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Climate compromised in West Virginia

"At the request of a West Virginia Board of Education member who said he doesn't believe human-influenced climate change is a 'foregone conclusion,' new state science standards on the topic were altered before the state school board adopted them," reported the Charleston Gazette (December 28, 2014), in a detailed story.

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Bill to unblock NGSS introduced in Wyoming

Wyoming's House Bill 23 (PDF), introduced on December 23, 2014, would, if enacted, repeal the footnote in the law establishing the state budget for 2014-2016 that precludes the use of state funds "for any review or adoption" of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Color vision may be 300 Ma old

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:48
According to a blurb in Science yesterday, researchers have discovered a fossilized fish whose eyes show traces of pigment and also fossilized rods and cones. The existence of the cones suggests that color vision developed at least 300 Ma ago. You may read the full article, which appears in Nature Communications, by following the link from the Science article; you can read it only on screen – a pdf will cost you $32. _____ P.S.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Nature to make many articles widely available

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:48
I would not exactly call it a Christmas present, but today I happened to learn of a press release circulated by the Nature Publishing Group on December 2 of this year. The press release was not exactly a model of clarity, but if I understand it correctly, subscribers to any of a number of the publishing group’s journals can legitimately make articles available to individual colleagues who are not subscribers. In addition, readers of “100... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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#5 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Whale Hips, Another Icon of Darwinian Evolution, Takes a Hit

In the case presented by advocates of Darwinian evolution, vestigial organs are a star in the firmament, frequently and gloatingly pointed to. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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#6 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Phys.org Says the Argument for Suboptimal Design of the Eye "Is Folly"

A Darwinian paradigm assumes that biological systems are cobbled together haphazardly by natural selection over eons of unguided descent with modification. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Universe, Planet, Proteins...It's Fine-Tuning All the Way Down

Don't miss a nifty Wall Street Journal piece today, that's important too, by our friend Eric Metaxas. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Branding Popular Arts and Culture for Darwin

The most ambitious venture so far may be New York Times columnist David Brooks's novel The Social Animal, about an evolutionarily happy couple. Denyse O'Leary
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#7 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Ciliate Organism Undergoes "Scrambled Genome" and "Massive...Rearrangement"

A goal-directed creative process like ID can shed light on the mystery of the Oxytricha trifallax genome. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Merry Christmas! Here's #8 of Our Top Evolution Stories of 2014: State-Run Museum Covered Up Collaboration with Atheist Groups

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) worked with atheist groups to put on 2014 Darwin Day events that included anti-religious lectures. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Stephen Hawking's "God-Haunted" Quest

On Christmas Eve, I wish those of our readers who are Christians a very merry and meaningful holiday. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Why Bioethics Should "Fail"

Julian Savulescu represents all that I find so objectionable about the mainstream bioethics movement. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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#9 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: The Ham-Nye Creation Debate: A Huge Missed Opportunity

After watching the debate, I was reminded of what attracted me in the first place to the approach to investigating origins represented by the theory of intelligent design. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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#10 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: A Stunning New Illustration of Intelligent Design in the Cell

The staff of Evolution News & Views wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Evolution News & Views
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Are men idiots?

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:51
That is, are male members of the species Homo sapiens idiots? No, but according to a recent article, they are more likely to be idiots than women are. The only thing surprising about this conclusion is that it is so unsurprising. For years now, whenever my daughter or I see a bicyclist dash madly across 4 lanes of traffic, we announce to each other, “Another male trying to improve the gene pool.” We are uncertain... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Virginia's Questions for Atheist Santa

In a mall in Madison, Wisconsin, five-year-old Virginia hops up on the lap of Atheist Santa, the jolly old elf from the reality-based community. Michael Egnor
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In Nature, Two Cosmologists Chide Other Cosmologists for Lack of Testable Evidence

On the multiverse, string theory, and more, two reputable astronomers take their colleagues to task for engaging in fact-free speculation. Evolution News & Views
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Court Declares Orangutan "Non-Human Person"!

Indifference is the enemy of maintaining a righteous society and there is nothing funny about erasing human exceptionalism. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Paper Suggests Catch 22: Neo-Darwinism Faces Either a Massive Molecular Clock Misfire, or a Major Biogeographical Conundrum

Molecular clocks are notoriously unreliable indicators of a lineage's evolutionary age. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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