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  • A 'most powerful woman' – National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

    12/25/2015 5:08:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    catholicnewsagency.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | cna
    Washington D.C., Dec 23, 2015 / 06:02 pm (CNA).- Our Lady. Blessed Mother. Virgin Mary. Queen of Peace. Theotokos. Handmaid of the Lord. Mother Mary. These are just some of the titles used to describe the young woman to whom an angel appeared some 2,000 years ago with the message that she would conceive and bear the Savior of the World. Mary has very few recorded words in the New Testament, but her worldwide devotion spans across time, cultures and even religions. In a Nov. 8 feature for National Geographic, “How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman,”...
  • David Letterman to take part in series about climate change

    09/17/2015 2:03:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2015 4:19 PM EDT
    David Letterman will return to TV next year to help draw attention to the effects of climate change when he appears on an episode of Years of Living Dangerously. The National Geographic Channel series, which Thursday was renewed for a second season, has signed Letterman for his first announced appearance since leaving his job hosting CBS Late Show.
  • Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic [media up in arms]

    09/10/2015 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic. Heres the problem everybody should be talking about. The media was up in arms yesterday at news of Murdoch's high-profile acquisition. Here's what you should know. The news that National Geographic has now been placed in the hands of Rupert Murdoch prompted a predictable outcry, roughly akin to what happens in the movies when the clearly evil tycoon takes the orphans away. A bastion of popular science is now controlled by a very prominent climate change denier who, despite his companys assurances of editorial integrity, has spent decades interfering with the independence of his...
  • 'Killing Jesus' Debuts On National Geographic, Breaks Ratings Record

    04/04/2015 7:22:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    News Everyday ^ | 04/03/2015 | Kamal Nayan
    National Geographic's adaptation of Bill O-Reilly book Killing Jesus recently debuted to record-breaking 3.7 million viewers. The telecast would be all-time highest rated telecast. Killing Jesus was aired as a three-hour special which chronicled the events leading up to death of the Jesus Christ. The book was released in September 2013 and till now it has sold more than 6.8 million copies. The Guardian's Selina O'Grady called Killing Jesus "a breathy retelling of the gospel stories by two conservative Catholics, one of whom, O'Reilly, believes that he was inspired to write the book by the Holy Ghost." The telecast will...
  • Bill O'Reilly Explains Why He Cast a Muslim Actor for the Role of Jesus in 'Killing Jesus'

    03/27/2015 7:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | BY VINCENT FUNARO
    Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film. During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus. He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the...
  • National Geographic, Supermarket Tabloid?

    03/19/2015 11:51:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 19, 2015 | Peter Hannaford
    ".....For decades the National Geographic Society has engaged in serious exploration and scientific inquiry and has earned the confidence of thousands of members/readers. That makes it worrisome that key people there seem to have become followers of the concept of Deep Ecology proclaimed by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess in 1973. The concept holds that all life, from human to dust mites, should be safe to live and pursue happiness. Although we humans are the only species with the ability to reason, this gives no special privileges; rather, the responsibility for all the others. To do this, we must not exploit...
  • Global Warming Explorers Stuck in Blizzard (HA HA HA)

    03/19/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    globalwarming101.com ^ | 03/19/2007 | milwguy
    Yesterday I posted this quote from Elizabeth from the Will Steger Foundation global warming expedition to the artic.............. It felt so good to be back on trail. The weather was relatively warm for this time of year, there was little wind and the sun was shining. The mountains plunge dramatically to the ice on all sides. The U-shape of the head of the fiord ahead of us gave us a clue to the glaciations that sculpted this land, grinding away the granite to leave sheer walls of bare rock. I felt like I was inside an I-Max movie. I couldn't...
  • 2014 Travelers of the Year

    10/16/2014 9:10:25 PM PDT · by tenger · 1 replies
    National Geographic Traveler ^ | October 16, 2014 | George Stone
    11 Individuals, One Inspiring Journey Home is where the heart is. For the Inion family (www.traveldeepandwide.com), that means everywhere. When Brent and Stacey-Jean set out from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on a family road trip in 2007, their goal was to explore the United States. As their itinerary grew to include Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Belize, and Mexico, so did their number. There are now 11 Inions, including four kids adopted from China, India, Egypt, and South Korea. Their ninth child, Jeriah, was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition. Four of their other children have special needs as well, with...
  • National Geographics Warming Warning 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912. P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • 'I was a virgin to humiliation of that level': Monica Lewinsky speaks out ...

