Tag Archive for evolution

What’s kraken at the GSA meeting? (UPDATE: Creationist!)

Originally published Nov 1, 2013, see important update below. We’re seeing a revival of a story we first noted in October 2011 from the GSA (Geological Society of America) conference. The same researchers have returned to try to further convince us that a giant unknown cephalopod existed AND that it was so intelligent that it…

Scotland has teacher trouble too

The U.S. apologizes for spreading ridiculous behavior across the ocean. Calls for probe into creationist physics teacher | Herald Scotland. A PARENT has called for action to be taken by a school after a teacher allegedly told a science class evolution was “not proven”. Adrian Smales says he was shocked when his daughter told him…

Texas and Kentucky are in denial

Here’s a quick roundup from the National Center for Science Education on evolution/creationism/denialism news. Textbooks under attack in Texas | NCSE. Ideologues on official state textbook review teams are attacking the treatment of evolution and climate change in science textbooks under consideration in Texas, charged the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science…

Manufacturing evolution controversy – trying to squeeze nonsense into Ohio schools

Amazing that school boards still attempt to insert religious agendas into education. An Ohio district board is being warned, these proposals are a really bad idea. Creationism creates stir in Springboro School board defends… | www.mydaytondailynews.com. Local parents and the American Civil Liberties Union urged the Springboro school board on Thursday to abandon plans to…

Lose-iana continues rejection of the real world

Politicians do the most boneheadded things. Senators again reject repeal of Louisiana Science Education Act | NOLA.com. A Louisiana law that opponents say leaves the backdoor open to teaching “creationism” in public schools will stay on the books after a Senate committee Wednesday effectively killed a bill that would repeal the statute. After hours of…

Lose-iana: Getting smacked for scientific ignorance

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

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

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?

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…