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  • Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian'

    07/24/2011 5:20:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 150 replies
    Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian' Norwegian's manifesto shows Breivik not religious, having no personal faith WASHINGTON – A review of Anders Behring Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto shows the media's quick characterization of the Norwegian terrorist as a "Christian" may be as incorrect as it was to call Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh one. Breivik was arrested over the weekend, charged with a pair of brutal attacks in and near Oslo, Norway, including a bombing in the capital city that killed 7 and a shooting spree at a youth political retreat on the island of Utoya that killed more than 80...
  • Killing Owls to Save Owls. Why can’t liberals accept Darwinian competition among owl breeds?

    02/22/2011 6:50:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/22/2011 | Lou Dolinar
    First they came for the loggers, destroying 30,000 jobs and countless lives. Now they’re coming for the Barred Owl. Anyone remember the Great Spotted Owl Controversy? Back in the late 80s and early 90s, it was the first major instance of the environmental movement (with the cooperation of Al Gore and the Clinton administration) using the Endangered Species Act to accomplish their stealth goal — in this case driving productive mankind out of millions of acres of federally owned old-growth forest. When a judge ruled that cutting down trees endangered the picky owl’s habitat and had to end, it sparked...
  • Video of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business

    06/06/2010 12:06:11 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 29 replies · 971+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/6/10 | Chuck Wolk
    I don't understand the language the reporter is speaking, but after some investigation I found out that this arsonists was eventually caught. After the authorities saw the security tape, they checked the emergency rooms to see who turned up for medical attention for burns. After they checked the hospital records they found their man, or should I say arsonist. I love it when criminals make it easy for the police to find and convict them. Follow the link below to see theVideo of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business
  • Liberalism, Atheism, Male Sexual Exclusivity Linked to IQ

    02/26/2010 2:39:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 1,618+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/26/10 | Elizabeth Landua
    Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women. The findings will be published in the March 2010 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly. The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning -- on the order of 6 to 11 points...
  • Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent design (published on CNN!!!)

    11/24/2009 6:50:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 171 replies · 3,129+ views
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2009 | Stephen Meyer, Ph.D.
    Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent design --snip-- (CNN) -- While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon. Darwin is the subject of adulation that teeters on the edge of hero worship, expressed in everything from scholarly seminars and lecture series to best-selling new atheist tracts like those by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. The atheists claim that...
  • Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death

    04/20/2009 8:26:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 120 replies · 3,374+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | April 20, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    Slouching Toward Columbine: Darwin's Tree of Death April 20, 2009 David Klinghoffer I've long been fascinated by the image of the Tree of Death, parallel to the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden and cryptically referred to in mystical texts explaining the Hebrew Bible: And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:9). Come and behold: as soon as night falls, the...
  • DARWIN THEORY IS PROVED TRUE

    03/31/2007 1:09:59 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 142 replies · 1,562+ views
    DARWIN THEORY IS PROVED TRUE! That headline is from the New York Times. Have you seen similar headlines? I have. Many. "New Fossil Find Bolsters Evolution"... "DNA Proves Camels took to the Seas"... "Darwin Vindicated: Top Scientist evolves Yeast into Yeast", and so on. I have seen many such headlines in the media, in the last few years alone. But this is, to the best of my knowledge, the original "Darwin Proved True" headline. One can say, in a sense, that all subsequent "Darwin Proved True" articles evolved from this one, the common ancestor of them all, dated (by carbon...
  • Altruism and Shared Genes

    02/12/2003 7:41:27 PM PST · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 12 replies · 556+ views
    Darwinian Fairytales (Avebury Series in Philosophy) | 1996 | D. C. Stove
    Demons and Dawkins So You Think You Are a Darwinian? Darwinism's Dilemma (part I: Cave Man) Darwinism's Dilemma (part II: Hard Man)An exerpt from Altruism and Shared Genes David Stove WE ARE NOW in a position to identify what the irresistible attraction is that the theory of inclusive fitness holds for every modern Darwinian Mind. If a man openly denies the reality of altruism, then, as well as incurring the deserved ridicule of people of common sense, he incurs the moral indignation of people of common decency; as Hobbes, Mandeville, and Machiavelli (among others) found out by experience. He...