    07/01/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | LYDIA WARREN and ALEX GREIG
    Monica Lewinsky has spoken out about becoming 'the most humiliated woman in the world' when salacious details of her affair with then-President Bill Clinton emerged. As part of her return to the spotlight, Lewinsky shared details in a new National Geographic documentary, 'The 90s: The Last Great Decade?', which will air starting next Sunday. On Tuesday, the Today show gave a first glimpse at the three-part special, in which Lewinsky, now 40, opens up about the day a 445-page report by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr was published. 'That was one of the worst days of my life,' she said. 'I...
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO MAP CRIMEA AS PART OF RUSSIA

    03/19/2014 7:54:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On Wednesday, the National Geographic Society announced that they would be altering the global map to include Crimea in the map of Russia after Crimeas secession from Ukraine is legally finalized. On Tuesday, National Geographic editorial leadership, led by geographer Juan Jose Valdes, determined that maps used by the organization must show the world as it is, not as people would like it to beAs you can only surmise, sometimes our maps are not received in a positive light by some individuals who want to see the world in a different light.
  • (MUST SEE) Vintage 1939 PHOTO: US Lawmen Dragging Fugitve Across US-Mexico Border; El Paso, Texas

    12/14/2013 12:10:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1939 | Luis Marden / National Geographic
    circa 1939: Dragging a fugitive across the border, near El Paso, Texas, USA Picture by Luis Marden / National Geographic.
  • Tut-Tut: Did Nat Geo Bribe Egypt's Famed Indiana Jones?

    10/28/2013 7:28:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Aram Roston
    Vocativ has learned that the Justice Department has opened a criminal bribery investigation into the prestigious nonprofit. At issue: Nat Geo's tangled relationship with Dr. Zahi Hawass, a world-famous Indiana Jonestype figure who for years served as the official gatekeeper to Egypt's glittering antiquities. Beginning in 2001 and continuing for a decade, National Geographic paid the archaeologist between $80,000 and $200,000 a year for his expertise. The payments came at a time when the popularity of mummies and pharaohs was helping transform the 125-year-old explorer society into a juggernaut with multiple glossies, a publishing house and a television channel. But...
  • National Geographic encourages culturally induced ignorance

    09/20/2013 7:41:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/20/2013 | Marita Noon
    For 125 years, National Geographic has enjoyed a reputation as a scientific and educational organization. It is so trusted that if a topic is covered within the pages of National Geographic, it has been accepted without question. Most of us grew up reading it in the classroom, and later, in the doctors office. So what were they thinking when they chose to feature a nearly submerged Statue of Liberty on the cover of the September issue? Obviously, by using scare tactics and fear mongering, the editors have bought into the propaganda of man-made climate change. They are frantically trying to...
  • Official Trailer from Comic-Con | COSMOS | FOX BROADCASTING

    07/23/2013 3:01:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 21, 2013 | Fox Broadcasting
    Check out the trailer for COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part docu-series debuting in 2014 on FOX!
  • National Geographic gun expose instead exposes journalistic bias

    07/20/2013 6:38:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    A National Geographic undercover team wants to end private firearm sales and ban those they find disturbing. They never say it honestly and outright, but thats the conclusion one walks away with after viewing the hysterical hit piece embedded in a July 16 ABC Nightline report. Investigative journalist Mariana van Zeller is appropriately incredulous and intimidated as former police officer and firearms expert turned private investigator Jesse Torrez guides her through such shocking activities as looking up classified ads on the internet, dialing the phone and driving to meet people to make private transactions. Had someone with experience in such...
  • Reviving the Woolly Mammoth: Will De-Extinction Become Reality?

    03/16/2013 2:32:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Yahoo News | Live Science ^ | 3/15/13 | Megan Gannon
    Biologists briefly brought the extinct Pyrenean ibex back to life in 2003 by creating a clone from a frozen tissue sample harvested before the goat's entire population vanished in 2000. The clone survived just seven minutes after birth, but it gave scientists hope that "de-extinction," once a pipedream, could become a reality. Ten years later, a group of researchers and conservationists gathered in Washington, D.C., today (March 15) for a forum called TEDxDeExtinction, hosted by the National Geographic Society, to talk about how to revive extinct animals, from the Tasmanian tiger and the saber-toothed tiger to the woolly mammoth and...
  • Criticism: US-TV Praises Administration's Bin-Laden Raid Just Prior to Elections (Japan News)

