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Wolfhart Pannenberg dies

The distinguished theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg died on September 5, 2014, at the age of 85, according to his former student Philip Clayton, posting at the Theoblogy blog (September 7, 2014).

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Santer in 97 Hours of Consensus

Ben Santer, a member of NCSE's board of directors, is among the ninety-seven climate scientists featured in Skeptical Science's 97 Hours of Consensus campaign. Launched on September 7, 2014, the campaign features an hourly statement on climate change from, along with a playful caricature of, ninety-seven leading climate scientists.

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Does AIG lie about Affirmative Action?

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
Acting on a tip, I checked out Careers at Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum and investigated CAD Technician Designer, Ark Encounter. After clicking “Apply for This Position,” I came upon a pop-up that informed me, Answers in Genesis, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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House Bill 597 enshrines ignorance

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
The more I think about this the madder I get. In a Facebook comment on my previous post, Anne Jefferson made a trenchant point: We’re not going to teach about process, but we’re going to expect students to critically evaluate? Right. She’s exactly right. Here’s the relevant language from the Bill: (iii) The standards in science shall … focus on academic and scientific knowledge rather than scientific processes; and encourage students to analyze, critique, and... Richard B. Hoppe
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Revised Ohio Bill still guts science education, adds 'strengths and weaknesses' language

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
The authors of House Bill 597, which is aimed at derailing the Common Core standards in Ohio, have revised it (PDF). (Columbus Dispatch story here). Their revisions now embody the ‘strength and weaknesses’ trope of creationists. The Bill now says (iii) The standards in science shall be based in core existing disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics; incorporate grade-level mathematics and be referenced to the mathematics standards; focus on academic and scientific knowledge rather than... Richard B. Hoppe
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Science & Human Origins: Interview with Dr. Ann Gauger

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-09-07 16:23
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of Science & Human Origins and senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute. In recent years, human origins has become an especially hot...
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Another Example of Convergent Biochemical Evolution: Caffeine

Sounds like a candidate for explanation via common design to me. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Books and Journals Continue to Promote Misrepresentations of Copernicus and Human Exceptionalism

A review in Nature shows how entrenched the Copernican "demotion" myth remains, even after scholarly works have refuted it. Evolution News & Views
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Self-Folding Robot Suggests Answer to Common Objection to Intelligent Design

The objection, stated in various forms by thinkers dating back to David Hume, goes something like this. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Ohio out of the frying pan

The antiscience provision was removed from Ohio's House Bill 597 by the House Rules and Reference Committee on September 4, 2014 — only to be replaced by a provision requiring students to "review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the standards."

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Facebook: n > 80,000

A milestone: there are now over 80,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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Two Flagella Are Better than One

...and two papers about flagella are better for pointing out their intelligent design. Evolution News & Views
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Upcoming Event in the Spokane Area: Science & Human Origins Conference

Special early bird price ends this week. Register now! Evolution News & Views
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Save Your Brain: Skip Luc Besson's Fantastical Lucy

It's a complete myth that humans use only 10 percent of our brains. That's just one problem with this blockbuster hit. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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No "Carrots," Please: Taking Pride in V-Word's "Unrepentant Bigotry"

I am on a rather lonely campaign to make the v-word -- "vegetable" -- as unacceptable as the n-word in describing human beings. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Why Evolution Is Different

In every other field of science, naturalism has been spectacularly successful, so why should evolutionary biology be different? Granville Sewell
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NCSE and the Grand Canyon 2015

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations 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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Canis lupus baileyi

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-09-01 19:40
Photograph by Dan Stodola. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Canis lupus baileyi – Mexican wolf, Brookfield Zoo, Illinois.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Describing Joan Rivers: Human Beings Are Neither Animals Nor Are They Vegetables

We need to stop using the v-word to describe our brothers and sisters with profound cognitive disabilities. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Talk About Intelligent Design! Explore the New Discovery Institute Website

Sharing important ideas and advancing the search for truth is what we do. An effective, dynamic web presence is vital. Evolution News & Views
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