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  • The Original Sin of Global Warming

    02/27/2014 3:17:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    It might seem strange to say it, but I am a global warming skeptic because of Carl Sagan. This might seem strange because Sagan was an early promoter of the theory that man-made emissions of carbon dioxide are going to fry the globe. But it’s not so strange when you consider the larger message that made Sagan famous. As with many people my age, Sagan’s 1980 series “Cosmos,” which aired on public television when I was eleven years old, was my introduction to science, and it changed my life. “Cosmos&88221; shared the latest developments in the sciences of evolution, astronomy,...
  • Nancy Pelosi is outraged: We did not treat President Bush this way

    01/28/2014 8:45:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 97 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-28-14 | David Sherfinski
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said Tuesday that a large segment of the GOP is anti-government, anti-science and anti-Obama and that while Democrats opposed much of President George W. Bushs agenda, Republican obstruction to President Obama is something quite stunning. Whats interesting to me is that Democrats and Republicans know what they believe, Mrs. Pelosi said on MSNBCs The Daily Rundown. They know what they believe, and thats whats happening in Congress whats happening here now is we have a large segment of the Republican party that is anti-government. We dont want any more government than we...
  • GM food off the menu in Parliament's restaurants- ministers telling public to drop their opposition

    06/30/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 21, 2013 | Sean Poulter
    GM foods are banned from restaurants in the Houses of Parliament despite government claims it is probably safer than other meals. Government ministers are demanding that ordinary families should abandon their reluctance to eat genetically modified food, however they are banned from MPs plates. This week the food and farming secretary, Owen Paterson, launched an extraordinary propaganda campaign to encourage the nation to accept GM crops and farming. He bolstered his campaign with claims that some seven million children in the Far East could have been saved from blindness or death in the last 15 years if only people had...
  • Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

    06/04/2013 4:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    On Memorial Day weekend, 2 million people marched in protests against seed giant Monsanto for the purpose of bringing awareness to hazards from genetically modified food, which it and other companies manufacture. Organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries. Genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified, or engineered, seeds, which are created to resist insecticides and herbicides so that crops can be grown to withstand a weed-killing pesticide or integrate a bacterial toxin that can ward off pests. The Chicago Tribune reported that because genetically modified organisms are not listed on food or...
  • Study Links Autism to High Fructose Corn Syrup

    10/17/2012 8:09:45 PM PDT · by djf · 137 replies
    Autism Key Bulletin Board ^ | Posted on April 14, 2012 | Gary Porter
    A new study released this past week has once again linked the consumption of processed foods to health complications, giving food safety advocates even more cause for concern. The April 10th publication of the Clinical Epigenetics Journal reported a link between high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and autism in the United States. According to the study, the rise in autism rates "is not related to mercury exposure from fish, coal-fired power plants, thimerosal, or dental amalgam but instead to the consumption of HFCS. The study, led by former FDA toxicologist and whistleblower Renee Dufault, found that a deficiency of zinc,...
  • 'Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe' Says Sci Am Editor

    03/18/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    'Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe' Says Sci Am Editor By Noel Sheppard Created 03/18/2012 - 6:52pm "Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe." So read Saturday's headline to Senior Editor Gary Stix's piece at one of the nation's most popular science magazines Scientific American: A policy article authored by several dozen scientists appeared online March 15 in Science to acknowledge this point: Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change. This requires fundamental...
  • Santorum: Democrats are "anti-science," not me

    02/20/2012 1:11:00 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Portraying himself as a native son of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Monday emphasized his heritage as the grandson of a coal miner and railed against environmental regulations that have diminished the coal industry in the region. "Ladies and gentlemen, we need someone who understands, who comes from the coal fields, who comes from the steel mills, who understands what average working people in America need to be able to provide for themselves and their families," Santorum said to a crowd of about 500 people in the Democratic-leaning eastern edge of the...
  • Are Republicans or Democrats More Anti-Science? (Comparing the ignorance of our mainstream parties)

    10/05/2011 7:11:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/05/2011 | Ronald Bailey
    A fight has broken out in the blogosphere over whether Team Blue or Team Red is more anti-science. Microbiologist Alex Berezow, editor of RealClearScience, struck the first blow in the pages of USA Today. "For every anti-science Republican that exists," he wrote, "there is at least one anti-science Democrat. Neither party has a monopoly on scientific illiteracy."The battle of the blogs was joined when Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science, denounced Berezows column as classic false equivalence on political abuse of science, over at the Climate Progress blog at the Center for American Progress. He accused...
  • No apologies: Bachmann defends HPV remarks

