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  • How to Make Sure Children Are Scientifically Illiterate (Barf Alert)

    08/16/2006 6:42:08 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 663 replies · 7,388+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 15, 2006 | LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
    Voters in Kansas ensured this month that noncreationist moderates will once again have a majority (6 to 4) on the state school board, keeping new standards inspired by intelligent design from taking effect. This is a victory for public education and sends a message nationwide about the public’s ability to see through efforts by groups like the Discovery Institute to misrepresent science in the schools. But for those of us who are interested in improving science education, any celebration should be muted. This is not the first turnaround in recent Kansas history. In 2000, after a creationist board had removed...
  • "Killer" Fossil Find May Rewrite Story of Whale Evolution (Again)

    08/16/2006 6:35:40 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 60 replies · 1,998+ views
    National Geographic ^ | August 16, 2006 | James Owen
    The discovery of a bizarre species of fossil whale from Australia with huge eyes and flesh-ripping jaws provides valuable new insights into the evolution of whales, researchers say. The previously unknown species lived about 25 million years ago and was an early ancestor of modern baleen whales, which feed by filtering plankton from seawater. This group includes the blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit the planet. But the newfound predatory whale likely hunted sharks and other fish despite its relatively small size and suggests that baleen whales weren't always the toothless gentle giants we see in our oceans...
  • "Dodos" debate evolution ('Film' examines the issue more palpably)

    08/12/2006 8:42:32 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 213 replies · 3,112+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | David Postman
    A leading group of scientists says "antievolutionism" remains active in part because academics are seen as "lost in a pampered world of irrelevancies, unwilling or unable to come out of the ivory tower." Randy Olson has left the tower behind. A Harvard-trained evolutionary biologist, Olson left academia for Hollywood. He's made a documentary, "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus," not to take on intelligent design — which he clearly thinks is a ridiculous theory — but to prod scientists to find a way to talk about evolution that doesn't make them sound like "arrogant jerks." His tack is to...
  • In evolution, Americans are big non-believers

    08/11/2006 5:18:29 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 839 replies · 10,844+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | SCOTT ROBERTS
    It's a statistic that would have Charles Darwin turning in his grave - more than one third of Americans don't believe in evolution, according to a new study. After tabulating surveys that covered 34 countries, researchers at the University of Michigan have found that U.S. citizens are much less likely to accept Darwinism than Europeans and the Japanese. The study, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, found that in countries like Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and France, at least 80 per cent of adult believe that humans evolved from other species. In Japan, 78 per cent of adults believe...
  • Science and a Young Earth - Evolution Vs Creationism – Christian Perspective on Science

    07/31/2006 8:33:32 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 342 replies · 5,488+ views
    Best Syndication ^ | July 31, 2006 | Babu Ranganathan
    Haven't geologists proved from scientific dating methods that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old? Doesn't astronomy prove that the universe must, at least, be billions of years old since it would have required billions of years for light from the nearest stars to reach the Earth? Don't all qualified scientists, including geologists, believe in Darwinian evolution and a billions of years old Earth and universe? The simple answer is "no". Both evolutionists and creationists have certain built-in assumptions in interpreting and using scientific data when it comes to the Earth's age. The issue many times comes down to which...
  • Teaching of evolution target of petition (Wisconsin)

    07/19/2006 6:41:37 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 61 replies · 875+ views
    The Northwestern | July 18, 2006 | Bethany K. Warner
    Link Only: Teaching of evolution target of petition
  • McCain Does Manhattan, By the Issues (McCain's ambiguous support of intelligent design)

    07/18/2006 4:07:23 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 397+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | July 18, 2006 | IRA STOLL
    Add the Manhattan Institute to Iowa and New Hampshire on the list of early proving grounds for presidential candidates — at least the Republican ones. Senator McCain visited New York City yesterday to offer his views on Israel, government spending, Charles Darwin, and campaign finance and in so doing became the latest of the 2008 presidential hopefuls to address the city's conservative think tank, which has also heard recently from Mayor Giuliani and from Governor Romney of Massachusetts. [Snip] Responding to a question about a report that he thinks "intelligent design" should be taught in schools, the senator mocked the...
  • Darwinists Waging War on Kansas, Encouraging Schools To Disobey State Education Guidelines

