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  • Is the teenager who killed his teacher a product of evolutionary brainwashing?

    01/23/2015 8:39:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 32 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-22-15 | Warren Nunn
    The boy who’s proud to be a killer Will Cornick murders teacher in front of classmates in Leeds, England by Warren Nunn The horrendous stabbing murder of an English high school teacher and the comments the perpetrator made afterwards are a potent reminder of the possible effects of evolutionary thinking on impressionable minds. Some of the sickening comments the teenage student made after the killing included: “I wasn’t in shock, I was happy. I had a sense of pride. I still do. “I know it’s uncivilised but I know it’s incredibly instinctual and human. Past generations of life, killing is...
  • Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

    01/17/2015 3:22:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jack Healy
    When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronting these days: amateur marijuana alchemists who are turning their kitchens and basements into “Breaking Bad”-style laboratories, using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate commonly called hash oil, and sometimes accidentally blowing up their homes and lighting themselves on fire in the process.
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

    11/16/2014 8:04:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 272 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2014 | By Matt Cantor
    Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much. Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything changed relatively quickly, with all kinds of plants and animals emerging—which doesn't quite seem to fit with Darwin's theory of slow change, hence "Darwin's dilemma." Now, within a few days of each other, two new studies have appeared that could explain the shift, ABC News reports. One, by scientists at...
  • More reasons to doubt Darwin

    11/07/2014 6:45:33 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 11-6-14 | Philip Bell
    More reasons to doubt Darwin A review of: Darwin‘s Doubt, the explosive origin of animal life and the case for intelligent design by Stephen C. Meyer HarperOne, Nashville TN, USA 2013 Reviewed by Philip Bell Published: 6 November 2014 (GMT+10) Stephen Meyer has an impressive pedigree in the philosophy of science and geophysics but is better known as a prominent spokesperson for the ID movement in the USA. Darwin’s Doubt3 is, in many ways, a sequel to his Signature in the Cell (2009)4, both of them impressive in length, scope and incisive analysis. In both, he explicitly distances ID from...
  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.
  • Throwing Darwin a Curve

    10/14/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-10-14 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Throwing Darwin a Curve by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * “The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two.” That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans. Great pitching ability is not limited to ethnicity or geography, but rather to human beings alone. Great pitchers make it look so easy, and “practice makes perfect,” but it helps that the brain power necessary for control, neurological connections, and muscular arrangements for the human arm are exceedingly better than any system that exists on...
  • College student who plunged to death on cruise was watching Miami sunrise

    10/01/2014 8:25:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2014
    Kendall Wernet, 20, who was originally from South Carolina, was with a group of about five who climbed the mast on the ship, The Ecstasy, and sat there for about 45 minutes talking about life and their future. One person in the group said no drinking had been involved. Wernet was standing when a radar dish on the restricted platform started to rotate, Steve Acorn, a mentor who was with the group, told the station. The student was knocked over to the runner's track below ... "He was the kind of guy, that if you had a daughter, you'd want...
  • Darwinist Denies Human Exceptionalism in NYT

    09/29/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 28, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    Darwinist Denies Human Exceptionalism in NYT The New York Times is consistently anti-human exceptionalism, never missing an opportunity to publish articles that seek to reduce humans to just another animal in the forest.Today, the Sunday Review section has University of Washington biology professor, David P. Barash, bragging that he works to destroy faith in his classes (“The Talk”), insisting to his students that science and religion are incompatible.That kind of ideological indoctrination is par for the disturbing course in universities, but not the one of the areas with which I grapple. However, I would be remiss not to point out...
  • Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

    09/18/2014 11:37:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2014
    ROSWELL, N.M. — A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover says he later woke up in a field of donkeys. New Mexico State Police say the driver called 911 seven hours after investigators failed to find any victims from the crash. The driver told 911 dispatchers that he was lost and found himself surrounded by the animals. Authorities say the man claims he and a passenger were drinking the night before but didn't remember what happened next.
  • Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry

    09/12/2014 1:34:17 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin vs. Genetics: Surprises and Snags in the Science of Common Ancestry by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * For over 150 years, Darwin’s hypothesis that all species share a common ancestor has dominated the creation-evolution debate. Surprisingly, when Darwin wrote his seminal work, he had no direct evidence for these genealogical relationships—he knew nothing about DNA sequences. In fact, before the discovery of the structure and function of DNA, obtaining direct scientific evidence for common ancestry was impossible. Now, with online databases full of DNA-sequence information from thousands of species, the direct testing of Darwin’s hypothesis has finally commenced. What...
  • Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics

    09/02/2014 7:50:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-29-14 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Darwin's Finches: Answers From Epigenetics by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Authentic speciation is a process whereby organisms diversify within the boundaries of their gene pools, and this can result in variants with specific ecological adaptability. While it was once thought that this process was strictly facilitated by DNA sequence variability, Darwin's classic example of speciation in finches now includes a surprisingly strong epigenetic component as well.1 Epigenetic changes involve the addition of chemical tags in an organism's genome without actually changing the genetic code. Both the DNA nucleotides and the proteins that DNA is wrapped around (called histones) can be...
  • California Woman Climbs Into Zoo’s Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked In The Face

    08/17/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | August 17, 2014
    MADISON, Wis. – Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. ... giraffe’s are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life threatening.
  • State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups

    08/15/2014 10:43:31 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Evolution News dot org ^ | 6-26-14 | Casey Luskin
    State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups by Casey Luskin In previous articles this week (here and here) we saw that New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) worked with atheist groups to put on 2014 Darwin Day events that included anti-religious lectures. While the taxpayer-funded and publicly operated museum actively outreached to evolutionary atheist groups to involve them in the events, the partnership excluded participation by groups with other viewpoints, raising serious constitutional questions about freedom of speech and state endorsement of a religious belief, namely atheism. That's bad enough. The situation...
  • Why do half of Britons not believe in evolution?

    07/31/2014 6:13:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 07/31/2014 | Ken Ammi
    The info which follows dates to 2009 AD and may be the most recent stats.Indeed, as reported by the UK’s Guardian; Half of Britons do not believe in evolution, survey finds (Riazat Butt, February 1, 2009 AD) and Teach both evolution and creationism say 54% of Britons (Jessica Shepherd, October 25, 2009 AD). Thus half do not believe in it and more than half believe that both views should be taught.Keep in mind that while the UK does have RE (religious education) in public schools; it is a very, very, very secular society which is saturated with Darwinism. Logically,...
  • Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist

    07/21/2014 7:47:37 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Jerry Bergman PhD
    Jean-Henri Fabre: Anti-Evolutionist French Scientist by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * Eminent French scientist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) devoted his life to a field of research called entomology—the study of insects.1 His pioneering research laid the groundwork for this field to the extent that he is “generally considered the father of modern entomology.”2 Though his achievements were great, Fabre pointed to God as his inspiration. He refused to accept the evolutionary doctrine of his day and allowed God to take the credit for creating such a beautiful world. Fabre Begins His Lifelong Passion Born in Saint Leons, France, Fabre spent his early...
  • Search For Bank Robber Who Jumped In River Resumes Friday ( Colorado )

    07/18/2014 8:25:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    11 News ^ | Jul 18, 2014
    A bank robber tried to escape police by jumping into the Arkansas River. He hasn't been seen since. ... A witness who saw the whole scene unfold told 11 News that at first the suspect seemed confident that he had escaped police, going so far as to climbing onto a cement slab in the middle of the river and taunting officers. But when the suspect jumped back into the water, he never resurfaced. A police spokesman says the man may have gotten caught in the undertow.
  • Evolution--Darwin the Atheist in Bible Code

    06/22/2014 7:42:08 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/2/'14 | Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson
    Click on the link to watch the video.
  • James Chambers: Scratch-off winner accused in armed robbery

    05/31/2014 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    WPBF ABC 25 ^ | 05/30/2014 | WPBF
    A man who went in to claim a winning scratch-off ticket Friday was arrested on charges related to the armed robbery of a gas station in which scratch-off tickets were among the items stolen.
  • Teen drowns in Lake Allatoona while playing a game

    05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 39 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Craig Schneider
    Atlanta: An 18-year-old who had graduated from high school hours earlier drowned in Lake Allatoona this weekend while playing a game in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart, authorities said. Chance Werner, of Euharlee, was playing the game with other teens and an adult at Dock D at the Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County just before midnight on Saturday. Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday, authorities said.
  • (SC) Man dies after being shot while wearing bullet-proof vest