    09/16/2011 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 312 replies · 2+ views
    CBS "News" ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    Michele Bachmann is on the defensive about comments she made earlier this week suggesting that a vaccine against a virus linked to cervical cancer poses a danger to young girls. "During the debate, I didn't make any statements that would indicate that I'm a doctor, I'm a scientist or that I'm making any conclusions about the drug one way or another," the GOP presidential hopeful told reporters here who questioned her about the story she told suggesting that the vaccine had caused mental retardation. Asked whether she would apologize for comments that outraged medical experts say will discourage parents from...
  • Bachmann: Gardasil causes mental retardation

    09/13/2011 8:09:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 374 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I noted that Michele Bachmann finally scored points on Rick Perry by hitting him on his ties to Merck and linking that to the Gardasil mandate Perry imposed through executive order in Texas. This is a fair point on Perrys record, even given his apology for pursuing the mandate through EO instead of through the legislature, and its not surprising that Bachmann was the candidate to first take advantage of the opening. (Mitt Romney passed a mandate on health insurance for all citizens of Massachusetts, which pretty much puts this issue out of reach for him.) However, Bachmann...
  • Re: The Anti-Science Smear

    08/30/2011 10:58:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 30, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rich: I liked your column today. But you only struck a glancing blow at my biggest peeve about the whole anti-science thing: Why does the Left get to pick which issues are the benchmarks for “science”? Why can’t the measure of being pro-science be the question of heritability of intelligence? Or the existence of fetal pain? Or the distribution of cognitive abilities among the sexes at the extreme right tail of the bell curve? Or if that’s too upsetting, how about dividing the line between those who are pro- and anti-science along the lines of support for geoengineering? Or —...
  • Rick Perry Picks Up Endorsement of Sen. Jim Inhofe, Climate Change Skeptic

    08/29/2011 7:48:03 PM PDT · by Clairity · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 29, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Gov. Rick Perry's most recent endorsement came today from Sen. Jim Inhofe, a fellow climate-change skeptic, who said the Texas Governor is the strongest Republican to challenge President Obama in 2012. "I've known Gov. Rick Perry for a long time, and I am endorsing him because I know he is the strongest leader to run against and defeat President Obama. After three years of Obama's liberal agenda, Rick Perry is the right person to get America working again and turn our country in the right direction," Sen. Inhofe said in Tulsa, Okla., today. "We can't afford four more years of...
  • Fairness in Education (At a Berkeley high school, equality means fewer science teachers)

    02/10/2010 9:11:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 612+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/11/2010 | Thomas Sowell
    A recent flap in a Berkeley high school reveals what a farce fairness can be. Because this is ultra-liberal Berkeley, perhaps we should not be surprised that a proposal has been made to eliminate four jobs as science teachers and use the money saved for programs to help low achievers. In Berkeley, as in many other communities across the country, black and Latino students are not performing as well as Asian and white students. In fact, the racial gap in academic achievement at Berkeley High School is the highest in California no doubt a special source of embarrassment in...
  • Rejecting Creation the movie: A business decision

    12/10/2009 7:40:29 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 1,160+ views
    CMI ^ | December 10, 2009 | Emil Silvestru, Ph.D.
    Canadas Macleans news site recently published an article titled Darwin movie too evolved for U.S. audiences. The article refers to the decision of US film distributors to pass on the film Creationthe dramatized story of Charles Darwins struggle while writing the Origin of Species. The refusal to distribute a film premiered and acclaimed at the Toronto Film Festival seems to have again roused the Canadian medias scorn of the backward Americans of whichaccording to Galluponly 39% believe Darwin and his evolutionary theory. It is interesting how very differently the Canadian and world media treated America during WW II when far...
  • Does Science Have a Magisterium?

