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  • School board: Intelligent design isn't

    09/05/2005 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Right Wing Professor · 452 replies · 4,050+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | September 5, 2005 | Mike Cronin
    Buttars' pitch can't sway unanimous 'no' vote To borrow a line from Dorothy: We're not in Kansas anymore. Unlike the Kansas School Board, which earlier this summer approved allowing educators to teach theories in addition to evolution that explain life on Earth, the Utah Board of Education on Friday unanimously approved a position statement supporting the continued exclusive teaching of evolution in state classrooms. Only two people out of the dozens who attended Friday's meeting sided with Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, and his proposal to allow teaching "intelligent design" as a theory to explain the origins of life. Intelligent...
  • Kevin Trudeau "Natural Cures"

    08/30/2005 6:26:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 93 replies · 2,905+ views
    Before he struck gold with slick infomercials and the best-selling "Natural Cures" self-help book, Kevin Trudeau was your basic money-hungry convicted felon, a guy whose rap sheet included credit card fraud and grand larceny convictions. On the plus side, Kev once served as president of Junior Clowns of America. For more on the ex-fraudster du jour, go here:
  • ID: What’s it all about, Darwin?

    08/26/2005 8:57:58 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 331 replies · 3,535+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 26th, 2005 | Dennis Sevakis
    My mother says she is a Darwinist. I’m not sure of all the things that could or should imply. I take it to mean the she does not believe that the Cosmos and all that it contains is the result of the will of a Supreme Being. Nature just exists and that is all there is to it. Asking what is the purpose of human existence is a nonsense question. It has no meaning. As we have no conscious origin, we have no conscious destination. Hence no purpose. This idea is quite troubling to many humans as we are quite...
  • Beyond the Fish Wars (Intelligent Design is Bad Theology)

    08/25/2005 3:17:05 PM PDT · by curiosity · 146 replies · 1,803+ views
    San Francisco Gate ^ | 8/25/2005 | Rev. Jim Burklo
    We've seen the little symbols on the backs of cars: The "Jesus fish" and the "Darwin fish." The Jesus fish eating the Darwin fish. The Darwin fish eating the Jesus fish. It makes for entertainment while commuting, but this front of the culture wars won't be won or lost on the freeway. The creationists realized that they were not getting enough traction in their bumper- sticker campaign against the theory of evolution. So biblical literalists have come up with a new strategy: leave the word "God" out of the public argument, and come up with one that sounds more scientific....
  • Intelligent Design Revisited (D Limbaugh)

    08/24/2005 10:47:29 AM PDT · by joyspring777 · 358 replies · 3,076+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 8-22-05 | David Limbaugh
    On those rare occasions that I write a column touching remotely on science, especially if I depart from the conventional wisdom of the greater scientific community, the contemptuous e-mails fill my inbox. Such was the case a few columns ago when I broached the subject of Intelligent Design (ID) after President Bush indicated his receptiveness to ID theory being taught alongside evolution in the public schools. The hostile e-mailers pointed out what a consummate idiot and criminal trespasser I was for treading on their real estate. They demanded I stick to law and politics, not because I know much more...
  • Talk host fired over comments on Islam

    08/23/2005 12:08:40 AM PDT · by Hadean · 8 replies · 886+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | August 23, 2005 | Chris Baker
    WMAL-AM (630) has fired conservative talk-show host Michael Graham, three weeks after the ABC-owned radio station suspended him for calling Islam a "terrorist organization." Mr. Graham also has lost his gig, at least for now, as a panelist on "Eye on Washington," the weekend political talk show produced by WUSA-TV (Channel 9), the local CBS affiliate. "The First Amendment and I have been evicted from ABC Radio," Mr. Graham said in a statement posted to a Web site Sunday night.
  • Talk-show host fired

    08/22/2005 8:37:20 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 50 replies · 1,887+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 21, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Michael Graham, the Washington, D.C., talk-show host suspended for linking Islam and terrorism, has been fired by ABC Radio following weeks of pressure applied by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with its own well-documented connections to terrorism. Graham was the popular mid-morning host on WMAL in the nation's capital until three weeks ago when CAIR demanded he be punished for his on-air statements about Islam. After initially backing the host, WMAL suspended him without pay July 28. "CAIR immediately announced that my punishment was insufficient and demanded I be fired," Graham said in a statement to...

