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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.

Location: #science
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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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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 theRealDoone 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 theRealDoone. 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 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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Comment by Adriana on April 18, 2011 at 12:38pm

Synthese Editors Cave in to Pressure from the Intelligent Design Lobby

t's more than a bit depressing to report that Synthese, a journal that has published classic papers by Carnap and Quine, among many others, and has been a major scholarly forum for philosophy informed by the sciences, should now have caved in to the major enemies of science education in the United States, the Creationist/Intelligent Design lobby.  The story is a sordid one, and leads me to think that philosophers working in philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophical logic and other areas where Synthese has traditionally published should look elsewhere (there are certainly many other suitable fora:  Erkenntnis, Philosophy of Science, Journal of Philosophical Logic, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and so on, all of which have the virtue of not pandering to the Intelligent Design crowd).  Perhaps the Synthese editors will rectify the wrong, and acknowledge that they caved in to political pressure and behaved unethically.  But if not, I hope readers of this blog will stop submitting to Synthese and stop refereeing for them:  editorial misconduct of this magnitude must have costs.  (If you will participate in the boycott, please e-mail philosopher John Wilkins at the University of Sydney: john-at-wilkins-dot-id-dot-au.   Let him know if you are willing to have your name made public in connection with the boycott.)

Comment by theRealDoone on April 17, 2011 at 11:02pm

funny pictures history - IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS WHICH ONE OF US WAS ADOPTED.

IT’S PRETTY OBVIOUS WHICH ONE OF US WAS ADOPTED.

Comment by theRealDoone on April 17, 2011 at 10:54pm

funny pictures history - Divine Creation!

divine creation evolution discussing politics during a family reunion is never a good idea

Comment by theRealDoone on April 17, 2011 at 8:56pm

Evolution Is Messy

 Bridges

Maggie Koerth-Baker puts our chronology in context:

[E]volution does not work towards making humans. That's entirely the wrong way to think about it. The creatures alive today are not our ancestors. Instead of a stair-step, with humans at the top, we stand alongside the kangaroo and the platypus, each of us at the end of its own narrow road. If we look back, into the past, we can see those paths turn and branch and cul-de-sac. Go far enough, and our paths meet at a crossroads. But in between that common ancestor and ourselves, the road is littered with cousins that didn't quite make it.

(Image: Postcards From Google Earth, Bridges, a collection of messed-up 2D to 3D images by Clement Valla)

Comment by Adriana on April 17, 2011 at 5:05pm
Good find, doone, this is deserving of a discussion, maybe. I'll read the article and try to post a discussion.
Comment by theRealDoone on April 17, 2011 at 4:49pm

Long-Sought Fossil Mammal With Transitional Middle Ear

ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2011) — Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History and the Chinese Academy of Sciences announce the discovery of Liaoconodon hui, a complete fossil mammal from the Mesozoic found in China that includes the long-sought transitional middle ear. The specimen shows the bones associated with hearing in mammals -- the malleus, incus, and ectotympanic -- decoupled from the lower jaw, as had been predicted, but were held in place by an ossified cartilage that rested in a groove on the lower jaw. The new research, published in Nature this week, also suggests that the middle ear evolved at least twice in mammals, for monotremes and for the marsupial-placental group.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110413132949.htm
 
 
 

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