    05/15/2014 5:32:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    The State ^ | May 14, 2014 | ALISON NEWTON, CHARMAINE SMITH-MILES
    HONEA PATH --- A 25-year-old man is dead after he was shot Wednesday while wearing a bulletproof vest as he and his friends gathered in a garage on Broadmouth Church Road in Honea Path. Blake Randall Wardell died at the scene after he was shot in the chest with a small-caliber gun, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said. McCown said Wardell and about eight to 10 other people were gathered at the home when the shooting happened. There was no evidence at the scene of a fight or struggle, McCown said. "It wasn't a fight. They were actually going...
  • Darwin’s unexploded bomb

    05/06/2014 5:19:14 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 86 replies
    ‘This book is an attempt to understand the world as it is, not as it ought to be.’ So writes Nicholas Wade, the British-born science editor of The New York Times, in his new book A Troublesome Inheritance. For some time the post-War view of human nature as being largely culturally-formed has been under attack just as surely as the biblical explanation of mankind’s creation began to face pressure in the early 19th century. What Steven Pinker called the blank slate view of our species, whereby humans are products of social conditions and therefore possible to mould and to perfect...
  • ‘Praise Darwin!’ UConn Professor Goes Ape During Campus Preaching

    05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    STORRS, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday as he went wild during a campus gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution. James Boster, Professor of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, spent over two hours attempting to draw students away from several evangelists that were open-air preaching and distributing gospel literature on campus. Evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia told Christian News Network that Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution and became condescending and confrontational. “He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord...
  • Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, Researchers

    04/06/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Bio News - Tx ^ | 3-13-2014 | Mike Nace
    Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, According To Researchers Posted by: Mike Nace March 13, 2014 An increasing volume of archaeological research and effort has come to focus particularly on the genetic evolution and development of human beings since the last Ice Age. While the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago, promising, new research suggests that substantial evolution of the human species can now be evidenced even in peoples from as recently as 5,000 years ago — a relative blink of an eye in geological terms — thanks to cutting-edge...
  • Student fell to death after eating pot cookie (Denver CO)

    04/02/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 129 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 12:21 PM EDT
    The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie, the first reported death linked to marijuana since the drug became legal for recreational use in Colorado in January. Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel on March 11. …
  • Snake-handling Ky. pastor dies from snake bite

    02/17/2014 6:11:16 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 30 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Sam Smith
    The snake-handling pastor starring on the reality show "Snake Salvation," has died from a snake bite, according to Middlesboro Police. Police believe Jamie Coots died after a rattlesnake bit his right hand during a church service Saturday night. Coots was found dead in his home about 10 p.m. after refusing medical help, according to police. "The snake that bit him, we've been carrying it for four months. It's been carried hundreds of times and handled at all kinds of times," said Cody Coots, Coots' son. "When it's your time to go. It's just your time to go. " Coots was...
  • Snake-Handling Pastor Dies After Bite

    02/16/2014 8:58:59 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 16, 2014
    MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic reality television show “Snake Salvation” died Saturday after being bitten by a snake. The Middlesboro Police Department said Sunday that emergency medical workers received a call around 8:30 p.m. Saturday about a snakebite at a church. When an ambulance arrived, emergency workers were told the pastor, Jamie Coots, had been bitten and had gone home. Ambulance crew members went to his house, where Mr. Coots refused medical treatment, they said, and left around 9 p.m. They returned an hour later and found Mr. Coots dead.
  • Snake-handling preacher killed by rattlesnake

    02/16/2014 3:53:48 PM PST · by traumer · 52 replies
    Jamie Coots, who starred in the 'Snake Salvation' reality TV show about Pentecostal preachers, has died after being bitten and refusing treatment A "snake-handling preacher" who believed that he was following a Biblical command by picking up snakes has died after being bitten. Jamie Coots, star of an American reality television show Snake Salvation, which profiled Pentecostal snake-handling pastors, died at his home in Kentucky after refusing to go to hospital. Coots had been bitten nine times before, losing part of his finger in the process. "It's a victory to God's people that the Lord seen fit to bring me...
  • Snake Salvation Reality Star Dies From Snake Bite