    08/21/2005 1:18:04 AM PDT · by MRMEAN · 510 replies · 5,243+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 3, 2005 | Sharon Begley
    Compared with fields like genetics and neuroscience and cosmology, botany comes up a bit short in the charisma department. But when scientists announced last week that they had figured out how plants grow, one had to take note, not only because of the cleverness required to crack a puzzle that dates to 1885, but because of what it says about controversy and certainty in science -- and about the evolution debate. In 1885, scientists discovered a plant-growth hormone and called it auxin. Ever since, its mechanism of action had been a black box, with scientists divided into warring camps about...
  • Intelligent design lacks intelligence (Barf)

    08/21/2005 7:56:53 AM PDT · by CO Gal · 463 replies · 2,857+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | August 21, 2005 | Diane Carmen
    Quick: Define miosis and mitosis. Explain mitochondrion and chloroplast. Now briefly, what's RNA? The biology teachers assembled at the University of Colorado last week for a seminar on teaching evolution know most Americans are clueless about basic science. They find our ignorance exasperating. But it also explains a lot. With most people content with being scientifically illiterate, it's no wonder so many believe intelligent design is a scientific theory. It unequivocally is not. It's a religious belief, a political issue or an abomination destined to cripple Americans in global scientific achievement, depending on your point of view. But it is...
  • Intelligent design revisited

    08/19/2005 4:21:19 PM PDT · by strategofr · 183 replies · 1,972+ views
    Town Hall ^ | August 19, 2005 | David Limbaugh (archive)
    On those rare occasions that I write a column touching remotely on science, especially if I depart from the conventional wisdom of the greater scientific community, the contemptuous e-mails fill my inbox. Such was the case a few columns ago when I broached the subject of Intelligent Design (ID) after President Bush indicated his receptiveness to ID theory being taught alongside evolution in the public schools. The hostile e-mailers pointed out what a consummate idiot and criminal trespasser I was for treading on their real estate. They demanded I stick to law and politics, not because I know much more...
  • Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive

    08/20/2005 5:45:53 PM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 486 replies · 4,399+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 21, 2005 | JODI WILGOREN
    By SEATTLE - When President Bush plunged into the debate over the teaching of evolution this month, saying, "both sides ought to be properly taught," he seemed to be reading from the playbook of the Discovery Institute, the conservative think tank here that is at the helm of this newly volatile frontier in the nation's culture wars. After toiling in obscurity for nearly a decade, the institute's Center for Science and Culture has emerged in recent months as the ideological and strategic backbone behind the eruption of skirmishes over science in school districts and state capitals across the country. Pushing...
  • Unintelligent Design Hostility toward religious believers at the nation’s museum

    08/18/2005 10:36:33 PM PDT · by dervish · 103 replies · 1,400+ views
    National Review ^ | August 16, 2005 | David Klinghoffer
    The Smithsonian Institution is a national treasure of which every American can legitimately feel a sense of personal ownership. Considering this, I'd imagine widespread displeasure as more Americans become aware that senior scientists at the publicly funded Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have reportedly been creating a "hostile work environment" for one of their colleagues merely because he published a controversial idea in a biology journal. The controversial idea is Intelligent Design, the scientific critique of neo-Darwinism. The persecuted Smithsonian scientist is Richard von Sternberg, the holder of two PhDs in biology (one in theoretical biology, the other in...
  • Frist backs 'intelligent design' teaching

    08/19/2005 1:02:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 442 replies · 5,001+ views
    AP ^ | 8/19/5 | ROSE FRENCH
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Echoing similar comments from President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said "intelligent design" should be taught in public schools alongside evolution. Frist, R-Tenn., spoke to a Rotary Club meeting Friday and told reporters afterward that students need to be exposed to different ideas, including intelligent design. "I think today a pluralistic society should have access to a broad range of fact, of science, including faith," Frist said. Frist, a doctor who graduated from Harvard Medical School, said exposing children to both evolution and intelligent design "doesn't force any particular theory on anyone. I think in a...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Intelligent Design

