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Antiscience bill in Iowa

House File 272, introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on February 17, 2015, and referred to the House Committee on Education, would, if enacted, prevent Iowa from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards — and part of the stated reason is the NGSS's treatment of evolution and climate change.

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NCSE and the Grand Canyon 2015

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Three seats are still available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven.

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Physics trumps biology

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-28 19:17
Or, perhaps more precisely, Did dark matter kill the dinosaurs?, which is the way that an article in ScienceNOW put it. Readers of PT doubtless know that there have been a half-dozen or so mass extinctions in the history of the earth, and they appear with a periodicity on the order of 30 million years. You can see an early graph here. The vertical arrows are separated by approximately 30 million years. Not every vertical... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Tell me who funded the research ...

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-28 19:17
… And I will tell you the outcome. I cannot find the origin of that quotation, and I am pretty sure it is not original, but I thought of it when I read this article in Science. In a nutshell, Willie Soon, a part-time employee of the Smithsonian Institution, has published a number of articles linking changes in Arctic air temperature with changes in the sun’s output. His conclusion is at variance with the well... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Q&A in the WASP nest

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-28 19:17
By Steven Mahone. What would happen if a dyed-in-the-wool secularist was given the opportunity to speak with students from one of the most religiously conservative school districts in the country? Well, I had the privilege of finding out first hand. The Classical Academy (TCA) is an affluent, public charter high school in north Colorado Springs, so imagine my surprise at receiving an invitation to represent the secular and scientific viewpoint for a week-long seminar titled... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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At the Feet of Clio: History Versus Science?

"Consider that science is a portion of history but not the reverse." Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
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Now Head Transplants? Onward and Upward with Transhumanism

A cover story for New Scientist reports, "First human head transplant could happen in two years." Michael Egnor
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What the Assisted Suicide Debate Has to Do with Evolution

It's not possible to remind yourself too often how evolutionary thinking ramifies through the culture. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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More on the Advantage Physicians, Engineers Enjoy Compared to Evolutionary Biologists

"There are infinitely more ways to get it wrong than to get it right." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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No, Despite Often-Heard Claims, Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Is Not Evolution

The treatment of infectious diseases with antibiotics is a superb example of intelligent design principles applied to medical research. Michael Egnor
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How the Body Works: Intelligent Design in Action

Engineers and physicians have a special place in the community of thinkers and scholars who have elaborated the argument for intelligent design. Howard Glicksman
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Let The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik Read Our Series on the 10 Top Problems with Darwinian Evolution, and Then Give Us His Thoughts

What is the nature of the "debate" around Darwinism? That's a question worth talking about. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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A Historian Asks, "What if Other Human Species Had Survived?"

The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to a simple but profound question. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Duplicating a Power Plant Is No Easy Task

Cell division is mind numbing in complexity. One incredibly complex task is duplicating the power plants of the cell, the mitochondria. Evolution News & Views
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This Weekend in California, Paul Nelson Will Speak on the "God of the Gaps" Challenge and the Explanatory Superiority of Design

You've heard the objection: The theory of intelligent design is nothing but a "God of the Gaps" argument. Evolution News & Views
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Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington: Hear John West on "Scientism in the Age of Obama"

Political scientist Dr. West will be taking to the skies and roads next month. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Totalitarian Temptation: Science and Culture in the Age of Obama

At BreakPoint Radio today, John Stonestreet has an excellent commentary, highlighting John West's new expanded edition of Darwin Day in America. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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To Explain the Origin of Animal Body Plans, Here's What May Be the Most Inadequate Proposal Yet

Take a sheet of rubber and pull the sides till it buckles in the middle. Presto! A vertebrate! Evolution News & Views
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Ask an Embryologist: Genomic Mosaicism

It's the organism controlling the DNA, not the DNA controlling the organism. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
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Antiscience bill dies in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 665 (PDF), which would, if enacted, have deprived administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies," died in the Senate Education Committee on February 26, 2015, when a deadline for senate bills to pass committee expired. 

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