    12/10/2009 4:24:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 134 replies · 2,686+ views
    The American ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jay Richards
    At National Review Online, conservative curmudgeon John Derbyshire has weighed in on the Climategate scandal by encouraging conservatives not to jump on the anti-science bandwagon. I share his worry and find his advice is good so far as it goes; but I think Derbyshire’s defense of science might actually encourage the skepticism he wants to prevent. Most of the trouble comes from his invocation of the word “science,” and his claim that science has a magisterium.His article is called “Trust Science.” I’m not sure what that means. What is “science,” and how do we “trust” it? Imagine if someone said:...
  • New Finch Species Shows Conservation, Not Macroevolution

    12/09/2009 6:13:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 665+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Darwins finches are a variety of small black birds that were observed and collected by British naturalist Charles Darwin during his famous voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle in the early 1800s. Years later, Darwin argued that subtle variations in their beak sizes supported his concept that all organisms share a common ancestor (a theory known as macroevolution). The finches, whose technical name is Geospiza, have since become classic evolutionary icons...
  • The Totalities of Copenhagen

    12/08/2009 12:58:20 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 629+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | December 8, 2009 | William Dembski
    The Totalities of Copenhagen William Dembski Bret Stevens article today in the WSJ, The Totalities of Copenhagen, again shows the strong parallels between the global warming debate and the evolution debate, especially with the proclivity of AGW and evolution advocates to quash all dissent. Consider, from his piece, the following characteristics of the AGW advocates: ...
  • Raising the Banner for Creation Truth (according to the evos, these men and women aren't scientists)

    12/07/2009 8:33:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 234 replies · 3,999+ views
    ICR ^ | December 2009 | Various Authors
    Dr. Henry M. Morris founded the Institute for Creation Research in 1970 with a vision to uncover and present evidence for the accuracy and authority of the Bible. For almost 40 years, ICR has distinguished itself as the leader in creation science research and education, ably assisted by the many fine scientists whom God has led to work here. These men and women have dedicated their training and skills to raising the banner for the truth of our Creator God. We would like you to meet our current on-site scientists and hear their thoughts on the purpose, significance, and importance...
  • Why young-age creationism is good for science

    12/07/2009 7:30:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 170 replies · 3,384+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Brett W. Smith
    The current treatment of young-age creationists in the scientific community and society at large is unfair and unwise. Scientists and philosophers of science, including old-age creationists and naturalists, should respect youngage creationists as legitimate contributors to science. Young-age creationists offer to the current origins science establishment a competing rational viewpoint that will augment fruitful scientific investigation through increased accountability for scientists, introduction of original hypotheses and general epistemic improvement...
  • Illustrations of Ancient Humans Skew Facts - BTMS Gets it Wrong Again

    12/07/2009 2:23:10 AM PST · by Natural Law · 37 replies · 1,724+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Brian Thomas
    Museums and textbooks often use artistic renderings to estimate what a fossilized animal or plant may have looked like when it was alive. These images by paleoartists put flesh and faces on skeletal structures, and they can influence public perception of early human history more than the actual scienceparticularly in regards to human evolution.
  • Evolutionary Explanations Assume Evolution Explains

    12/06/2009 7:20:24 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 155 replies · 3,050+ views
    CEH ^ | December 4, 2009
    Dec 4, 2009 The facility with which some evolutionary biologists appeal to almost magical powers of evolution to explain anything and everything is revealed in some recent science articles. Whatever needs explaining is due to evolution evidence or not. These four examples can be considered representative of the genre...
  • Darwin Was Wrong About Geology

    12/02/2009 7:13:55 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 148 replies · 2,561+ views
    CEH ^ | December 2, 2009
    Dec 2, 2009 Field geologists have revisited a site Darwin visited on the voyage of the Beagle, and found that he incorrectly interpreted what he found. A large field of erratic boulders in Tierra del Fuego that have become known as Darwins Boulders were deposited by a completely different process than he thought. The modern team, publishing in the Geological Society of Americas December issue of the GSA Today,1 noted that Darwins thinking was profoundly influenced by Lyells obsession with large-scale, slow, vertical movements of the crust, especially as manifested in his theory of submergence and ice rafting to...
  • Arguing with Idiots Part Deaux (A full-frontal assault on the Temple of Darwin)

    12/04/2009 9:55:41 PM PST · by Gordon Greene · 337 replies · 4,308+ views
    Gordon Greene ^ | December 4, 2009 | Gordon Greene
    Arguing with Idiots Part Deaux (A full-frontal assault on the Temple of Darwin) (Link to PDF). (I know Ive done rants like this before, but you guys are worth it!) Dear worshippers of Darwin and lovers of self, My personal (condensed) declaration of faith: I believe in the God of the Bible. I believe in the Bible. I believe what it says. I believe, unashamedly that God is the Creator of the Universe and that He created it just as described in the Genesis account. I believe the only way to receive salvation is to believe and receive Jesus Christ...
  • Scientists Back Off of Ardi Claims (Evos give climate-hoaxers a run for their money...LOL!)