    07/09/2006 3:41:26 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 45 replies · 957+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | July 7, 2006 | Robert Crowther
    There is a concerted effort underway in Kansas to censor science and undermine the strong science standards adopted there last year. In 2005 the Kansas state board of education (KSBOE) courageously voted to adopt science standards that require students to learn all about evolution, including both the scientific evidence and for and against the theory. That's it. The Board didn't require any alternative theories be taught, just the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution. However there are a number of groups both inside and outside of Kansas that are seeking to stifle discussion in Kansas classrooms of anything critical of...
  • Senior with pacemaker fights off intruders

    07/09/2006 5:59:58 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 26 replies · 992+ views ^ | LARRY RUEHLEN
    <p>Faced with those choices, a 61-year-old West Bloomfield man parried away a shotgun barrel as it fired, forcing a buckshot load of lead over his shoulder. The township man then drew his own handgun and shot an intruder inside his garage in the 4800 block of Trailview at 3 a.m. July 4.</p>
  • Evolution and Me - Information Theory and Irreducible Complexity

    07/04/2006 8:44:17 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 570 replies · 6,753+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 17, 2006 | George Gilder
    Editors Note: Discovery senior fellow, technology guru and conservative economist George Gilder has a major essay in the new issue of National Review, entitled “Evolution and Me: Darwinian Theory has Become an All-Purpose Obstacle to Thought Rather than an Enabler of Scientific Advance.” The piece offers a unique and fresh perspective on the issue of materialism vs. design and is a breakthrough description of the case against Darwinism and for intelligent design based largely on information theory and our understanding of information in the age of supercomputing and instant information delivery. It turns out that Darwin’s theory is especially vulnerable...
  • Explain evolution's weakness (Op-Ed: Why are evolutionists threatened by balanced teaching?)

    07/03/2006 3:39:27 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 31 replies · 601+ views
    The Bulletin (Oregon) ^ | July 3, 2006 | Pete Chadwell
    Recently, the state of South Carolina joined Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Kansas and New Mexico by approving statewide science standards which require a critical analysis of evolution in science classrooms. In these five states the standard-issue Darwinian evolution will still be taught, but with an interesting twist which ought to raise some eyebrows - the scientific WEAKNESSES of Darwinian theory will ALSO be disclosed. In a country where ideals such as free speech, diversity, balance and tolerance are preached constantly, the remaining states DO NOT ALLOW the scientific weaknesses of Darwinian evolution to be presented in our public school science classrooms. This...
  • A Fresh Look at the Australopithecines and Homo habilis

    06/17/2006 5:18:55 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 44 replies · 1,123+ views
    Creation Research Society ^ | March 2006 | Staff
    Abstract The australopithecines and Homo habilis have been publicized for years as examples of evolutionary transitional forms that launched our own human lineage. Dogmatic evolutionists have rationalized these claims on the basis of brain expansion, encephalization quotients, and bipedalism. However, any evolutionary justification for brain expansion in these extinct creatures must rest in a precise model for the determination of body mass. To insure an accurate body mass model, one must take into account whether the animal is quadruped, facultative biped, or obligatory biped. Past body mass estimates for the australopithecines and Homo habilis were based on assumptions about their...
  • How Can They Call This Duck a Missing Link? (MSM News Media a gets it wrong about alleged "link")

    06/15/2006 5:59:36 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 37 replies · 1,047+ views
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | June 15, 2006 | Staff
    The news media are abuzz with the phrase “Missing Link” again.  This time, it’s about a fossilized duck or loon found in Early Cretaceous strata in China, announced in Science.1  The article calls it a “nearly modern” bird with soft-tissue preservation, including webbed feet, wing feathers and downy feathers.  They said it “possesses advanced anatomical features previously known only in Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic ornithuran birds.”  Being found in Early Cretaceous strata (assumed 110 million years old) makes it “the oldest known member of the clade,” but the paper does not call it a missing link.  Neither does the...
  • Americans still hold faith in divine creation

    06/09/2006 6:34:41 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 141 replies · 1,664+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2006 | Jennifer Harper
    Much of the nation still takes stock in the book of Genesis. Eight out of 10 Americans believe God guided creation in some capacity. A Gallup Poll reveals that 46 percent think God created man in his present form sometime in the past 10,000 years, while 36 percent say man developed over millions of years from lesser life forms, but God guided the process. Only 13 percent of Americans think mankind evolved with no divine intervention. "There has been surprisingly little change over the last 24 years in how Americans respond," pollster Frank Newport said. The survey marks the seventh...
  • Chimp-human hybridization: two of a kind or two different kinds?

