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Antiscience resolution in Indiana

Indiana's Senate Resolution 17, introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development as of January 23, 2017, would, if adopted, ostensibly urge the state department of education "to reinforce support of teachers who choose to teach a diverse curriculum." But the teaching of evolution is the specific target of the bill.

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Evolution education under attack in Turkey

A draft of a new national curriculum in Turkey omits evolution, according to soL international (January 15, 2017).

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Antievolution legislation in Oklahoma

Senate Bill 393 (PDF), styled the Oklahoma Science Education Act, is the latest antievolution bill in the Sooner State.

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NCSE's Reid and Branch on Betsy DeVos

NCSE's Ann Reid and Glenn Branch contributed "Will education secretary pick Betsy DeVos dilute science instruction in schools?" to Stat (January 18, 2017), a new national publication specializing in health, medicine, and scientific discovery.

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Thoughts on the Value of Public Education

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2017-01-18 14:28
Over on Facebook, there’s discussion of the federal Department of Education, and a commenter there said she would like to see the department go away and parents get school vouchers. This was my reaction… […] I’m looking at various issues looming and how education can play into that. Let’s start with our military, shall we?… Read More »
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Hugh Iltis dies

The distinguished botanist, conservationist, and environmentalist Hugh Iltis died on December 19, 2016, according to the University of Wisconsin (December 30, 2016).

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Darwin Day resolution in Congress

House Resolution 44, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 11, 2017, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2017, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of Charles Darwin as "a worthy symbol of scientific advancement on which to focus and around which to build a global celebration of science and humanity intended to promote a common bond among all of Earth's peoples." The bill was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where similar bills, such as H. Res. 548 in 2016, have failed to receive a hearing.

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Antiscience legislation in South Dakota

South Dakota's Senate Bill 55, introduced on January 11, 2017, and referred to the Senate Education Committee, appears to be the first antiscience bill of the year.

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Darwin Day approaches

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2016!

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Platonic Forms and Aristotelian Teleology: Let's Explore the Philosophical Roots of Intelligent Design

I am glad to take this opportunity to introduce myself, with my areas of interest and research. Walter Myers III
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Treating the "Patient as a Person"

We all have the right to refuse medical interventions. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Darwinian Horror Story: Lamarck Back from the Grave

Modern evolutionary theory has long insisted that genes and genetic mutations are where the evolutionary action is. Evolution News & Views
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Fake Science: Mice Changing Color to Match Terrain Is "Evolution, Crystal Clear, in Every Detail"

About 15 years ago researchers discovered genetic differences that probably explain the different fur coloring in desert mice populations. Cornelius Hunter
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Robots Will Always Be Machines, Not Persons

Here is a mechanical "woman" that -- through her human-written program -- speaks of one day having a family and being a person. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Interview: Biochemist Explains Why Lipids Are "Designed Objects"

The scientist, a researcher at one of Israel's institutes of higher education, asked that his identity be kept in confidence. Evolution News & Views
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Biologist "Flabbergasted" by Lungless Frog

The one rule in biology is there are no rules. Cornelius Hunter
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Salamander Offers Two Evolutionary Quandaries: Non-Homologous Development and an ORFan

Salamanders have their own way of doing things. Cornelius Hunter
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NY Times on Germany's African Genocide -- Find the "Ghost" in the Story

In journalistic parlance a "ghost" is an obvious but unasked question in a news article. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Fake Science: Whales as the "Sweetest Series of Transitional Fossils" an Evolutionist Could Ask For

The "picture-perfect intermediacy" looks increasingly like a patchwork. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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