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Understanding Respiration: A Breath of Fresh Air, if You Please

No one really understands how the respiratory system "knows" what the levels of O2, CO2, and H+ ion should be for us to survive. Howard Glicksman
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Machines Will Always Be Things, Never "Persons"

Peter Singer claims that the brain is just a computer, and so if an AI machine were ever developed, it could be considered a person too. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Repeal effort revived again in Louisiana

Senate Bill 74 (PDF), dubbed the "Intelligent Outcomes Wanted Act," would, if enacted, repeal Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:285.1, which implemented the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, passed and enacted in 2008.

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Reaction to West Virginia's new science standards

"Some groups that denounced now-rejected changes to West Virginia’s upcoming K-12 science standards regarding global warming are disappointed in new modifications but view them as less harmful than the previous version," according to the Charleston Gazette (April 11, 2015).

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NCSE's latest in Evolution: Education and Outreach

"Wading into the Undeniable" (PDF), by NCSE's Stephanie Keep, Ann Reid, and Glenn Branch, was just published in Evolution: Education and Outreach.

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Climate Education Week, April 18-25, 2015

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NCSE tells us, April 18-25, 2015, is the inaugural Climate Education Week, sponsored by Earth Day Network. To celebrate, the Climate Education Week website is providing K-12 educators with the Climate Education Toolkit – “a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need. The Toolkit includes a week’s worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. Each day covers a different theme related to... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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The Push for Assisted Suicide Is All Kabuki Theater

Suicide advocates always point to Oregon as the supposed proof that the practice can be managed without abuse. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Neo-Darwinism's Catch-22: Before Evolving New Features, Organisms Would Be Swamped by Genetic Junk

A new peer-reviewed paper in the journal Complexity presents a computational model of evolution. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Messengers from Army HQ: Hormones and Neurohormones

To take control in a military operation requires the coordinated activity of a reconnaissance team, headquarters, and the soldiers in the field. Howard Glicksman
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Back to Basics: Reader Asks How We Know DNA Exists, What It Does

He also asks how we know what molecular machines like the nuclear pore complex look like. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Sure, There Might Be Life on Mars -- But Evolutionary Thinking Doesn't Help Explain Why

Intelligent design is certainly compatible with finding life on Mars, and perhaps ID thinking could help guide such research. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Suspicious? Darwin Defenders Have Two Modes of Communication -- One for the Uninitiated, One for the Guild

By contrast, ID advocates address the scientific community and the general public in much the same language. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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To Build a Worm: Where Undirected Evolution Runs into Severe Difficulties

Neo-Darwinian theory has never explained the origin of animal development. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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Here's What a Thoughtful Non-Scientist Sounds like Discussing Intelligent Design (with William Dembski)

A serious challenge has put been set down, and Darwinists haven't as yet responded adequately. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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A Second Chance: Deadline Extended for Summer Seminars on ID

If you are a student who wanted to apply but didn't have time... don't miss this chance! Evolution News & Views
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What the Body Must Do to Take Control

Obviously, it's important for the driver to be aware of her car's fuel situation. Howard Glicksman
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To Have a View on the Darwin Debate, Do You Need a PhD in Evolutionary Science?

That's an often-heard claim, most recently voiced by National Review's Kevin Williamson. Evolution News & Views
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Science standards adopted in West Virginia

The West Virginia state board of education adopted a new set of state science standards largely based on the Next Generation Science Standards on April 9, 2015 — "but," the Charleston Gazette (April 9, 2015) explains, "not without adding in changes suggested by board member Wade Linger to the teaching of global warming."

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Climate Education Week Approaches

April 18-25, 2015, is the inaugural Climate Education Week, sponsored by Earth Day Network. To celebrate, the Climate Education Week website is providing K-12 educators with the Climate Education Toolkit — "a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with everything you need. The Toolkit includes a week's worth of lesson plans, activities, and contests for K-12 students that meet Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. Each day covers a different theme related to climate change with two highlighted activities handpicked by Earth Day Network for your use." There are videos, contests, a downloadable Earth Day poster, and even an interactive on-line textbook for middle school students — all aimed at helping to promote climate education!

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Announcing a climate bumper sticker contest!

It's time to sharpen your pencils, cudgel your brains, and consult your muse: NCSE is running a bumper sticker contest! This is your chance to help to spread the word about climate change education. Your brilliant idea could end up on the tail end of thousands of (carbon-dioxide-emitting) cars. Your climate change-themed bumper sticker can be funny, fierce, fiery — whatever, as long as it's good. Full details of the contest, and a list of the luscious prizes on offer, are available on NCSE's website. The contest ends on May 31, 2015.

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