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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.

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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 Stephen on September 5, 2016 at 2:09am

looks like Richard Dawkins has much improved from his light stroke. That's good to hear.

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Comment by Mrs.B on August 28, 2016 at 2:35am

I own this book, & it explains a lot of this information.......

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Inner-Fish-Journey-3-5-Billion-Year-ebo...

Comment by Stephen on August 28, 2016 at 2:28am

A composite image of a mouse hand and a fish fin, each labeled with the same molecular markers.Credit Marie Kmita and Andrew Gehrke

Comment by Stephen on August 28, 2016 at 2:28am

From Fins Into Hands: Scientists Discover a Deep Evolutionary Link

To help his readers fathom evolution, Charles Darwin asked them to consider their own hands.

“What can be more curious,” he asked, “than that the hand of a man, formed for grasping, that of a mole for digging, the leg of the horse, the paddle of the porpoise, and the wing of the bat, should all be constructed on the same pattern, and should include similar bones, in the same relative positions?”

Darwin had a straightforward explanation: People, moles, horses, porpoises and bats all shared a common ancestor that grew limbs with digits. Its descendants evolved different kinds of limbs adapted for different tasks. But they never lost the anatomical similarities that revealed their kinship.

As a Victorian naturalist, Darwin was limited in the similarities he could find. The most sophisticated equipment he could use for the task was a crude microscope. Today, scientists are carrying on his work with new biological tools. They are uncovering deep similarities that have been overlooked until now.

On Wednesday, a team of researchers at the University of Chicago reported that our hands share a deep evolutionary connection not only to bat wings or horse hooves, but also to fish fins.

Read more= read:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/science/from-fins-into-hands-scie...

Comment by Mrs.B on August 27, 2016 at 5:31pm

And damn proud of it!

Comment by Stephen on August 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

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Comment by Mrs.B on August 18, 2016 at 9:42pm

Great picture!

Comment by Stephen on August 18, 2016 at 9:37pm

When Science Stands Up To Creationism

August 11, 201612:04 PM ET

The naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, the geologist Charles Lyell and the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker are depicted in this 19th century painting.i

The naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, the geologist Charles Lyell and the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker are depicted in this 19th century painting. De Agostini/A.C. Cooper/Getty Images hide caption

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The naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, the geologist Charles Lyell and the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker are depicted in this 19th century painting.

The naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, the geologist Charles Lyell and the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker are depicted in this 19th century painting.

De Agostini/A.C. Cooper/Getty Images

Overwhelming hard data from biology, geology and anthropology — gathered with a firm grasp of the workings of evolution — prove false the claims made by creationists.

Earth is not 6,000 years old and it wasn't shaped by a great flood 4,500 years ago. (Earth is 4.5 billion years old.) Humans and dinosaurs did not coexist. (These life forms missed each other by many millions of years.)

When creationist claims are put forth as science in museums or taught as science in schools, our children lose out because their science literacy is diminished.

That was the take-home message of There's No Controversy: Let's Stop Failing Our Children On Evolution, a post I wrote two weeks ago. Sparked by the opening of a creationist attraction called Ark Encounter in Kentucky, I offered suggestions for how to stand up against young-Earth creationism that is paraded as science.

Read more= http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08/11/489513355/when-science-...

Comment by Mrs.B on August 5, 2016 at 1:42am

All good stuff.......except the USA election part..........

Comment by Stephen on August 4, 2016 at 11:44pm

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