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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: 8 hours ago

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 doone on July 26, 2011 at 9:31am

EVOLUTION RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES

Carl Zimmer in The New York Times:

EvoDr. Munshi-South has joined the ranks of a small but growing number of field biologists who study urban evolution — not the rise and fall of skyscrapers and neighborhoods, but the biological changes that cities bring to the wildlife that inhabits them. For these scientists, the New York metropolitan region is one great laboratory.

White-footed mice, stranded on isolated urban islands, are evolving to adapt to urban stress. Fish in the Hudson have evolved to cope with poisons in the water. Native ants find refuge in the median strips on Broadway. And more familiar urban organisms, like bedbugs, rats and bacteria, also mutate and change in response to the pressures of the metropolis. In short, the process of evolution is responding to New York and other cities the way it has responded to countless environmental changes over the past few billion years. Life adapts. The mice are the object of Dr. Munshi-South’s attention. Since 2008, he and his colleagues have fanned out across the city to study how the rise of New York influenced the evolution of the deer mice.

More here.

 

Comment by Stephen on July 14, 2011 at 8:46pm

...pure chance? How dare you!

Comment by Adriana on July 14, 2011 at 3:53pm
Impeccable logic :-P
Comment by A Former Member on July 14, 2011 at 3:46pm

Tee hee, look what I found online:

 

How some can look at the complexities of nature and say there is not an intelligent designer is baffling to me.

Did the bees and flowers get together and decide to both evolve so that they could help each other out not now but in millions of years from that time? What about the time frame? If it takes millions of years for a change then if the change was necessary the species would die out before the change was accomplished. No change was needed for survival because they survived for millions of generations before any change could be noticed. When people say everything we see was created by pure chance I really do question their intelligence and/or their ability to think logically.

When we find an arrow head we can see that something created it. The chances of an arrow head being created by some rocks falling down a cliff and hitting each other just right are just astronomical so we assume that it was created by man an intelligent designer. At the same time we look at the universe, the human body and the incredibly ways plants and animals interact and the "intelligent" say it just happened. Which of these two would be more likely to believe that they happened by chance? The rock falling off a cliff and on the way down it just so happens that the several times it hits another rock everything is aligned just right and an arrow head shaped rock lands at the bottom of a cliff. Or is there more of a chance that the human body is created by pure chance? If we look at this logically and someone says it is impossible for a rock to be shaped like an arrow head by pure natural forces and chance but yet all of creation must have been created by chance we have to look at them and conclude they are wrong.

Comment by Adriana on July 12, 2011 at 3:40pm
Genie Scott kicks ass! She's great!
Comment by A Former Member on July 12, 2011 at 3:36pm
Comment by Adriana on June 22, 2011 at 10:14am

Link to an EXCELLENT long comic strip explaining evolution. It is very, very good, you should show it to all your fundy friends if you have any; but also to all people interested in understanding a bit more of the process of evolution. Here is a taste:

 

Comment by Michel on June 21, 2011 at 10:33am
Comment by Adriana on May 17, 2011 at 8:49am

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Islamic creationism on tour

Notorious Turkish creationist (and aspiring
Bond villain) Adnan Oktar
Regular readers will know that we like to keep tabs on the activities of Harun Yahya, aka Adnan Oktar, the notorious Turkish author of the Atlas of Creation and apparent leader of what may be the world's only Islamic creationist sex cult.

So, with that in mind, I thought I'd pass on something I just read on Reuters, reporting on a trip to France by a group of Oktar's associates, who are peddling their leader's ideas in a 10-date pseudoscientific tour. In addition to holding conferences in Muslim centres in Paris and six other French cities, the group have visited a privately-run Islamic school. Reuters' Tom Heneghan explains:
At a Muslim junior high school in this north Paris suburb, about 100 pupils – boys seated on the right, girls on the left – listened as two Turks from Harun Yahya's headquarters in Istanbul denounced evolution as a theory Muslims should shun.

"We didn't descend from the apes," lecturer Ali Sadun told the giggling youngsters. Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, he said, was "the scientific basis to defend atheism."
As is pointed out in the Reuters piece, France has had its run-ins with Oktar in the past. In 2007, the French Education Minsitry reacted to the distribution of the Atlas of Creation to French schools by instructing headteachers to remove the copies from circulation, a move which Oktar cohort Sadun likened to Nazi book-burning in this weekend's lecture.

While French secularism – laïcité – means the Harun Yahya network must confine their activities to private Muslim institutions, that's faint consolation for the educations of the 100 children present at the Paris lecture. "As a Muslim school, we're lucky to have people who give us tools for this debate," one teacher told them. "This is very important for you and for your pride."
Comment by Adriana on May 9, 2011 at 3:27pm

Tell Louisiana to teach real science in public schools, not creationism and climate change denial

 

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