    12/04/2009 8:07:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 665 replies · 7,523+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In May 2009, a remarkably well-preserved extinct primate, nicknamed “Ida,” was hailed as one of the most important fossil finds ever. It had features that some interpreted as a link between two primate body forms. At the time, ICR News suggested that its evolutionary significance was far overblown, predicting that the scientific consensus would offer retractions. Those retractions came three months later, confirming that the fossil―called Darwinius―was really just an extinct lemur variety...
  • Dino Fossils Generate Overblown Claims (Temple of Darwin caught making stuff up again)

    06/18/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 2,500+ views
    CEH ^ | June 18, 2009
    June 18, 2009 A picture of colorfully-plumed dinosaurs graces an article on National Geographic, but were feathers found with the fossil? No; the article said, Primitive feathers may have covered the dinosaurs body, but there is no direct evidence for that, noted [James] Clark, whose work was funded in part by the National Geographic Society (which also owns National Geographic News). The feathers are apparently completely imaginary. National Geographic has been caught doing this before...
  • Radiometric Dating: Back to Basics (does it really prove the Earth is millions of years old?)

    06/18/2009 8:48:47 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 600 replies · 5,428+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | June 17, 2009 | Andrew A. Snelling, Ph.D.
    Radiometric dating is often used to prove rocks are millions of years old. Once you understand the basic science, however, you can see how wrong assumptions lead to incorrect dates. Most people think that radioactive dating has proven the earth is billions of years old. After all, textbooks, media, and museums glibly present ages of millions of years as fact. Yet few people know how radiometric dating works or bother to ask what assumptions drive the conclusions. So lets take a closer look and see how reliable this dating method really is...
  • Did Ribonucleoproteins Spark Life?

    06/15/2009 11:43:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 1,040+ views
    ICR ^ | June 15, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Despite decades of persistent failure to create life by the spark in the soup method,[1] evolutionary biochemists are still trying to find an exclusively naturalistic explanation for how the first cell developed. Many possible chemical precursors to life have been systematically ruled out by rigorous experiments. What they have found is that the molecules necessary for life are found exclusively within cells that are already living. One explanation proposed by evolutionists...
  • Moving the Goalpost (...when Darwinism is in danger of losing!)

    06/11/2009 12:09:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,036+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 10, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    Folks, this is one of the most exciting games in Super Bowl history! In case you just tuned in, heres whats happening: With only 8 seconds to go, the Buffalo Bills are trailing the New York Giants 20-19, but in the past two minutes Bills quarterback Jim Kelley has moved his team to the Giants 29-yard line, setting up kicker Scott Norwood for a field goal attempt. If Norwood makes it, the Buffalo Bills will win 22-20. Watched by tens of thousands in Tampa Stadium and millions more on TV, the Buffalo Bills line up for what will probably be...
  • Mudstones Make Ripples (several Evo geologic, fossil, and dating assumptions in for major upsets!)

    06/10/2009 8:02:30 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 31 replies · 963+ views
    CEH ^ | June 8, 2009
    June 8, 2009 Most of the sediments in the world are mudstones including shales and clays. Until recently these were thought to form only in calm, placid seas. Now, two geologists are continuing to show that they can form in flowing or turbulent water...
  • How Neo-Darwinism Creates Junk-Hypotheses, Then Resists Their Demise

    06/05/2009 7:45:26 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 595+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 5, 2009 | Casey Luskin,B.S. M.S. J.D.
    Junk DNA RoundUp (and Rebuttal): How Neo-Darwinism Creates Junk-Hypotheses, Then Resists Their Demise Sometimes after explaining how the now-defunct junk-DNA mindset was encouraged and fostered by neo-Darwinian evolution, evolutionists respond by asserting that nonetheless some individuals from their camp explored function for junk-DNA. This, they claim, absolves their neo-Darwinian camp from any charges of science-stopping, and shows that the neo-Darwinian paradigm did not hinder research into junk-DNA. But if a 2003 article in Science is any indication, then it seems that the neo-Darwinian paradigm did indeed impose a taboo on research into function for junk-DNA. As the article stated:Although catchy,...
  • When and Why Anti-Darwinism First Arose

