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  • Personal Trainer Achilles Williams Struck, Killed by Train While Filming Fitness Video

    03/20/2015 8:51:38 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 71 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 3/19/2015 | Melody Chiu
    Two months after fitness expert and reality TV star Greg Plitt was killed by a Metrolink train in California, another personal trainer was struck and killed Tuesday in Georgia by a freight train. Achilles Williams, 30, a popular Atlanta-area personal trainer, was skipping rope near the train tracks filming a YouTube workout video when he was sideswiped by a speeding freight train, a spokesperson at the Fulton County coroner's office confirms to PEOPLE.
  • Police: More than 50 arrested in Ferguson protests

    10/13/2014 6:48:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 13, 2014 | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JIM SALTER
    Pounding rain and tornado watches didn't deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown's body was left in a street after he was fatally shot by police.
  • Reid:S&P downgrade backs Dems' call for more revenue

    08/06/2011 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 109 replies
    TheHill ^ | 08/05/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the nation's credit rating reinforces Democrats' call for increasing tax revenue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday.
  • Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve at creationism museum

    05/26/2007 4:48:47 PM PDT · by celmak · 464 replies · 7,713+ views
    afp ^ | may 20, 2007 | Mira Oberman
    PETERSBURG, United States (AFP) - Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and an animatronic Noah directs work on his Ark in a multimillion dollar creationism museum set to open next week in Kentucky. Designed by the creator of the King Kong and Jaws exhibits at the Universal Studios theme park, the stunning 60,000 square foot (5,400 square-metre) facility is built for a specific purpose: refuting evolution and expanding the flock of believers in a literal interpretation of the Bible. "You'll get people into a place like this that you can't get into a church with...
  • Why evolution is a political question

    05/08/2007 9:24:03 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 330 replies · 3,504+ views
    Morse Code ^ | May 8,2007 | Chuck Morse
    During the May 3 Republican presidential debate, moderator Chris Matthews asked the candidates “How many of you don’t believe in evolution?” Sen. Sam Brownback, Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Rep. Tom Tancredo all raised their hands indicating that they did not believe in it. Rep. Barney Frank raised the same question in 2004 when he accused me, his opponent that year, of questioning the theory of evolution. Liberals are confident that those who question the theory of evolution will be held up for public ridicule and scorn. Many liberals pride themselves on questioning everything in life except when it comes to...
  • In the beginning (Evolution and religion)

    04/30/2007 1:18:21 PM PDT · by mjp · 137 replies · 1,849+ views ^ | Apr 19th 2007
    The debate over creation and evolution, once most conspicuous in America, is fast going global THE “Atlas of Creation” runs to 770 pages and is lavishly illustrated with photographs of fossils and living animals, interlaced with quotations from the Koran. Its author claims to prove not only the falsehood of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, but the links between “Darwinism” and such diverse evils as communism, fascism and terrorism. In recent weeks the “Atlas de la Création” has been arriving unsolicited and free of charge at schools and universities across French-speaking Europe. It is the latest sign...
  • Protests Planned for Grand Opening of Creation Museum

    04/27/2007 10:09:54 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 894+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | April 27, 2007 | Doug Huntington
    A nearly-completed $27 million museum that will showcase the literal biblical account of creation has been drawing enough criticism to spur several opponents into slating protests against the museum on the day of its opening. Set to open on Memorial Day, the Creation Museum, built just outside Cincinnati, is trying to give an alternative to evolutionary models of science. Challengers are calling the museum “fantasy,” however, and have expressed fear that their children may be influenced by what the museum teaches. "Many educated humans realize this is a myth," said Edwin Kagin, a Union attorney and the national legal director...
  • Rediscovering the Dinosaurs (Carnegie Museum of Natural History revamping entire dino display)

    04/10/2007 9:11:39 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,537+ views
    ABC ^ | April 10, 2007 | Ned Potter
    In 1898, according to legend, the Pennsylvania steel magnate Andrew Carnegie saw a newspaper story about great prehistoric monsters called dinosaurs. He scrawled a note: "Get one for Pittsburgh." That is why Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History has one of the world's leading collections of dinosaur fossils. The problem is that even though the newest of the dinosaurs are 65 million years old, scientists' understanding of them has been racing along, changing with each new find. So the Carnegie staff has decided to dismantle -- and rethink -- its entire collection. Our image of dinosaurs comes mostly from what...
  • Sisters High School biology teacher fired [Nazi/Planned Parenthood Powerpoint Made Public]

    03/24/2007 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Diago · 130 replies · 4,987+ views ^ | Mar 23,2007 | Alisha Wilson
    Sisters High School biology teacher fired amid controversial curriculum Mar 23,2007 00:00 by Alisha Wilson Board member releases teacher’s powerpoint presentation; says it was a “calculated decision on his part to bend young minds” Kris Helphinstine, a part-time biology teacher at Sisters High School was fired by the school board Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution after only eight days on the job, four of which were spent teaching his own theories of evolution through a PowerPoint presentation that referenced Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood. When asked why Helphinstine was dismissed, school board...
  • Sisters teacher's evolution lessons cost him his job

    03/23/2007 1:22:25 AM PDT · by balch3 · 14 replies · 1,138+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | Mar 21, 2007 | MATTHEW PREUSCH
    It was Kris Helphinstine's first week teaching at Sisters High School, and he was hoping to encourage some critical thinking in his biology class. So while discussing evolution, he handed out an essay written by a prominent creationist and put together a PowerPoint presentation linking evolution to eugenics experiments practiced in Nazi Germany. That decision cost Helphinstine his job this week. The Sisters School District Board voted to fire Helphinstine after only eight days, making the Central Oregon community the latest flashpoint in the multidecade debate over the teaching of evolution in American schools.
  • Intelligent Design Scientists Will Showcase Evidence Challenging Evolution

    Intelligent Design Scientists Will Showcase Evidence Challenging Evolution at Knoxville Conference KNOXVILLE – What is intelligent design and what scientific evidence supports it? Why is it so controversial? How does it differ from Darwin’s theory of evolution? Is there a purpose to the universe? What new scientific facts are turning evolutionary theories upside down? This one-day conference will answer these and other intriguing questions. The emerging scientific theory of intelligent design is a hot topic at universities and research institutions around the world, and is now the focus of a day-long conference called Darwin vs. Design, coming to the Knoxville...