    11/04/2012 10:38:43 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Japan (translated to English) ^ | 5 November 2012 | Washington D.C. Jiji Press Bureau
    Translation Synopsis: (Summary from Japanese): "Criticism is coming out over the airing by the US cable TV National Geographic, only two days before the US Presidential election where Obama seeks reelection, a docu-drama about the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden which puts Mr. Obama in a politically positive light. The criticisms say that essentially the documentary is a propaganda adjunct of the Obama Re-election effort itself. The 90-minute program was funded and directed by big supporters of Mr. Obama's re-election. In the depiction, actual news footage of President Obama is used, leading to complaints by news media that...
  • Navy SEAL Group Will Air Anti-Obama Ads During Harvey Weinstein's 'SEAL Team Six' Film

    10/27/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    US News ^ | October 25, 2012 | By Elizabeth Flock
    A group of Republican-leaning Navy SEALs is battling with movie mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein for voters' attention Nov. 4, just two days before Election Day.The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a political action committee made up of former special operations and intelligence members, says it will air an anti-Obama ad in key swing states during the prime-time debut of Weinstein's new "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden." The dramatic film, which prominently features President Obama's role in the raid that killed bin Laden, will debut on National Geographic and release on Netflix the following day.OPSEC's...
  • Editing Bolsters Obamas Role in SEALs Film

    10/24/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Obama Is Prominent in SEAL Team Six, Weinstein Film LOS ANGELES Thanks to the magic of editing, President Obama will have a starring role in a television drama about one of his biggest accomplishments the killing of Osama bin Laden that will be shown just two nights before the presidential election. But promotional materials and a copy of the movie provided to The New York Times this week also show that the film has been recut, using news and documentary footage to strengthen Mr. Obamas role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House.
  • Film dramatizing bin Laden raid airing Nov. 4

    10/04/2012 8:31:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 4, 2012 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month on the National Geographic Channel, two days before the presidential election. "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," from The Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures, will air Sunday, Nov. 4, the channel said Thursday. President Barack Obama faces Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the polls two days later.
  • California Rodeo Clown Under Fire for "Racist Joke" About Michelle Obama ...

    09/17/2012 12:59:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 93 replies
    The San Luis Obisbo Tribune ^ | Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 | Julia Hickey
    Rodeo clown was behind racist joke about Michelle Obama It was rodeo clown Mike Hayhurst of Barstow, not announcer Ed Kutz of Arroyo Grande, who made an offensive, racist joke about first lady Michelle Obama over the public-address system of the Creston Classic Rodeo, a rodeo board member confirmed Sunday. Spectators initially believed and reported that Kutz made the comment Saturday. Both he and Hayhurst were on microphones at the same time. Speaking Sunday on behalf of the rodeos nine-member board, Mike Barrett said the rodeo is not responsible for the joke and will ask Hayhurst for a letter addressing...
  • Sebastian Junger on Afghanistans Slain Rebel Leader Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/08/2003 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 517+ views
    National Geographic ^ | October 2001
    The Perfect Storm author spent a month with anti-Taliban warrior Ahmad Shah Massoud in 2000. Now he offers his reaction to the recent murder of the Northern Alliance leaderand the subsequent attacks on the U.S. In November 2000 [National Geographic] Adventure sent contributing editor Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Reza (see photo gallery) to profile Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. The resulting article (read an excerpt) appeared in our March/April 2001 issue and has just been reprinted in Fire, a collection of Jungers journalistic work. ________________________________________________________ On September 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud. Two days later the U.S. was...
  • Lifestyles That Are Taboo In The US, But Are Okay In Other Countries

    06/19/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 19, 2012
    Being A Polygamist Most of us frown upon the idea of polygamy, but it's considered an acceptable lifestyle in many other places around the world. For instance in Africa, children are considered to be symbolic of wealth, so polygamy is an appealing lifestyle because of how quickly it allows families to grow. Being Or Using A Prostitute Prostitution has some terrible connotations in America, but in places like Germany, it's just like any other respectable profession. For instance, if you are unemployed for a year and refuse to take an available job (like being a prostitute), the government reserves the...
  • Doomsday Preppers

    02/05/2012 10:44:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 101 replies · 2+ views
    NEW-SERIES PREMIERE TUES FEB 7 9P et/pt Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of lifes uncertainties. And with our experts assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.
  • George W Bush 'was projecting calm' with 9/11 blank look[Pelosi,Franken's Eve Of Destruction Scare]

    07/29/2011 6:35:21 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Friday 29 July 2011 | World Staff
    George W Bush says his blank reaction to the first news of the Sept 11 attacks while US president was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis. In a rare interview with the National Geographic Channel, Mr Bush reflected on what was going through his mind when he was informed that a second passenger jet had hit New York's World Trade Center. Mr Bush was visiting a Florida classroom at the time, and the incident - which was caught by television cameras - has often been used by critics to ridicule his apparently dazed response...
  • A crowded womb (Linked via Drudge: Astounding new 4D images of life in the womb)