    06/03/2009 8:22:21 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 78 replies · 1,841+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 2, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    When and Why Anti-Darwinism First Arose I'm a big fan of Rod Dreher. His Crunchy Con blog rarely fails to enlighten me, so I've been looking forward to his reflections on faith and science, generated by his current visit to Cambridge University as a Cambridge-Templeton fellow. Rod blogged today in response to a lecture and discussion in which evolution came up. He writes that "Darwinism wasn't initially opposed by Christians" and credits William Jennings Bryan with rallying the faithful against evolution. This is worth some further elaboration. How soon did opposition to Darwinism develop? Among whom, and why?...
  • Hominids, Homonyms, and Homo sapiens ("Calling this science is sick")

    05/29/2009 9:26:48 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 726+ views
    CEH ^ | May 27, 2009
    May 27, 2009 Hows the story of human evolution hanging together these days? Theres no better place to look than the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. In the yearly issue released this month, Ian Tattersall and Jeffrey Schwartz gave a pretty thorough overview of the Evolution of the Genus Homo.[1] Their account is fraught with controversy, confusion and convoluted ideas from the very first sentence...
  • Facilitated variation: a new paradigm emerges in biology (say buh-bye to neo-Darwinism)

    05/25/2009 5:48:24 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 100 replies · 2,268+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Alex Williams
    Facilitated variation: a new paradigm emerges in biology Alex Williams Facilitated variation is the first comprehensive theory of how life works at the molecular level, published in 2005 by systems biologists Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart in their book The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwins Dilemma. It is a very powerful theory, is supported by a great deal of evidence, and the authors have made it easy to understand. It identifies two basic components of heredity: (a) conserved core processes of cellular structure, function and body plan organization; and (b) modular regulatory mechanisms that are built in special ways that...
  • Obama Pushes for Expansion of Science and Technology (B.O. officially divorces morality and science)

    04/30/2009 8:18:57 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 845+ views
    ICR ^ | April 30, 2009 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Obama Pushes for Expansion of Science and Technology by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.* --snip-- Interestingly, the long list of useful items that the president mentioned lacks even a single reference to any benefits derived from or used for evolutionary theory, which is touted by some as the unifying theme of all the biological studies. Was this a tremendous oversight by Mr. Obama? Not likely, since his speech aggressively promoted the practical application of science to the benefit of humanity. Evolutionary theory is totally irrelevant to achieving that goal, as one evolutionist acknowledged: Most [biologists] can conduct their work quite...
  • Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas

    03/30/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 198 replies · 1,959+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | March 29, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    Darwinists Trick Themselves in Texas The New York Times got the preview story wrong, and the Washington Post editorial writer probably was too rushed to question the charges of "creationism" coming from the National Center for Science Education, the Darwin-only lobby. So this week's important decisions by the Texas Board of Education (TBOE) on how to teach evolution were predicated in the media by the big question of whether teachers should provide both "strengths and weaknesses" of Darwin's theory. Those words might sound benign, readers were told, but they really are "code words" (take the press' word for it) for...
  • Expelled from 'Expelled' (Darwinist priesthood in uproar)

    04/10/2008 8:58:06 AM PDT · by unspun · 266 replies · 402+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-10-2008 | Jill Stanek
    Darwinism is a specific evolutionary theory that excludes everything but material processes in the design of all life forms. No Intelligent Design allowed. "What's driving it is Darwinism is a foundational principle – scientific validation of secularism, atheism, liberalism – and that it strikes at the core of who they are," said Mathis. "Secondarily, these scientists are the high priests of the biggest question ever asked. They have all the authority, knowledge, power, funding," continued Mathis. "This is ground they own exclusively. They look down their elitist noses at the unwashed ignorant religious masses and scoff. That's why they respond...
  • Firefighters call for ban on flame retardants[Canada]

    11/01/2007 11:19:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 175+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 01 Nov 2007 | Carly Weeks
    OTTAWA -- A coalition of environmental groups and firefighters are calling on the federal government to ban flame retardants they say are toxic and pose a serious health risk. The group of chemicals are called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, and are commonly found in many consumer products, such as the casings of television sets, curtains and carpets. Numerous scientific studies indicate these chemicals are linked to serious health issues, including neurological and reproductive problems, said Lisa Gue, environmental health policy analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation. "We are calling for all chemicals in this class ... to be banned,"...
  • 55 Origin of Life Paper Is Retracted (because it was cited by proponents of Intelligent Design)

