02/20/2011 2:58:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Catholic Dogma and Teaching on Creationand the 1909 Pontifical Biblical Commission on Genesis Catholic Dogma and Teaching on Creation and the Fall And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth. And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them....And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth:...
  • Backwards America (We're so STOOPID, unlike Cody and Barry!)

    02/17/2011 1:12:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | February 17, 2011 | Cody Gault
    America needs a Plan B, in case God flakes. President Barack Obama agrees, stressing science’s pivotal role in securing America’s future, and so do the courts, which consistently find the teaching of Creationism in public schools unconstitutional. But a recent poll found that only 28 percent of public school biology teachers present the theory of evolution as scientific fact — the rest endorse Genesis or teach it alongside other “theories that frankly don’t hold up,” as the President once put it. If Obama cannot prevent Evangelicals and abetting Republican leaders like Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin from tunneling under the...
  • Third of Russians think sun spins round Earth?

    02/11/2011 8:43:16 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Alissa de Carbonnel
    Does the sun revolve around the Earth? One in every three Russians thinks so, a spokeswoman for state pollster VsTIOM said on Friday. In a survey released this week, 32 percent of Russians believed the Earth was the center of the Solar system; 55 percent that all radioactivity is man-made; and 29 percent that the first humans lived when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.
  • New evolutionary research disproves living missing link theories

    02/10/2011 4:52:11 PM PST · by decimon · 50 replies
    University of Montreal ^ | February 10, 2011 | Unknown
    Genetic research proves worm has evolved to be less sophisticated than its ancestorsEvolution is not a steady march towards ever more sophisticated beings and therefore the search for the living "missing links" is pointless, according to findings published by a team of researchers led by Dr. Hervé Philippe of the Université de Montréal's Department of Biochemistry. "Aristotle was the first to classify organisms – from the least to the most sophisticated. Darwin's theory of evolution continued this idea, with the concept of a hierarchy of evolution. This way of thinking has led researchers and skeptics alike to look for less...
  • The Martin Gaskell Case: Not an Isolated Incident (ID sympathizer paid $125,000 in settlement)

    02/07/2011 9:02:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/03/2011 | David Klinghoffer
    In his January Diary, John Derbyshire comes down on the side of the University of Kentucky for refusing to hire Martin Gaskell, a superbly qualified astronomer, for the sole reason that he expressed sympathy for intelligent design. The case of Professor Gaskell, who sued UK for religious discrimination, needs to be understood in the context of widespread anti-Christian discrimination in academic science. I thought readers might be interested in some background on the story and many others like it to which Brother John did not draw our attention. The University of Kentucky chose to pay a $125,000 settlement to Gaskell,...
  • Gallup Poll: 4 in 10 Americans still hold creationist views

    12/20/2010 7:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 418 replies · 23+ views
    Science on MSNBC ^ | 12/19/2010
    If you're in a room of 100 people, odds are likely about 40 think God created humans about 10,000 years ago, part of a philosophy called creationism, according to a Gallup poll reported Friday (Dec. 17). That number is slightly lower than in years past and down from a high of 47 percent in both 1993 and 1999. And 38 percent of Americans, the poll estimates, believe God guided the process that brought humans from "cavemen" to today's incarnation over millions of years, while 16 percent think humans evolved over millions of years, without any divine intervention. This secular view,...
  • Who's Afraid of Noah's Ark?

    12/07/2010 8:55:07 AM PST · by wmfights · 31 replies ^ | December 7, 2010 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    A proposal to build a theme park that would feature a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark has set off a controversy in Kentucky that is worth watching. Within days, the controversy had spread to the pages of The New York Times and USA Today. So, who’s afraid of Noah’s Ark? Lots of folks, it seems, but the editors of the state’s two largest newspapers, in particular. The “Ark Encounter” is a major project to be undertaken by a partnership led by Answers in Genesis, the group that built the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky — an attraction that has now...
  • What Media Won't Tell You About Separation of Church and State

    10/20/2010 10:03:03 AM PDT · by opentalk · 93 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 20, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    The media are in a full-scale hyperventilation following Tuesday's separation of church and state comments by Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell. As an Investor's Business Daily editorial points out, O'Donnell was right when questioned about this issue during a debate with Democrat candidate Chris Coons, and all the nattering nabobs of negativism filling the airwaves are wrong: There is, of course, no such passage. Those scoffing law scholars might want to look at the Constitution's unadorned text instead of the judicial activist law review articles that take up so much of their day. What the Constitution does say, in...
  • Working Replica of Noah's Ark Opens In Schagen, Netherlands

    10/14/2010 9:54:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    News Blaze ^ | September 19, 2008
    This is truly amazing! Cannot even imagine the work time and money that went into this venture. It's also amazing to see how large this is - and that the fact it is to scale of biblical times. Enjoy. *** The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was thrown open Saturday for the first crowd of curious Pilgrims and townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark, built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible. The ark is 150...
  • Creation Museum Creates Discomfort For Some Visitors

    08/23/2010 4:50:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 18, 2010 | Stephanie Pappas
    ...a new analysis argues that for people already alienated by religious fundamentalism, the museum can be a painful reminder of discrimination and isolation. The study, presented Sunday at the American Sociological Association meeting in Atlanta, took place over three in-depth visits to the museum over a year and a half. Bernadette Barton, a professor of sociology at Morehead State University in Kentucky, toured exhibits, attended museum lectures, observed museum guests and led a student field trip to the museum. In her analysis, she argues that despite the museum's mission to reach out to believers and skeptics alike, the Creation Museum...
  • 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....