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  • The Top Ten Books People Lie About Reading

    02/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 396 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Have you ever lied about reading a book? Maybe you didn’t want to seem stupid in front of someone you respected. Maybe you rationalized it by reasoning that you had a familiarity with the book, or knew who the author was, or what the story was about, or had glanced at its Wikipedia page. Or maybe you had tried to read the book, even bought it and set it by your bed for months unopened, hoping that it would impart what was in it merely via proximity (if that worked, please email me).
  • '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...
  • Tale of Two Creation Films Denied First Amendment Rights on Darwin's Anniversary

    11/25/2009 7:56:35 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 179 replies · 3,262+ views
    ChristianNewsWire ^ | November 25, 2009
    HUNTSVILLE, AL, Nov. 25 Christian Newswire -- Two creation films called "inappropriate" were denied the opportunity to be shown in government facilities this week--which marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species". While the intelligent design film "Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record" has not been granted permission for a showing in California, "The Mysterious Islands", a new 90-minute Vision Forum film that challenges Darwin's evolution by taking audiences back to engage the enchanted Galapagos Islands, has enjoyed a victory and will premiere as previously scheduled tonight, Nov. 25, at 6:30 PM, at...
  • Darwin's Great Blunder—and Why It Was Good for the World

    11/22/2009 11:20:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,351+ views
    discovermagazine ^ | October 27, 2009 | Bruno Maddox
    SCOTLAND. It’s a long way from anywhere to this particular spot on the steep flank of the Hill of Bohuntine, gazing east across the great green heathery abyss of Glen Roy to where it admits the mouth of the more gently scooped-out Glen Glaster. Certainly if you’re coming from the States—from Petersburg, Kentucky, say, or Dayton, Tennessee, or any other of the thousand places where you would be safer lighting a Marlboro off a burning American flag than being caught with a copy of On the Origin of Species—you’re going to find it quite a hike. But you’ll be glad...
  • Rare Charles Darwin book found on toilet bookshelf

    11/22/2009 10:33:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 937+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/22/09
    LONDON – An auction house says it is selling a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" found in a family's guest lavatory in southern England. Christie's auction house said Sunday the book — one of around 1,250 copies first printed in 1859 — had been on a toilet bookshelf at a family's home in Oxford. The book will be auctioned on Tuesday, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the famous work. Christie's said the book is likely to sell for 60,000 pounds ($99,000).
  • Evangelicals Give Away 170,000 Copies of Darwin’s Book With ‘Special Introduction’

    11/21/2009 6:28:40 PM PST · by USALiberty · 43 replies · 1,613+ views
    CNS News ^ | Friday, November 20, 2009 | Michael W. Chapman, Managing Editor
    About 1,200 Christian activists mobilized on college campuses nationwide on Wednesday to give away 170,000 copies of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, the classic text on evolution. The book, however, contains a ‘Special Introduction’ by evangelist Ray Comfort that argues against Darwin’s theory and presents a creationist alternative to man’s origins and nature’s growth. The free book-giveaway has angered a number of atheists and prompted evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, a former Oxford University and University of California professor and one of the leading spokesmen for atheism and evolution, to encourage people to “just rip out” the 50-page introduction.
  • Evangelist Takes On Darwin (Temple of Darwin cries blasphemy!)

    09/28/2009 8:12:21 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 191 replies · 3,289+ views
    CEH ^ | September 27, 2009
    Sept 27, 2009 — What would Darwin do? Just in time for the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species, his magnum opus has been reprinted with an introduction not by a scientist or historian, but by a Christian evangelist. He and a Christian movie actor are trying to get their special edition to students at major universities. Talk about brashness. Darwin’s defenders are stepping on themselves to condemn this – well, blasphemy...
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Darwin Still Making Waves 200 Years Later

    02/12/2009 6:49:28 AM PST · by steve-b · 2 replies · 331+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/12/09 | Azadeh Ansari
    Before there was an extensive fossil record, DNA sequencing or even a basic understanding of genetics, there was Charles Darwin. Today, the world commemorates the 200th birthday of a man who single-handedly revolutionized biology with an explosive theory that challenged the core of our existence.... Darwin devoted much of his adult life to questioning the unquestionable. Born February 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England, he earned a degree in theology from Cambridge University and was known for his obsession with collecting things, especially beetles. His outlook on life changed after he embarked in 1831 on a five-year voyage around the world...
  • Darwin's publisher was urged not to publish evolution work - "On the Origin of Species"

    04/24/2007 9:20:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,163+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/24/07 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Charles Darwin's publisher was urged by an adviser not to publish the scientist's historic work "On the Origin of Species," The Times reported on Wednesday. Citing correspondence between Darwin's publisher John Murray and one of his special advisers Reverend Whitwell Elwin that is on display at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, the paper said that Elwin suggested instead that Darwin write about pigeons. Murray asked Elwin for his opinion on Darwin's work on evolution, and unsurprisingly for a reverend, Elwin gave the evolutionary thesis, which challenged Church teaching of creationism, a thumbs-down. "At every page...
  • The Biological Essence of Communism

    06/17/2005 12:27:21 PM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 91 replies · 1,594+ views
    The Schwartz Report Volume 41, Number 5; May 2001 ^ | May 1, 2001 | Dr. David A. Noebel
    Marxism/Leninism depends on the theory of evolution. Karl Marx made it very clear that Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species contained the scientific basis for his views on the class struggle. Some even defined Marxism as "Darwinism applied to human society." Just as the theory of evolution explained how man arrived on the scene from a molecule, so the theory also explained how society evolves. The major trouble with Darwin, from the Marxist perspective, is Darwin’s slow, gradual process of natural selection. Marxist dialectical materialism called for something more than just gradual progression. The dialectic needs a theory with clashes (thesis...
  • India revealed as first home of the wolf

    03/20/2004 6:17:38 PM PST · by VinayFromBangalore · 27 replies · 4,015+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 21 Mar 2004 | DAVID ORR
    NEW research by Indian scientists has claimed that wolves evolved in India, not North America as originally thought. Genetic analysis of the creature, which has haunted humans and preyed on livestock since the dawn of man, suggests it originated in the foothills and mountains of the Himalayas. The research also suggests that dogs did not originate on the Indian subcontinent as has been widely believed. Yadvendradev Jhala of the Wildlife Institute of India said: "When we started our research with Indian wolves, we thought they were just another sub-species of the common wolf. But then we explored further, examining wolf...