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Storms over new Utah science standards?

Utah's new state standards for middle school science education are on hold, reports the Salt Lake Tribune (February 9, 2015) — and evolution and climate change may be the reason.

 

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Darwin Day resolution in Arizona

Arizona state representatives Andrew Sherwood and Rebecca Rios, sponsors of the resolution

House Resolution 2002 (PDF), introduced in the Arizona House of Representatives on February 9, 2015, would, if enacted, express the House's recognition of February 12, 2015, as International Darwin Day.

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Darwin Day resolution in the Senate

Richard Blumenthal

Senate Resolution 66 (PDF), introduced in the United States Senate on February 4, 2015, would, if passed, express the Senate's support of designating February 12, 2015, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

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Darwin Day resolution in Congress

Jim Himes

House Resolution 67 (PDF), introduced in the United States House of Representatives on February 2, 2015, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2015, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol 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."

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Ark Park will sue over employment discrimination

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:42
Wave 3, which appears to be Channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky, reported yesterday that the Ark Park indeed plans to sue the state over tax incentives that were denied last month. Wave 3 reports, Lawyers say this encounter is about to make an appearance in court and it’s all over tax incentives. The lawyer for the Ark Encounter says it will sue the state in federal court to try to regain the rebates it believes... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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The Third Way of Evolution announced, but fails to cohere

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:42
At Jerry Coyne’s bl*g Why Evolution Is True he has a new post calling attention to a web site on The Third Way of Evolution. It was apparently put up last year by James Shapiro, Denis Noble, and Raju Pookottil. It presents statements by 43 people expressing their view that a new Way of Evolution is needed. It has apparently been up for over 8 months, but only recently was mentioned by Denyse O’Leary at... Joe Felsenstein http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/felsenstein.html
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Delving into the History of Insects

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:42
What comes to mind when you think about insects? For a lot of people, the word sends a shiver up their spine as they imagine the tiny, creeping legs, buzzing wings, stinging tails, and biting fangs. But what those people may not know is that insects comprise one of the most important classes of animal; there are more species of insect than any other animal group, and they can claim being the first animals... Emily Thompson http://cartwrig.ht/people/
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Problem 6: Molecular Biology Has Failed to Yield a Grand "Tree of Life"

When fossils failed to demonstrate that animals evolved from a common ancestor, evolutionary scientists turned to another type of evidence. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Catholics Honor Discovery Fellow Wesley J. Smith

The Cardinal John J. O'Connor award of Legatus, the national organization of lay Catholics, was given in Naples, Florida, on Saturday. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Please Keep Our Friend Michael Medved, a Crucial Member of Our Discovery Institute Family, in Your Prayers

Faced with the same urgent challenge, could I speak about it so bravely and positively as he did just now? I don't think so. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Welcoming The Stream, an Important News Source on Science, Culture, and More

Our friend and frequent ENV contributor Jay Richards is awesomely gifted. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Human Extinction Is the Logical Corollary of Animal Rights Thinking

In a rare rebuttal to animal rights ideology, Philosophy Today has published a piece by Rhys Southan, apparently a reformed animal rights believer. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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A Third Rotary Motor Has Now Been Found in Bacteria

The flagellum, ATP synthase, and a gliding motor: that's three independent, irreducibly complex rotary engines in some of the "simplest" living things. Evolution News & Views
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On Academic Freedom Bills and More, Here's Why I Rarely Trust Reporters: The Case of Patrick Anderson

Yesterday a reporter at the Argus Leader in South Dakota called to interview me. We discussed a bill that's recently been submitted in his state. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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If the Number Pi Were Set to Music

This is what it would sound like.... David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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What Darwin's Darlings Need to Know about David Hume

As Alfred Russel Wallace observed, "Such a simple fact as the existence of flying fish [i.e., the Exocoetidae family] could never be proved, if Hume's argument is a good one." Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
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Problem 5: Abrupt Appearance of Species in the Fossil Record Does Not Support Darwinian Evolution

The origin of whales has been called a "poster child for macroevolution." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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More from Nobel Laureate Charles Townes on Scientific Evidence of Design and Purpose in the Cosmos

In case you wondered if Townes's comment on intelligent design was just a stray remark not representative of his general thinking, read on. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Privileged Species with Michael Denton Is Now on Blu-Ray

Dr. Denton shows how the universe is the splendid and fantastically intricate setting specifically designed for a precious jewel. Evolution News & Views
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Join Us for the 2015 Westminster Conference on Science and Faith! And Don't Miss the Early Bird Special

The conference will feature renowned Oxford University mathematics professor John Lennox and Discovery Institute geneticist Michael Denton. Evolution News & Views
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