    08/18/2005 6:15:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 126 replies · 2,612+ views ^ | 8/18/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    You know that TV crocodile hunting team Steve and Terri Irwin? Well those two can expect some competition in days to come. Scientists in northern Australia have been collecting blood from crocodiles in hopes of saving humans. Studies in the late 90s showed that several antibodies in croc blood killed penicillin-resistant bacteria. More recently it has been discovered that crocodiles’ immune systems can kill the HIV virus. American scientist Mark Merchant says the reptiles “tear limbs off each other, [but] they heal up very rapidly and normally, almost always without infection.” Aussie scientist Adam Britton adds: “The crocodile has an...
  • Reason, faith at a crossroads [Bush and Intelligent Design]

    08/10/2005 3:50:53 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 132 replies · 1,428+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09 August 2005 | Robert Vanasse
    President Bush last week spoke three sentences in response to a Texas reporter's question on the teaching of evolution and "intelligent design." In doing so, he lit a match under a powder keg. "Christian" conservatives rejoiced. Scientists and liberals recoiled. "Intelligent design" suggests that creation is too complicated to have occurred through natural selection. Its advocates distance themselves from "creation science," but similarities abound. The clash of science, belief and culture is not new. When Copernicus replaced Ptolemy's Earth-centered universe with the solar system, he dedicated De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium to Pope Paul III and made clear that his motive...
  • Biology Prof: Evolution Isn’t Theory, it’s Fact

    08/17/2005 7:44:13 AM PDT · by PApatriot1 · 190 replies · 2,680+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 17 | Christopher Flickinger
    Did you hear the news? Evolution is no longer a theory. It’s a fact! I know, I can’t believe it either. Wait, you haven’t heard about this breakthrough discovery? Well, you might want to check with Professor Colin Purrington, an evolutionary biologist who teaches at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Professor Purrington says, “Evolution is a ‘theory’ like gravity is a ‘theory.’”
  • The Case Against Intelligent Design. The Faith That Dare Not Speak Its Name.

    08/15/2005 9:18:06 AM PDT · by hc87 · 427 replies · 4,297+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 8/11/05 | Jerry Coyne
    Exactly eighty years after the Scopes "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, history is about to repeat itself. In a courtroom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in late September, scientists and creationists will square off about whether and how high school students in Dover, Pennsylvania will learn about biological evolution. One would have assumed that these battles were over, but that is to underestimate the fury (and the ingenuity) of creationists scorned. The Scopes trial of our day--Kitzmiller, et al v. Dover Area School District et al--began innocuously...
  • African Refugee in Albertville needing help(BRIDGE FOR SALE???)

    08/05/2005 3:19:08 AM PDT · by Inge_CAV · 6 replies · 340+ views ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Heather Quiggle
    Ibrahima Cherif served as a professor and aid to the government in the Ivory Coast. But in the last five years the country has seen governments overthrown and civil war. And in Africa things just work differently. You say the wrong thing to the wrong person and it can cost you your life. In this country you can say whatever you wish about the president and no one will come to kill you. But on the west side of Africa, on the Ivory Coast, Ibrahima Cherif said one thing, about their current ruler, to one journalist in 1993. "I did...
  • Saudi King Dies

    08/01/2005 6:44:34 AM PDT · by Leatherneck_MT · 7 replies · 521+ views
    foxnews ^ | Aug 01, 2005 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Fahd (search) sought to modernize his desert kingdom while balancing change against tribal tradition and orthodox Islam, but a stroke a decade ago left him a ruler in name only during tumultuous times for the world's biggest oil producer.
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Retiring

    07/01/2005 8:40:16 AM PDT · by bigsoxfan · 8 replies · 599+ views ^ | July 01, 2005 | Susan Jones
    ( - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation on Friday. She said she will stay on until her successor is named and confirmed. The White House said President Bush would make a statement in the White House Rose Garden sometime after 11 a.m., but press reports said he was not expected to nominate O'Connor's successor at that time. The timing of O'Connor's announcement, coming on a slow news day before the long holiday weekend, caught much of Washington by surprise; but for weeks, press reports have speculated that either O'Connor or Chief Justice William Rehnquist -- or...