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Bigfoot in science class – that’s a problem

John Pedersen has a 7-foot-tall sasquatch in his middle school classroom. Bigfoot researcher donates to middle school classroom | KTVB.COM Boise. Pedersen says he uses the creature to teach kids about ecology and scientific possibilities. What’s more, he now says Idaho State University Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum, who is a bigfoot researcher, saw KTVB’s story…

Discovery Institute offering free student seminar on Intelligent Design

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…

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

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…

Duane Gish, Creationist, dead at 91

Duane Gish, Senior Vice-President Emeritus for the Institute of Creation Research, anti-evolutionist, died on March 5 at the age of 91. Gish was one of the world’s most infamous Creationist writers and debaters. His ploy was to not use the evidence (which Creationism lacks) in an argument but to use rhetorical devices. He was best…

Creationism in Texas: Here we go again…again

Creationists just keep going and going and going… Told You So: Texas Ed Board Chair Wants Science Textbooks to Teach ‘Another Side’ on Evolution We told you this would happen. In 2009, when the Texas State Board of Education adopted new science curriculum standards, we warned that creationists had inserted language they would later try…

Conspiracy professor manufactures outrageous alternative story of Newtown shooting

FAU prof stirs controversy by disputing Newtown massacre A communication professor known for conspiracy theories has stirred controversary [sic] at Florida Atlantic University with claims that last month’s Newtown, Conn., school shootings did not happen as reported – or may not have happened at all. Moreover, James Tracy asserts in radio interviews and on his…