    01/16/2007 2:20:10 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 36 replies · 979+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2007 | NATASHA PEARLMAN
    A twin leans over and kisses the cheek of her sister in a heart-warming picture that would not be out of place in any family home. Yet these siblings are a not even born and the astonishing images have been captured on a new 'four-dimensional' ultrasound scan of the womb. The scans are a highly developed form of traditional ultrasound where very high frequency sound waves are used to produce images of what is inside the body. As with older forms of ultra-sound, sound waves a emitted from a transducer, or probe, which is placed on the mother's abdomen and...
  • Ancient Treasures Looted, Destroyed in Egypt's Chaos (Zahi Hawass interview)

    01/30/2011 10:42:21 PM PST · by pillut48 · 45 replies
    NatGeo ^ | January 30, 2011 | David Braun
    Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country's museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In a Sinai store containing antiquities from the Port Said Museum, "a large group, armed with guns and a truck, entered the store, opened the boxes in the magazine and took the precious objects. Other groups attempted to enter the Coptic Museum, Royal Jewellery Museum, National...
  • U.S. funds study of flying snakes

    11/23/2010 11:08:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/23/2010
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is funding research to discover how species of Asian snakes are able to glide long distances through the air, researchers say. Researchers at Virginia Tech are studying how snakes of the genus Chrysopelea, found in Southeast Asia, India and southern China, glide without the benefit of any wings or wing-like parts, The Washington Post reported Monday. The snakes undulate from side to side, almost as if slithering through the air, to glide from the tops of 200-foot tall trees to land almost 800 feet away. "Basically ... they become one...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 25-May 1, 2010: Outer Hebrides Hoodoos

    04/30/2010 11:12:32 PM PDT · by cogitator · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Last week I tooled around the ice cap over Katla, adjacent to the ice cap over the erupting volcano -- I'm too lazy to look up the names right now -- using Panoramio. I compiled a collection of images that confirm I need to get there someday. I was going to post them this week. But anyway, time's pressing. I also discovered last week that National Geographic provides desktop quality images monthly. Great stuff. I found an example and I'll link to where they are if you're interested (the source link above). Covers the whole range of National Geographic subjects....
  • Virginia Commonwealth University participates in Earth Hour, turns out the lights

    03/26/2010 8:56:15 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies · 590+ views
    VCU Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 26 March 2010 | VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Dining Services Earth Hour Event: On Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. Shafer Court Dining Center and Jonahs will take part in Earth Hour the worlds largest climate change event. By simply turning out all nonessential lighting for one hour, Dining Services will join tens of millions of concerned citizens through...out the world in calling for action to save the planet. The locations will remain open, but with limited lighting during this hour. For more information about the VCU event, contact tmhighsmith@vcu.edu.
  • WOW! An All Black Penguin Found!

    03/11/2010 3:26:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 934+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | March 11, 2010 | Stephen Messenger
    Thanks Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger, Of Yahoo GREEN.
  • Casting call for Global Scavenger Hunt

    12/27/2009 7:34:05 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/27/2009
    Applications are due Jan. 9 for teams interested in participating in the sixth Global Scavenger Hunt. The "Amazing Race"-like competition takes 25 teams of two people each on an around-the-world adventure. Teams selected from the entries will not know which 10 countries they will be traveling to. The event starts April 9 somewhere on the West Coast and concludes May 1 somewhere on the East Coast. National Geographic has called the event "like 'Survivor', 'The Amazing Race' and the 'Eco-Challenge' all rolled into one, except with much more cultural interaction." Experiences include things such as swimming with baby elephants, learning...
  • Shroud of Turin Not Jesus', Tomb Discovery Suggests

    12/24/2009 10:28:07 AM PST · by Salman · 42 replies · 1,667+ views
    National Geographic ^ | December 17, 2009 | Mati Milstein
    From a long-sealed cave tomb, archaeologists have excavated the only known Jesus-era burial shroud in Jerusalem, a new study says. The discovery adds to evidence that the controversial Shroud of Turin did not wrap the body of Christ, researchers say. [ snip ] The weave of the Tomb of the Shroud fabric, the new study says, casts further doubt on the Shroud of Turin as Jesus' burial cloth. The newfound shroud was something of a patchwork of simply woven linen and wool textiles, the study found. The Shroud of Turin, by contrast, is made of a single textile woven in...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • News to Note, October 17, 2009 (see especially STEM CELL STORY...FASCINATING!)

