Tag Archive for anti-evolution

When your name turns up as author of an anti-evolution paper: RETRACTION!

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Never underestimate the audacity of anti-evolutionists. Entomologist surprised to find name on now-retracted paper alleging fossils oppose Darwin’s theory of evolution | Retraction Watch. The Journal of Biology and Life Science, published by the Macrothink Institute, has retracted a paper that claimed “fossil does not provides [sic] the convincing and direct evidences for evolution,” for…

The Great Debate: Science trumps Creationism

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Ham on Nye: Deny deny deny… In a sometimes frustrating, sometimes boring, but consistently civil discussion about the definition and importance of science, two speakers with opposing worldviews presented their evidence to a sellout crowd and hundreds of thousands of online viewers. Who Won Bill Nye’s Big Evolution Faceoff? – NBC News.com. Bill Nye the…

Nessie idea is revised, still long way to go in creationist textbooks

The Surgeon's photo of the Loch Ness monster. Known to be a hoax (click on picture)

Last summer, we all picked our jaws up off the ground when we discovered what kind of things were taught as fact in creationist textbooks; Loch Ness monster is evidence for living dinosaurs, homosexuality is a learned behavior, other nonsense, etc. Have they figured out some of these are really silly? Maybe… Nessie cut from…

Lose-iana: Getting smacked for scientific ignorance

Lose-iana? You deserve it.

A piece by Zack Kopplin, science advocate. Louisiana counts the cost of teaching creationism – in reputation and dollars  | guardian.co.uk. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal endorsed teaching creationism in public schools, by way of the state’s creationism law, a misnamed and misguided piece of legislation called the Louisiana Science Education Act. In a recent interview…

Discovery Institute offering free student seminar on Intelligent Design

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The pro-Creationism organization, Discovery Institute pays for college students to attend a summer program on Intelligent Design. Summer in Seattle, FREE? Yes, Science/Society Seminars Application Deadline Extended by One Week! – Evolution News & Views. Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture announced today that we will be extending the deadline for applications for this…

Intelligent design: The stupid that keeps bobbing to the surface

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It may hurt your brain to read this article. It’s so full of brain-stopping moments of nonsense. It is only countered by Josh from the National Center for Science Education. Intelligent design teaching stirs debate. The room was packed as more than 500 people listened intently to Paul Nelson talk about genetics. Some fervently took…

Some evangelical homeschoolers are OK with evolution. A small step?

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Not everyone who homeschools their kids want their kids to be scientifically illiterate. Are we seeing a backlash of parents who want their kids to have quality science texts? Old Earth, Young Minds: Evangelical Homeschoolers Embrace Evolution – David R. Wheeler – The Atlantic. For homeschooling parents who want to teach their children that the…

Censoring of evolution in Turkey: Black propaganda or real?

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – Turkey’s science state council halts publication of evolution books. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has put a stop to the publication and sale of all books in its archives that support the theory of evolution, daily Radikal has reported. The evolutionist books, previously available through TÜBİTAK’s Popular…

Antiscience legislation proposed around the states

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The National Center for Science Education has a rundown of the anti-science efforts in state lawmaking bodies. As Robert Luhn of NCSE describe them, “Anti-science bills are popping up like daisies after a spring shower.” Two antiscience bills in Oklahoma | NCSE. Two antiscience bills, Senate Bill 758 and House Bill 1674, have been prefiled…

Tennessee set to roll back quality of science education (Update: Law enacted)

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Activists cry foul as Tenn. science education bill hits governor’s desk Activists were waging a last-minute battle Thursday to scuttle a bill that they say would gut science education in Tennessee by allowing public schools to cast doubt on widely-accepted scientific principles, including biological evolution and climate change. “What it does is bring the political…

New Hampshire antievolution bills ousted

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New Hampshire antievolution bills dismissed | NCSE. “The House Education Committee dismissed two bills this morning that would have dictated classroom lectures on evolution,” the Concord Monitor‘s State House blog reported (February 16, 2012). The bills in question are House Bill 1148, introduced by Jerry Bergevin (R-District 17), which would have charged the state board of education to…

New “Intelligent design” bill in Missouri

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“Intelligent design” bill in Missouri | NCSE. House Bill 1227, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 10, 2012, would, if enacted, require “the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design,” according to the legislature’s summary of the bill. The equal treatment provision would apply to both public elementary and secondary schools…