    06/03/2006 2:35:24 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 798+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | May 31, 2006 | David A. DeWitt
    There seems to be a never-ending stream of media reports that promote evolution. The latest is the provocative notion that there was hybridization between human and chimpanzee ancestors. This recent study by Patterson and colleagues has been plastered all over the news the last few days to once again reinforce the view that humans and chimpanzees shared a common ancestor. However, this time the issue is portrayed as “complex.” The authors have done a very extensive study comparing the DNA sequences of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and macaques, and analyzed significantly more data than all previous studies of its type....
  • Pitt anthropologist thinks Darwin's theory needs to evolve on some points

    05/29/2006 11:47:16 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 170 replies · 2,028+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, May 29, 2006 | Mark Roth
    Darwin was wrong, and his modern-day adherents perpetuate his mistakes. That sounds like the opening salvo of an advocate for Intelligent Design or some other religiously driven critique of the theory of evolution. But it actually summarizes the ideas of Jeffrey Schwartz, a noted anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh and one of a growing group of critics of standard Darwinian theory. Most of the recent publicity Dr. Schwartz has received has focused on his role in creating life-sized replicas of George Washington for display at Mount Vernon. Much of his career, though, has been devoted to human evolution and...
  • The battle heats up (Evolutionists are fed up, and they aren't going to take it anymore)

    05/27/2006 4:15:39 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 91 replies · 1,285+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | May 27, 2006 | Ken Ham
    AiG’s Dr. David Menton, because of his scientific credentials, was able to sit in on some very revealing meetings in St. Louis. He told me, “Evolutionists have had it with biblical literalists, and they’re not going to take it anymore.” Dr. Menton had just attended the annual conference of the world’s largest scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It featured a number of sessions on creation/evolution and how to combat creationists. Dr. Menton told me, “What I heard is of great importance to all who are concerned about biblical Christianity and the future of education...
  • Nature offers guidance on organising dynamic networks (Looking to creation to solve problems)

    05/27/2006 11:03:53 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 365+ views
    IST Results ^ | May 26, 2006 | Staff
    Today, for many, computer networks are an indispensable infrastructure that interconnects people, places and organisations. But increasingly they are beginning to creak as their complexity grows. Biological systems through years of evolution can offer clues on how to cope, as a research project has demonstrated. "Even a minor perturbation on a network can cause major problems," says Dr Ozalp Babaoglu at the University of Bologna. "Simply adding a computer or installing an operating system can suddenly mean that the printer stops working or you can't access your files." Enter the BISON project funded under the European Commission’s FET (Future and...
  • Mike [Bloomberg] throws left at foes of evolution - Hits pols pandering to GOP base

    05/27/2006 8:24:23 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 125 replies · 1,453+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 26, 2006 | GREG WILSON
    BALTIMORE - Mayor Bloomberg lashed out against conservatives yesterday for ignoring science and common sense on issues like stem-cell research, global warming and even evolution. Making his latest foray into national issues, the mayor blamed ideologues for trying to drag the nation back decades by disputing scientifically proven facts. "Today we are seeing hundreds of years of scientific discovery being challenged by people who simply disregard facts that don't happen to agree with their agendas," he told medical graduates of his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. The pointed comments came just a day after Bloomberg made national news with his...
  • Ed Department spokesman's comments on evolution draw criticism

    05/26/2006 4:21:28 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 87 replies · 965+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 26, 2006 | Staff
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - His bosses have been accused of attacking the teaching of evolution in public schools, and the Department of Education's chief spokesman is facing criticism for comments he made about the subject at a public forum. David Awbrey, a former newspaper editor, acknowledges that he hasn't been "house-trained in public relations." "I'm going to have to spend some time during the next week or two thinking about where I'm going to go with my career," he told The Lawrence Journal-World on Thursday. At issue are Awbrey's remarks earlier this month about science, evolution and religion during a Kansas...