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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.

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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

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

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 Mrs.B yesterday

I feel disgust in coming from morons, & none for what's in my DNA.

Comment by Stephen yesterday

Neanderthals gave us genes that influence diseases (Credit: Entressangle/Daynes/SPL)

Thanks to a spot of prehistoric hanky-panky, many of us carry Neanderthal genes. What is this rogue DNA doing?

I am 2.5% Neanderthal.

That's according to a genetic analysis of snippets of my DNA. It is slightly less than the European average of 2.7%.

I owe my part-Neanderthal nature to an accident of history. Thousands of years ago, modern humans ran into Neanderthals somewhere in Asia or Europe.

We don't know exactly what happened, but one way or another my ancestors had sex with members of another species. Quite possibly yours did too. We can see traces of these prehistoric trysts in the DNA of everyone outside of Africa – and to a lesser extent, some people in Africa as well.

We now have a rough idea of which of our genes came from the Neanderthals. That offers some surprising clues as to what the Neanderthal DNA is doing for us – and it's not all good.

The announcement that many of us have Neanderthal ancestry hit the headlines in 2010. The finding came as a surprise to many scientists.

"I knew it was a possibility that Neanderthals had mixed with modern humans, but was really biased against it," says Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. "But the strength of genetic data is that once the results are in, one has to believe the results."

Read more= http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151116-what-did-the-neanderthals-d...

Comment by Mrs.B yesterday

Oh right, I forgot there's no proof!

Comment by Stephen yesterday

I know and creationists still say there is no proof for evolution.

Comment by Mrs.B yesterday

Amazing what is being found now, & will continue as technologies advance.

Comment by Stephen yesterday

Microwhatome?Yves Herman / Reuters

Some Microbes Have Been With Us Since Before We Existed

Certain gut bacteria have evolved in parallel with apes, so that their family tree perfectly mirrors our own.

Comment by Stephen on Tuesday

One lake in Kenya has yielded fossils that revolutionised our understanding of human evolution

Our ancient human ancestors were an elusive lot. Their remains are literally thin on the ground, and even when fossils are unearthed it is rare for them to be complete. Sometimes they must be pieced together from dozens of fragments.

That is why a staggering find in 1984 excited the entire field, and continues to do so today over 30 years later.

It was a skeleton of a young boy, discovered at Lake Turkana in the deserts of northern Kenya. He died when he was about eight years old and his bones sank into the sediments of the lake, where they were preserved for 1.5 million years. He was, and is, the most complete early-human fossil ever discovered.

Yet "Turkana Boy" is just one of many early human fossils discovered near the lake. Together they span four million years of human evolution. This one spot has told us a huge amount about where we came from and how our ancestors lived.

Turkana boy was bigger brained than those before him (Credit: Sabeena Jane Blackbird)

Turkana boy was bigger brained than those before him (Credit: Sabeena Jane Blackbird/Alamy)

Read more= http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151207-the-remote-lake-that-tells-...

Comment by Chris on July 13, 2016 at 3:22am

The TIES workshps are great for Junior high school students. It should be on Public TV so students can view it.

Comment by Mrs.B on July 12, 2016 at 5:25pm

Or maybe Richard Dawkins site......don't know, its awhile back.

Comment by Stephen on July 12, 2016 at 5:15pm

You might have seen them on YouTube. I don't think I've posted them on AU before/

 
 
 

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