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A group for Secularists, Agnostics, Atheists, etc... who believe we should keep the poison of creationism and Intelligent Design OUT of public school science classrooms.

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ID conspiracy proof... written by the proponents of ID themselves!!!

The Formerly-Secret "Wedge Document" written by the Intelligent Designers themselves. Proof that ID is creationism in disguise.
The Wedge Document.pdf
Also find this document at http://ncseweb.org/

This document was key evidence in the Dover, PA trial featured in "Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial."

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Homo erectus may have doodled on shellfish

Started by Davy. Last reply by doone Dec 6, 2014. 1 Reply

Early humans from Java used shells for tools and engraving long before Homo sapiens did, new research suggests.The findings, published today in the journal …Continue

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Why Being Human Makes Evolution Hard to Understand

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Feb 17, 2014. 4 Replies

Being human makes for foolishness.Cameron M. SmithVolume 37.6, November/December 2013Our difficulty accepting evolution isn’t just because some religions oppose it or that it is complicated—it isn’t.…Continue

Tags: to, understand, atheist, universe, hard

Evolution Notes and News

Started by doone. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 8, 2014. 74 Replies

Date of earliest animal life reset by 30 million years…Continue

Tags: News, and, Notes, Evolution

Promoting Evolution Through Cartoons.....

Started by Neo Jul 8, 2013. 0 Replies

I have been watching Cartoon Network lately. Mainly because adult TV has gotten really boring, but I also still love cartoons. One day I was watching this one show called "The World of Gumball" and…Continue

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Comment by Mrs.B on September 13, 2016 at 2:58am

That is creepy!

Comment by Stephen on September 12, 2016 at 9:05pm

Watch evolution of bacteria in action.
Scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs.
The experiments are thought to provide the first large-scale glimpse of the maneuvers of bacteria as they encounter increasingly higher doses of antibiotics and adapt to survive—and thrive—in them.
Read more about how the film was made here: http://hms.harvard.edu/news/bugs-screen

Comment by Mrs.B on September 12, 2016 at 1:33am

Personally, I don't think we rate the term ''special''.

Amazing how different the giraffe markings are!

Comment by Stephen on September 12, 2016 at 12:50am

The Big Questions HumanHumans are nowhere near as special as we like to think

Humans are nowhere near as special as we like to think

The Big Questions HumanHumans are nowhere near as special as we like to think

Comment by Stephen on September 12, 2016 at 12:31am

Comment by Stephen on September 12, 2016 at 12:31am

A new paper confidently claims that there are four giraffe species rather than one, but I’m not so sure

The giraffe, Giraffa cameleopardalis, was first described by Linnaeus, and gets its species name from its fancied resemblance to a hybrid beast (as notes, the name comes from the Greek καμηλοπάρδαλις” meaning “giraffe”, from “κάμηλος” (kamēlos), “camel” + “πάρδαλις” (pardalis), “leopard”, due to its having a long neck like a camel and spots like a leopard). It’s always been considered a single species, but divided into about a half dozen subspecies that live in different areas and are distinguishable by different patterns of reticulation in their coats. Here’s an old subspecies designation and map; note that the populations included in each of the six subspecies live in different areas:

Here’s a classification of nine subspecies based on pattern (the number of named subspecies has been between four and about nine (I haven’t searched extensively).

Note that this classification is more or less arbitrary because the populations are geographically isolated and so one can’t use the classical “biological species definition” (BSC), in which members of the same species are able to interbreed in nature and produce fertile hybrids, while members of different species, when present in the same area, either do not mate with each other, or, if they do mate, do not produce hybrids that are fertile. Note that to use the BSC, putatively different (or identical) species have to be “tested” when living in the same area (“sympatric”).If they do not encounter each other in nature, there’s little you can do to apply the BSC.

One way around this is to hybridize them in zoos. If different “subspecies” do not mate with each other, or can’t produce fertile hybrids when they do mate in captivity, they’re almost certainly unlikely to do so in nature, and can be considered members of different species. However, if two different types do hybridize and produce fertile offspring in captivity, that doesn’t mean they’re members of the same species, for in nature other “isolating barriers”, like different breeding times or a genetically-based aversion for mating with other types, could keep them genetically separated even though barriers could break down in the artificial environment of zoos.

Read more=read:https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/a-new-paper-con...

Comment by Chris on September 11, 2016 at 11:55pm

On Homosapiens,

What is race?

Comment by Stephen on September 9, 2016 at 8:23pm

That's a real kick ass point. Mrs.B.

Comment by Mrs.B on September 9, 2016 at 5:07pm

Comment by Mrs.B on September 5, 2016 at 2:37am

Yes, I would imagine his doctors gave him the go ahead to travel.

 
 
 

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