    10/25/2007 6:44:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 85 replies · 204+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 25, 2007 | CORNELIA DEAN
    In January 1955, Homer Jacobson, a chemistry professor at Brooklyn College, published a paper called Information, Reproduction and the Origin of Life in American Scientist, the journal of Sigma Xi, the scientific honor society. In it, Dr. Jacobson speculated on the chemical qualities of earth in Hadean time, billions of years ago when the planet was beginning to cool down to the point where, as Dr. Jacobson put it, one could imagine a few hardy compounds could survive.... Nobody paid much attention to the paper at the time, he said in a telephone interview from his home in Tarrytown, N.Y....
  • New Film Investigates Crushing of Dissent from Darwinian Orthodoxy

    08/31/2007 3:21:59 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 100 replies · 1,378+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 30, 2007 | Hilary White
    New Film Investigates Crushing of Dissent from Darwinian Orthodoxy By Hilary White August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "If you have questioned Darwinism, that's it, your career is over.""I was viewed as an intellectual terrorist." "I have been told to shut up."The quotes come from interviews with research scientists featured in a new film, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," starring the New York writer and intellectual Ben Stein. The film, set for release in February 2008, documents the crushing of any investigation or questioning of materialist Darwinism that is the orthodox position of most of the scientific establishment. In the trailer for...
  • Academics, Transsexuals Try to Ruin Psychology Prof Over Book on Transexualism

    08/22/2007 4:21:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 989+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/22/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    EVANSTON, Illinois, August 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Academics and transsexual activists turned on a psychology professor after he published a highly controversial explanation that transsexual desires are eroticism based on the "idea of being a woman". In his book "The Man Who Would be Queen," Professor J. Michael Bailey of Northwestern University explained that a man's desire to be a woman is based on a sexual desire called "autogynephilia," which he describes as "sexual arousal at the idea of being a woman." He also explained that the term "women trapped in men's bodies" is a misleading way of explaining the...
  • Playing the Anti-Science Card

    08/15/2007 1:32:23 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 18 replies · 577+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 15 August 2007 | Rod Dreher
    Liberals themselves have resisted scientific research that doesn't suit their own beliefs. Bjorn Lomberg, the Swedish scientist and renowned global warming skeptic, is treated slightly better than a heretic in Calvin's Geneva. The European left rejects scientific advice on genetically modified crops, demonizing them as "Frankenfoods." Before bringing up genetic or social science research that reflects negatively on the capabilities or performance of racial minorities, women or other human groupings favored by the left, you would do well to remember "The Bell Curve." And for decades, an avalanche of data detailing the failures of "scientific" socialism did little to shake...
  • Creationist museum challenges evolution (Warning: Probably critical).

    04/16/2007 1:45:42 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 59 replies · 1,742+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, April 14, 2007 | Martin Redfern
    For some a battle between science and religion is being fought for the soul of America. The Creationists argue God created the world in six days and want their beliefs given equal status to evolutionary science. Across the divide - evolutionist Scott with creationist Ham Petersburg, Kentucky, is in the middle of North America. It is supposedly within a day's drive of two-thirds of the US population. For the rest, it is just 10 minutes from Cincinnati International Airport. That is why it was picked as the site for a new museum, due to open in a couple of...
  • Darwin, Hillbillies, and Negroes

    04/10/2007 3:17:18 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 53 replies · 2,487+ views
    Ethan Clive Osgoode
    Francis Galton was Charles Darwin's cousin. He coined the word "Eugenics" in 1883. He founded the biometric approach to heredity, and to further this theory, R.A Fisher and Karl Pearson established the influential Biometrica journal in 1901. His most important legacy was the Eugenics Education Society, later to be re-named the Eugenics Society. It still exists today, though under a different name. The Biometrica journal delved deeply into that peculiar field of study, popularized by Charles Darwin in Descent of Man, which holds for darwinians an inexplicably gripping fascination. That is, the meticulous scientific comparison of Black people with apes....
  • The Coulter Hoax: How Ann Coulter Exposed the Intelligent Design Movement

