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Evolution Defenders

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.

Location: #science
Members: 62
Latest Activity: Aug 17

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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Why Being Human Makes Evolution Hard to Understand

Started by Neal. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 1. 6 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

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

Tags: University, National, Museum, of, Australia.

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 April 24, 2017 at 4:29pm

Exactly.

Comment by Stephen on April 24, 2017 at 4:20pm

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Comment by Chris on April 2, 2017 at 6:47am

Tonsiles were thought of as usless not very long ago.

I read something about William Parker's research on the Appendix a few years ago.

Appendix Isn't Useless At All: It's A Safe House For Good Bacteria

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5 Useless Body Parts

I know several people that broke their tail bone. One had to have it ambutated.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 1, 2017 at 3:29am
No surprise, Stephen.

Creationists are desperate and will grab at anything.
Comment by Mrs.B on April 1, 2017 at 2:45am

Something of a jolt.

Comment by Stephen on March 31, 2017 at 12:53pm

Evolution, Creationism, and the Great Appendix Debate

One of the human body's most mysterious organs is fueling the anti-evolution fire.

William Parker—immunologist, chemist, and professor of surgery at Duke University—has a fondness for Gospel music.

That's why one morning in 2007, his car radio was tuned to K-LOVE, a Christian station, and he happened to catch their news segment between songs. "They said scientists had proven that Darwin was wrong," he remembers. "And then, I was surprised to find that they were referring to my own work."

Parker had recently co-authored a paper on the function of the appendix. To most, the appendix is known as the organ that doesn't do anything. It rarely crosses our radars, unless you get appendicitis and are one of almost 300,000 people per year in the US who has it removed.

But it was long suspected in the science community that the appendix did have some sort of immune function. Parker and his colleagues had found something definitive: a rich biofilm, or layer of bacteria, in the appendix. His paper proposed that the appendix was a "safe house" for good gut bacteria, and could help repopulate the microbiome after a nasty infection.

The appendix is not the focus of Parker's career, nor a puzzle he had been lusting after for a long time. Certainly, Parker was not thinking about Darwin when he published. But, he had incidentally refuted one of Darwin's theories of a vestigial, or leftover, organ, and a common example provided by textbooks and educators as evidence of natural selection.

"I was very naïve," Parker says now. "I had no idea that I was going to be on the Christian music station as the scientist who undermined Darwin."

Later, Parker googled his name and his appendix work. He found himself on creationism and intelligent design sites. His results, his data, and even quotes he gave in a press release were appropriated to say: Evolution was false.

Read more= read:https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/evolution-creationism-and-the-...

Comment by Mrs.B on March 31, 2017 at 1:30am

So good to hear Mr. Sagan's voice again!

Those things really look odd.

Comment by Stephen on March 30, 2017 at 9:57pm

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Comment by Mrs.B on March 19, 2017 at 3:34pm

Evolution never stops, & to me its perfectly obvious, so I can't understand people denying it.

 
 
 

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