    02/16/2014 10:57:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 142 replies
    TVGuide ^ | February 16, 2014
    Jamie Coots, a Kentucky pastor who starred on National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation — a reality show about Pentecostal preachers who handle serpents as part of their services — died Saturday after being bitten by one of the snakes, Kentucky's WBIR reports.
  • Darwin Day

    02/06/2014 7:15:35 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 15 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | February 6, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    February 12 is “Darwin Day” as observed by the cult followers of the British naturalist Charles Darwin. It’s been over a hundred years since the publication of Darwin's seminal book: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life and there is still not a single shred of evidence that his racist theory of breeding is true. What then, exactly, was Darwin’s creation theory? Darwin’s theory holds that breeding by superior members of a given species with each other, or what Darwin called “random selection,” results in the...
  • Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? (article)

    01/24/2014 8:50:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-24-2014 | Jerry Bergman
    Did Darwin plagiarize his evolution theory? by Jerry Bergman Some historians believe that all of the major contributions with which Darwin is credited in regard to evolution theory, including natural selection, actually were plagiarized from other scientists. Many, if not most, of Darwin’s major ideas are found in earlier works, especially those by his grandfather Erasmus Darwin. Charles Darwin rarely (if ever) gave due credit to the many persons from whom he liberally ‘borrowed’. This review looks at the evidence for this position, concluding that much evidence exists to support this controversial view. wikipedia.org Erasmus-Darwin Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) A common...
  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:19:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Hannah Flint
    A trick where boiling water is thrown in the air to instantly turn into snow in the bitingly cold US weather became a viral hit this week, as metereologists and TV reporters illustrated just how freezing it is in the polar vortex. But now it seems Americans are feeling the backlash of the stunt after trying it themselves in the -30 degree weather. The LA Times found that at least 50 people on social media complained that they or their friends were scalded by hot water on Monday and Tuesday. Others have posted photos of their injuries on Instagram, and...
  • UMD student who nearly froze, cried when told about amputations [UPDATE]

    Original post (December 30) -- Around 9:30 a.m. on December 7, University of Minnesota-Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel, 19, was found nearly frozen to death on a neighbor's porch. She'd apparently spent the entire night outside while temperatures dropped as low as 17 below zero. THE BACKSTORY: UMD student Alyssa Jo Lommel tweeted about tequila shots before she was found freezing More than three weeks later, Lommel remains hospitalized. Her condition has been upgraded to fair, but according to her family, doctors still haven't told her how bad her injuries are. Her doctor "felt that today it would be good...
  • Religion-Free Group Says to 'Praise Darwin'

    02/19/2009 9:16:25 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 472+ views
    ICR ^ | February 19, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Religion-Free Group Says to 'Praise Darwin' by Christine Dao* How much sense does this make? An organization that bills itself as a promoter of “freedom from religion” posted billboards bearing the words “Praise Darwin: Evolve Beyond Belief” in several U.S. cities to coincide with the British naturalist’s 200th birthday. Cities where the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed the advertisements include Dayton, Tennessee, and Dover, Pennsylvania—homes of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial” and the highly politicized 2005 Dover Trial, respectively. The Wisconsin-based foundation, which put up a Grinch-like sign next to a nativity scene in the Washington State Capitol during...
  • German imperialism and the African Holocaust (article)

    12/20/2013 11:16:10 AM PST · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Creation.com ^ | 11-28-2013 | Bill Johnson
    German imperialism and the African Holocaust by Bill Johnson Published: 28 November 2013 (GMT+10) Imperialism, or extending a country’s power through military force, drew enormous strength from Darwin’s theory of evolution.1 Many European powers feared losing out in the struggle for existence and earnestly sought to expand their living space by colonizing far and distant places that possessed a wealth of natural resources. One such power was Germany and one place where the natives were murdered and the land plundered was German colonial Africa. Late-nineteenth-century Germans were influenced by a number of anthropological assumptions, two of which were: (1) White...
  • Evolution to blame for murder of millions? (Book Review)

