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Anti-NGSS bill in Iowa dies

House File 272, which would have prevented Iowa from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, died on March 6, 2015, when a deadline for House bills to be reported out of committee passed.

 

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A preview of Climate Shock

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman's Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Warming Planet (Princeton University Press, 2015).

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In Determining Truthfulness, a Google Team Would Like to Do Your Thinking for You

Google is a business and a very successful one, where the people actually in charge want to make money. Erik J. Larson
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The Language We Use to Describe Human Beings Is Important

The atmosphere on Mars is "incompatible with life." But a baby? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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SETI Whisperers Betray Their Dependence on Intelligent Design

A concern shared by many people today is over whether or not it's wise to send messages into deep space. Evolution News & Views
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Life on Titan? Unlimber Your Checkbook, Uncle Sam

So maybe bubbles with nitrogen-based membranes could form on Titan. Exciting, right? Evolution News & Views
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More Functions Discovered for "Jumping Genes"

Additional treasure has been found in "junk DNA" -- this time in the repetitive sequences dubbed "jumping genes." Evolution News & Views
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"Resurrected" Flagella Were Just Unplugged

Suppose some guy told you that natural processes could make a functioning television. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
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Humans Will Evolve Beyond Ourselves Via Technology? At Least the Idea Offers Some Comic Relief

Once in a while, when the world is too much with me and I need a little entertainment, I turn to transhumanism. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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How Space Shield Protects Earth from "Sledgehammer Blow" of "Killer Electrons"

A massive attack of high-energy electrons slammed against the Earth's magnetic field last October, but most people didn't even notice. Evolution News & Views
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NGSS unblocked in Wyoming

Governor Matt Mead signed House Bill 23 into law on March 2, 2015, according to the Associated Press (March 2, 2015), so Wyoming is now free to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Troubles in Paradise: an amazing pro-science resource by James Downard (summary and interview)

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2015-03-03 04:55
I would like to introduce everyone to James Downard, and his website Troubles in Paradise (TIP). TIP is available at http://tortucan.wordpress.com/ or http://www.tortucan.com. James Downard is an activist with decades of experience tracking the creationists, stretching back to encounters with Stephen Meyer in Washington state in the early 1990s. In 2010, he did a guest post for PT, “An Ill Wind in Tortuca”, available at: http://pandasthumb.org/archives/201[…]wind-in.html Troubles in Paradise is a massive review of the... Nick Matzke http://www.talkdesign.org
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How Suicide Advocacy Hurts the Sick

Now, in the wake of the Brittany Maynard media frenzy, meet Maggie Karner. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Walking It Back? Further Reflections on the Response to Darwin's Doubt from BioLogos

President Deborah Haarsma suggests that I mischaracterized the perspective of the organization's reviewers in my response to them. Stephen C. Meyer http://www.signatureinthecell.com
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Each Cell in Your Body Is a Walled City Besieged by Enemies

The residents of the city are slowly running out of food and water and are in desperate need of new supplies to stay alive. Howard Glicksman
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More on the Stretched-Rubber Theory of Body Plans

In dispelling the enigma of the Cambrian explosion, this research does not seem to hold out much promise. Evolution News & Views
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Grim Harvest: In Vermont, a Push for Organ Conscription

Presumed consent apparently works well in Spain and some other more communitarian-oriented countries, but it would be a disaster here. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Anti-NGSS 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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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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