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State-Run New Mexico Museum Scrambled to Cover Up Collaboration with Atheistic Groups

"Is it appropriate for a state-funded museum to join forces with organizations such as the Humanist Society and the Freedom from Religion group to promote an anti-religious agenda?" Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Cell Membrane Lipids: More than Fat Chance

The lipids (fats) that comprise the cell membrane and organelle membranes are finely tuned to their function, built by elaborate machines, and assisted by a host of other molecules. Evolution News & Views
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Public Documents Refute New Mexico Science Museum's Attempt to Whitewash Atheist Collaboration

If the terms of this story were reversed -- a state-run museum joins with Christian groups to bash atheism or other religious beliefs, then covers its tracks when challenged -- you'd never hear the end of it. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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John Lennox in Springfield, MO: No, Evidence and Faith Are Not a Contradiction in Terms

Recounting an exchange he once had with bioethicist Peter Singer, Lennox pointed out that atheists have a belief system too, that is to say a faith. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
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RNCSE 34:4 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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A preview of Going Ape

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brandon Haught's Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom (University Press of Florida, 2014).

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NCSE's next webinar for activists

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on involving students, who have a direct stake in the integrity of science education, in science education advocacy.

 

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"What are they teaching your kids about global warming?"

"What are they teaching your kids about global warming?" asked National Journal (June 26, 2014). The answer is provided by "a patchwork of climate instruction guidelines that largely leaves teachers to their own devices, facilitating massive disparities in global-warming education from school to school and state to state."

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NGSS in US News and World Report

"Political debates surrounding climate change and creationism are now making their way into America's schools, as more states are deciding whether to adopt or reject new common science standards "that put a greater emphasis on controversial topics like global warming and evolution," according to US News and World Report (June 20, 2014).

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Freshwater: The waiting continues

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:55
John Freshwater’s petition for a writ of certiorari has been placed on the SCOTUS docket for a September 29, 2014, conference.... Richard B. Hoppe
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Pan troglodytes

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:55
Photograph by Gerry L. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Pan troglodytes – common chimpanzee.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Intelligent Design Supporter Expelled from Civil Liberties Organization

ID the Future - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:55
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Cecil Phillips, who tells the story of how he was expelled from Americans United for Separation of Church and State because he was a scientific skeptic of...
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Video: Meyer on the Most Frivolous Criticism of Darwin's Doubt

Yes, John Farrell, "Mr. Ellipsis," the punctuation maven, I'm looking at you. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Did a State-Run New Mexico Science Museum Coordinate with Atheist Groups for 2014 Darwin Day -- and Then Cover It Up?

I will have more to reveal tomorrow. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Flexible Wings Are Hard to Make

Engineers wanted to mimic the birds. They are finding out how hard that is. Evolution News & Views
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Lennox, Axe at the Faith and Science Conference at Evangel University

The topics will range from human origins to genetic determinism and moral responsibility to the question of how science is possible in the first place. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
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From Thornton's Lab, More Strong Experimental Support for a Limit to Darwinian Evolution

The edge of evolution lies where reasonably probable, random mutation-selection runs out of steam and "dumb luck" (or purposeful design) takes over. Michael Behe
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The Little Lady of Flores Spoke from the Grave. But Said What, Exactly?

If new, separate human species are not found, perhaps they can be argued into existence. Denyse O'Leary
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Marine Mammals: The Smithsonian Magazine Talks About NOC

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Tue, 2014-06-24 13:22
Disclosure: I am a researcher who worked with NOC at the US Navy Marine Mammal Program. Smithsonian Magazine ran an article by Charles Siebert titled, “The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans”. This was ostensibly about the work Dr. Sam Ridgway and others at the US […]
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Understanding creationism, IV:An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
By David MacMillan. 4. Transitional fossils. One of the most common and most frustrating creationist objections to evolution is the claim that there are no “missing links” or “transitional fossils” required by evolution. This claim is made without qualification, particularly in presentations to lay or church audiences. As unthinkable as it might seem, creationists really do believe that transitional fossils simply do not exist. On this basis, they conclude that evolution must be false. They... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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