    03/31/2007 1:48:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 449 replies · 9,284+ views
    Talk Reason (from Skeptical Inquirer) ^ | March 14, 2007 | Peter Olofsson
    In the summer of 2006, I heard that a new book called Godless presented an insightful and devastating criticism of the theory of evolution. Although I learned that its author, Ann Coulter, is not a scientist but a lawyer turned author and TV pundit, she nevertheless appeared to be an intelligent and well-educated person, so I started reading. At first I was puzzled. There did not seem to be anything new; only tired and outdated antievolution arguments involving moths, finches, and fruit flies. But it wasn't until Coulter dusted off the old Piltdown man story that I suddenly realized: it...
  • Alchemy, Marxism, and the future of Darwinism

    03/02/2007 7:18:55 PM PST · by balch3 · 67 replies · 1,357+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | Feb 27, 2007 | Jonothan Wells
    recently found myself in a conversation with two college undergraduates, both of them seniors in the natural sciences (physics and biochemistry, respectively). At one point we were discussing alchemy, which they knew as a pre-modern attempt to transmute lead into gold. I asked them whether they could name any famous alchemists. They could not, though one of them dimly recalled hearing of someone whose name began with A. I then predicted that Darwinian evolution would eventually fade into the same obscurity that now shrouds alchemy. Although I knew from previous conversations that my young friends were skeptical of Darwinian theory,...
  • McCain Speech Spurs Culture War (Libs mad at McCain for appearing with intelligent design group)

    02/22/2007 8:30:16 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 25 replies · 589+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 22, 2007 | Sarah Wheaton
    Senator John McCain will be in Seattle this Friday, where hell give an address, presented by the World Affairs Council and the CityClub of Seattle. [Updated for clarification:] The councils release said Mr. McCain would talk about his vision for the United States in the world. It said he would answer questions such as: What is the role of the U.S. in the global community? How should the U.S. position itself over the next decade? What are the challenges, and how should they be addressed? What are the future global impacts on Washington State? [Update: 8 p.m. Danny Diaz, a...
  • Kenya: Evangelicals Wage Anti-Evolution War

    01/12/2007 9:46:52 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 486+ views
    The East African Standard ^ | January 12, 2007 | Eric Wamanji
    A bronze sculpture at the entrance of the Museum. It details the development of man. Kenya's world-class collection of hominid bones - primates belonging to a family of which the modern human being is the only species still in existence - is at the centre of a silent but intense war being waged by a section of the evangelical churches. The priceless National Museums of Kenya (NMK) fossils pointing to man's evolution risk being relegated to the abyss as a section of the Church renews its war on science insisting that the evolution theory contradicts the biblical story of creation....
  • New state board tackles evolution immediately (Kansas)

    01/10/2007 7:06:45 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 320 replies · 4,496+ views
    ABC49 ^ | January 9, 2007 | Scott Rothschild
    Just minutes after a new moderate majority took control of the State Board of Education today, the issue of evolution came back up. The board voted to hear about proposed science standards that support evolution later in the day with a possible decision on them next month. The issue produced a long line of speakers both for and against evolution during a public comment period. Doug Kaufman, a physicians assistant and pastor from Leavenworth, told the board that evolution doesnt stand up to real science. But supporters of evolution urged the board to change the current standards that include criticism...
  • Worshipping at the altar of science

    09/03/2006 11:30:24 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 39 replies · 1,116+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 4, 2006 | Tom Flannery
    At the end of the 18th century, Founding Fathers like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton were becoming increasingly troubled by the revolution that was unfolding in France. Unlike the American Revolution, which was founded on the Christian principles delineated in the Declaration of Independence, the French version was virulently anti-religious (particularly in regard to Christianity). The revolutionaries sought to replace religion with human reason, even going so far as suggesting that Notre Dame be renamed the "Cathedral of Reason." Adams observed of France with great alarm: "I know not what to make of a republic of 30 million atheists." Hamilton...
  • Ailing Baby Has Surgery Mother Sought To Block

    07/01/2006 11:43:05 AM PDT · by junker · 15 replies · 666+ views
    www.komotv.com ^ | June 30, 2006 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - An ailing 9-month-old baby had surgery Friday to insert a catheter that will allow for future kidney dialysis. His mother had tried desperately to prevent the surgery, seeking to pursue alternative natural treatments. Earlier Friday, a Tacoma judge refused Tina Carlsen's request to block the surgery. Carlsen, 34, of Sumner, spent five days in jail after she took her son, Riley Rogers, out of a Seattle hospital on June 22, prompting a two-day statewide Amber Alert.