    10/03/2013 12:54:16 PM PDT · by kimtom · 178 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 10/3/2013 | Jim Fletcher
    A trip through a major Holocaust museum will tell you most of what you need to know about the mindset of the fiends who murdered millions in the middle of the last century. Poster-size images of death-camp inmates – all staring blankly – attest to the monstrous worldview of the prisoners’ tormentors. What, though, really explains the Nazi capacity for murder? How could “regular people” slaughter children? What possessed – pun intended – Hitler’s willing executioners to butcher women and old men? I think Jerry Bergman has figured it out In a new book, “Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview,”...
  • Crocodile Attack: Australian Camper Snatched From Muddy River

    08/25/2013 10:43:24 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 25 August 2013 | Alastair Jamieson
    An Australian camper was missing and presumed dead after being snatched by a crocodile in front of onlookers as he swam across a river with a friend. Alcohol may have played a part in the decision to swim, Police said.
  • Police say man tried to rob gun store with knife, bat

    07/26/2013 10:46:50 AM PDT · by jonascord · 13 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | July 25, 2013 | Jesse Marx
    A knife- and baseball bat-wielding man found himself outgunned Thursday when he entered Discount Gun Sales and smashed a display case, police said. They've arrested and identified that man as Derrick Mosley, 22, and say he got his hands on an unloaded semi-automatic handgun before the store's manager drew his own. The manager, whose name has not been released, commanded Mosley to drop his weapons and get down on the ground, according to police. The manager did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
  • Darwin’s Doubt

    07/19/2013 12:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/09/2013 | Frank Turek
    Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it. Meyer writes about the complex history of new life forms in an easy to understand narrative style. He takes the reader on a journey from Darwin to today while trying to discover the best explanation for how the first groups of animals arose. He shows, quite persuasively, that Darwinian mechanisms don’t have the power to do the job. Using the same investigative forensic approach Darwin used over 150 years ago, Meyer investigates the central doubt Darwin...
  • Darwin's Doubt

    07/16/2013 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 156 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 09, 2013 | Frank Turek
    Darwin’s Doubt Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it. Meyer writes about the complex history of new life forms in an easy to understand narrative style. He takes the reader on a journey from Darwin to today while trying to discover the best explanation for how the first groups of animals arose. He shows, quite persuasively, that Darwinian mechanisms don’t have the power to do the job. Using the same investigative forensic approach Darwin used over 150 years ago, Meyer investigates the central...
  • Travelers Rest man killed in fireworks mishap

    07/05/2013 11:58:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    The Travelers Rest Tribune ^ | 05 July 2013 | James Richardson
    A 54-year-old Travelers Rest man died Thursday night after he was injured in a fireworks-related accident. Robin Rhodes Smith was setting of fireworks at his home on Hilltop Road in Travelers Rest around 9:20 p.m. when the incident occurred, according to Mike Ellis, chief deputy for the Greenville County Coroner's Office. Witnesses told Ellis that Smith lit a flaming ball charge and inserted it into a mortar-type launching tube, but it did not ignite. Smith used a pocket knife to install another fuse and, once lit, held the base of the tube up against his chest. Ellis said the round...
  • Killer escaped prison after being issued picture of master key to all locks

    04/26/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    Northern Territory News ^ | 26th April 2013 | Matt Cunningham
    THE design for a key that allowed a convicted killer to escape from a Territory prison was printed on the cover of a booklet given to all inmates, it has been revealed. A former prison officer said the design of the master key - which could open every lock in Berrimah jail in Darwin - was printed on the front of the prisoners' information handbook. He said a copy of the book was given to all inmates on arrival at the prison. Daniel Heiss escaped from Berrimah jail in 1995, sparking a 12-day manhunt around Darwin. ..... "The prisoners' information...
  • AmeriCorps Volunteer Shot Down on New Orleans Street

    04/03/2013 1:26:41 PM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 43 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/3/2013 | Mesarthim
    A recent high school graduate from the Midwest who moved to New Orleans in hopes of making a difference in the lives of others, was gunned down on a New Orleans street corner Monday night. Joseph Massenburg, 18, had been eager to embark on his first project in New Orleans as an AmeriCorps member, friends and family said.
  • A Darwinist Mob Goes After a Serious Philosopher

