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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: 63
Latest Activity: Nov 15

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 Hope is the thing with feathers 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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Evolution Notes and News

Started by Hope is the thing with feathers. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 8, 2014. 74 Replies

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

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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 Neal on January 2, 2012 at 11:08am

Teatards won't be around much longer; I hope.

Comment by Adriana on January 1, 2012 at 2:20pm

The whole point is that while it is true that new evidence in any scientific field can challenge theories of models' however there is no shred of evidence, new or old, that is challenging or has ever challenged evolution. Therefore their gobbledygook does not affect the teaching of evolution at all.

Comment by Michel on January 1, 2012 at 1:16pm

The New-Hampshire strategy is interesting. They package the science with the scientist's opinions on non-scientific issues - an attempt at tainting the science to weaken it.

Will scholars and students in NH let that bill pass?

Comment by Adriana on January 1, 2012 at 11:56am
Date: 01 January 2012 Time: 08:38 AM ET
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Charles Darwin's notes on evolution.
Naturalist Charles Darwin's first sketch of an evolutionary tree, found in the First Notebook on Transmutation of Species (1837)
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The new year is bringing new controversy over teaching evolution in public schools, with two bills in New Hampshire seeking to require teachers to teach the theory more as philosophy than science.

Meanwhile, an Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would allow school boards to require the teaching of creationism.

New Hampshire House Bill 1148 would "require evolution to be taught in the public schools of this state as a theory, including the theorists' political and ideological viewpoints and their position on the concept of atheism."

The second proposal in the New Hampshire House, HB 1457, does not mention evolution specifically but would "require science teachers to instruct pupils that proper scientific inquire [sic] results from not committing to any one theory or hypothesis, no matter how firmly it appears to be established, and that scientific and technological innovations based on new evidence can challenge accepted scientific theories or modes."

Comment by Adriana on December 4, 2011 at 8:10pm

Watch this nice video where female scientists explain why evolution and the teaching of evolution is important.The idea behind using a cast of all female scientists is double: 1) to highlight women in the sciences, and 2) in contrast to the video of ill-informed beauty queens (Miss America) who felt qualified to opine on evolution and whether they "believed" it or not.

Comment by Adriana on November 23, 2011 at 1:41pm

Species go extinct not because of a deleterious mutation. Animals and plants carrying a deleterious mutation are weeded out by natural selection because they do not get to reproduce. Species go extinct for a variety of reasons, but generally speaking, when the environment changes very fast and the species was exquisitely adapted to those conditions, the species may not have time to bounce back. For example, the panda specializes in eating bamboo. If bamboo plants all caught a disease and died, the panda would die too. Sometimes species become extinct but they leave descendants. For example, there are no more dinosaurs but we have birds, the descendants of theropod dinosaurs. Many biologists go as far as saying that birds are actually dinosaurs.

Comment by Hope on November 23, 2011 at 1:02pm

Is it true that mutation is usually causing extinction to a species.. I mean these species will become futile as a result of that mutation?

That's what they argue against evolution.

Comment by Neal on September 22, 2011 at 7:19pm

That video is awesome. 

Comment by Michel on September 22, 2011 at 2:36pm

Not just intelligent design, but super-intelligent design.

Comment by Adriana on September 22, 2011 at 1:54pm

@DG: I'm impressed. Since the narrator has a British accent, it must be true :-)

 
 
 

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