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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

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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 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.

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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

Photo:

Comment by Chris on August 4, 2016 at 11:41pm

One of my ancestors.

amoeba

Comment by Chris on August 4, 2016 at 11:37pm

I see advertizements on TV for DNA analysis to seek ones ancestory. I don't think the one's I see go deep enough. Ancestory.com only shows  a few backgronds - ie. African, European, Eastern Eruopean, Asian. It seems to be a waste of money. If I decided to do that I would want to know how much I'm Cromangoan (neandrethal) and which part of each contenant my ancestors originated. To which I don't think it matters.  Didn't we all come from someplace in the Great Rift Valley?

Comment by Chris on August 4, 2016 at 11:00pm

I have some friends with intestinal problems. One is on chemothrapy.

Fecal (bacterial) transplant may help their digestive tract. This is a fairly new procedure. Many are disgusted by the though of it - including gastro intestinal physicians.

There are many studies that show how important gut bacteria is.

Here's one to start with.

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being.

"The emerging and surprising view of how the enteric nervous system in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat"

"As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. Underlying this sensation is an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our "second brain".

A deeper understanding of this mass of neural tissue, filled with important neurotransmitters, is revealing that it does much more than merely handle digestion or inflict the occasional nervous pang. The little brain in our innards, in connection with the big one in our skulls, partly determines our mental state and plays key roles in certain diseases throughout the body.

Although its influence is far-reaching, the second brain is not the seat of any conscious thoughts or decision-making.

"The second brain doesn't help with the great thought processes…religion, philosophy and poetry is left to the brain in the head," says Michael Gershon, chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, an expert in the nascent field of neurogastroenterology and author of the 1998 book The Second Brain (HarperCollins)."

The gut feeling is based on your second brain.

Comment by Chris on August 4, 2016 at 10:43pm

The "Theory" of gravity escapes Mike Pence.

He should go south of the equator so he can fall off the earth.

Perhaps he and Jim Inholfe can make snow men as proof of "Theory"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/26/jim-inhofe-climate-snow_n_...

Video above.

Intelligent Design on Trial.

Program Description

In this two-hour special, NOVA captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in one of the latest battles over teaching evolution in public schools. Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants, including expert scientists and Dover parents, teachers, and town officials, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" follows the celebrated federal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District. This program was coproduced with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, Inc.

In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students suggesting that there is an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design–the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and therefore must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply. Later, parents opposed to intelligent design filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state.

"There was a blow-up like you couldn't believe," Bill Buckingham, head of the school board's curriculum committee, tells NOVA. Buckingham helped formulate the intelligent-design policy when he noticed that the biology textbook chosen by teachers for classroom use was, in his words, "laced with Darwinism..."

Linked above.

Right Wing Watch choose a good segment of Mike Pence's ideology/religiousity.

Comment by Chris on August 4, 2016 at 10:23pm

Great Video Stephen.

These are the simple steps that made us human.

The raw food movement doesn't seem to understand how cooked food provides more nurishment than raw food.

Fire.

Comment by Stephen on August 4, 2016 at 9:38pm

And this man could become vice president of the United States.

Mike Pence Tries to "Disprove" Evolution

Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence has had a history of not understanding quite how evolution works. RightWingWatch has a video of Pence attempting to "disprove" evolution on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2002.

In the speech, Pence shows that he has no idea what "theory" means in a scientific context and repeatedly cites the Bible as evidence against evolution. 

 
 
 

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