    03/24/2013 8:51:28 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 66 replies
    New Republic ^ | 3/8/13 | LEON WIESELTIER
    s there a greater gesture of intellectual contempt than the notion that a tweet constitutes an adequate intervention in a serious discussion? But when Thomas Nagel’s formidable book Mind and Cosmos recently appeared, in which he has the impudence to suggest that “the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false,” and to offer thoughtful reasons to believe that the non-material dimensions of life—consciousness, reason, moral value, subjective experience—cannot be reduced to, or explained as having evolved tidily from, its material dimensions, Steven Pinker took to Twitter and haughtily ruled that it was “the shoddy reasoning of a once-great...
  • Darwin Day resolution introduced in congress (By Congressman Rush Holt of NJ)

    01/30/2013 7:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/23/2013
    A resolution designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, has been introduced into the United States House of Representatives.The proposed resolution would be a recognition of Charles Darwin as “a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."The Darwin Day resolution was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on Jan. 22, 2013. Holt, one of the few members of Congress with a Ph.D. in a scientific field, is the sole sponsor of the bill. After its introduction, the resolution, H. Res. 41, was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space,...
  • Evolution Isn't Science

    11/29/2012 7:56:08 PM PST · by kathsua · 300 replies
    hutchinson News ^ | 11/27/2012 | KENNETH B. LUCAS
    The new standard for teaching science in public schools should prohibit teaching religious beliefs like evolution as if they were the equivalent of scientific theories. Science should be defined as using experimentation and observation to discover information about physical reality. Explanations of what happened in the ancient past cannot be verified using experimentation and observation. ----------advertisement----------- Contrary to a popular myth pushed by those who want to make science a substitute for religion, science has yet to produce a new explanation for the development of life or the origin of the universe. The idea that the universe came out of...
  • Turkish schoolbooks denounce Darwin, Einstein as 'Jews'

    10/21/2012 7:28:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 10/21/12 | staff
    Turkish schoolchildren in Istanbul received a series of books denouncing scientific figures, including one denying the theory of evolution and describing Charles Darwin as a big-nosed Jew, the Financial Times reported Friday. According to the paper, the books were distributed last week to hundreds of students in the Maltepe district of Turkey's capital after the government-affiliated local education authority approved their content. The book on Darwin reportedly states that the evolutionary biologist “Had two problems: First he was a Jew; second, he hated his prominent forehead, big nose and misshapen teeth.” Darwin was not Jewish. A separate book on Albert...
  • Man collapses, dies after winning roach-eating contest in Broward

    10/08/2012 9:31:07 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-08-12 | ANNA EDGERTON
    Edward Archbold was willing to do anything to win an exotic python — even eating bugs both crunchy and slimy. His competitive spirit ended in tragedy. After downing more than 20 giant creepy-crawlies, Archbold vomited, collapsed and died. The grand prize has been put aside in his name and will be given to his estate. Friday night’s contest at a Deerfield Beach reptile store started with a party atmosphere, with food and drink – besides the bugs. The insect-eating began with an eye on the prize: a female Ivory Ball python that sells for $700. Archbold, 32, wasn’t a “snake...
  • Evolution theorist Alfred Russel Wallace goes online

    09/28/2012 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Natufian · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/28/2012 | Jonathan Amos
    The Wallace Line is a term still in use today and refers to the sharp division between the types of animals in Australia and those on the Asian archipelago. Wallace identified this abrupt transition, but could not satisfactorily explain it. Nor would he have been able to. It is only with the 20th Century theory of plate tectonics that scientists can now describe how Australia, with its unique flora and fauna, was delivered from another part of the globe and abutted to South East Asia.
  • Tragic end to young lives (Calif)

    09/04/2012 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Bullish · 43 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 9-04-2012 | Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff writer
    ONTARIO - Comments posted on a Twitter account belonging to one of five men killed in Sunday's car crash described intoxication and speeding at 120 mph about 20 minutes before the collision. The comment, "Drunk (expletive) going 120 drifting corners" was posted at 1:19 a.m. on an account belonging to Ervin McKinness, 21, of Ontario. The post ended with the acronym Y.O.L.O., which means "You Only Live Once." The crash occurred at 1:41 a.m., killing McKinness, Marquell Bogan, 23, and Dylan George, 20, both of Ontario; Jonathan Waston, 21, of San Bernardino, and JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga. "It's...