    10/18/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 682+ views
    AiG ^ | October 17, 2009
    News to Note, October 17, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint (fascinating STEM CELL piece in story #5!)...
  • Video: The Orangutan and the Hound

    10/16/2009 11:02:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 1,182+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 22, 2009 | NationalGeographic
    When Surya the orangutan meets a hound dog by the river, the two carry on like long lost friends.
  • Whispering to Rottweilers, and to C.E.O.s

    10/10/2009 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 632+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/10/2009 | Amy Wallace
    ITS a miracle. Thats what the humans believe, more often than not, after watching this compact, 40-year-old C.E.O. do his work. He enters a room purposefully, his chest thrust forward and a smile on his face. How can I help? is his standard introduction, and the way he says it calmly, assertively indicates that your problems are about to be solved. Its unbelievable. Thats what the humans say when they see what Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, can do. And the dogs? To a pooch, they appear to be thinking: Thank God, help has finally arrived. To prompt...
  • Step Aside Lucy; Its Ardi Time (Temple of Darwin: WE ARE NO LONGER DESCENDED FROM APES!)

    10/05/2009 6:44:21 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies · 3,161+ views
    CEH ^ | October 2, 2009
    Oct 2, 2009 A new fossil human ancestor has taken center stage. Those who love Lucy, the australopithecine made famous by Donald Johanson (and numerous TV specials), are in for a surprise. Lucy is a has been. Her replacement is not Desi Arnaz, but is designated Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus the new leading lady in the family tree. Actually, she has been around for years since her discovery in Ethiopia in 1992. It has taken Tim White and crew 15 years to piece together the bones that were in extremely bad condition. But now, Ardi has made...
  • News to Note, October 3, 2009 (with a special report on Ardi, the latest icon of evolution)

    10/03/2009 9:20:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 923+ views
    AiG ^ | October 3, 2009
    1. Meet ArdiEvolutionists arent yet sure if they should call it a human ancestor, but one thing they do know is that Ardi does away with the idea of a missing link.Although first discovered in the early 1990s, the bones of Ardipithecus ramidus are only now being nominated for evolutionists fossil hall of famevia a slew of papers in a special issue of the journal Science. In it, Ardis researchers describe the bones and make the case that Ardi is even more important in the history of human evolution than Lucy. Despite claims of its evolutionary significance, one of the...
  • Squirrel is surprise star of holiday photo

    08/13/2009 1:51:40 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 472 replies · 14,939+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Aug 2009 | Our Foreign Staff
    Melissa Brandts and her husband were surprised to find a squirrel posing with them in a photo taken on holiday. The couple had set the timer on their camera while posing at a lakeside in a national park in Canada. Just as they were about to be captured on camera the cheeky squirrel popped up in the foreground and stole the show. The picture was taken at the side of the stunning Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Canada. Mrs Brandts said: "We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when...
  • Host Cracks Bush Joke at Geography Bee

    05/21/2009 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Baladas · 23 replies · 1,590+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON (May 20) The nation's top geography whiz breezed through questions about mountain ranges, rivers and world capitals Wednesday, but he was stumped when National Geographic Bee host Alex Trebek asked him to name one of his weaknesses. "Um ..." said Eric Yang, 13, pausing. The Texas teen had just revealed to the "Jeopardy!" host how he crafts his own chess strategies and plays the piano. "That's OK," Trebek replied. "You remind me of a former president, but we won't get into that."
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anythingother than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • 150 Years Later, Fossils Still Don't Help Darwin

    03/04/2009 7:16:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 471 replies · 5,522+ views
    ICR ^ | March 4, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    150 Years Later, Fossils Still Don't Help Darwin by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Creationists claim there are no transitional fossils, aka missing links. Biologists and paleontologists, among others, know this claim is false, according to a recent LiveScience article that then describes what it claims are 12 specific transitional form fossils.1 But do these examples really confirm Darwinism?Charles Darwin raised a lack of transitional fossils as a possible objection to his own theory: Why, if species have descended from other species by fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms?2 Later in this chapter of his landmark book, he...
  • National Geographic Gets Dirty

    02/28/2009 12:23:45 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 16 replies · 930+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 28, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Complete with what has been described as stark photos of tailing ponds, made famous by the discovery of about 500 dead ducks that caused every leftwing granola eaters head to explode, the article itself is said to contain the fair and balanced description of the scene smoke stacks and mills chugging away as dark and, Im not kidding here, satanic.
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    02/04/2009 7:00:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 840+ views
    CEH ^ | February 3, 2009
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    12/02/2008 11:37:36 AM PST · by Postman · 93 replies · 3,228+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | Jon Ward
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    05/09/2008 8:20:18 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 27 replies · 101+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 7, 2008 | By Paul Eccleston
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