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This Sounds Familiar: Theistic Evolutionist Recycles Anti-ID Argument Refuted Years Ago

Unless they've kept up with the debate, readers of Dr. Venema's latest for BioLogos might think ID advocates never thought of his objection. Evolution News & Views
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Greenland Fossils, Earth's Oldest, Pose an Evolutionary Dilemma

Just right off the bat it happens, "immediately," as one paleontologist puts it in amazement: genetic code, proteins, photosynthesis, the works. David Klinghoffer
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Tom Wolfe: Human Exceptionalist

The ubiquitous attacks on human exceptionalism are one of the current age's worst decadent tendencies. Wesley J. Smith
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To Practice Science, We Must Philosophize

"Heisenberg would have never done quantum mechanics without being full of philosophy." Sarah Chaffee
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Why Does Man Have Language?

Both humans and other animals use signs. Signs are things that direct attention to something else. Michael Egnor
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New York Times: "Darwinism Be Damned"

Make no mistake, Tom Wolfe's book is a big, big deal in the evolution debate. David Klinghoffer
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Farewell to Minda Berbeco

NCSE bids farewell to Minda Berbeco, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2012 to work on its climate change education initiative.

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Phyllis Schlafly dies

The conservative political activist Phyllis Schlafly died on September 5, 2016, at the age of 92, according to The New York Times (September 5, 2016).

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RNCSE 36:3 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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NCSE and the Grand Canyon 2017

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven. From June 29 to July 7, 2017, NCSE will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand Canyon river run. 

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EpiPen Pricing Defended by Shkreli

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2016-08-25 05:20
Martin Shkreli, pharmaceutical patent scavenger, did an interview with CBS and defended Mylan Corp’s inflated pricing of their EpiPen product. “This particular drug is a necessity for some people,” Nair said. “Yeah sure, that’s great – but I think important medicine should be expensive because they’re valuable,” said Martin Shkreli. The former pharmaceutical chief gained… Read More »
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Changes on NCSE's board

Francisco J. Ayala

At a recent meeting of NCSE's board of directors, Francisco J. Ayala was elected as president, replacing Brian Alters, whose term on the board expired.

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Congratulations to David Amidon

NCSE is pleased to congratulate David Amidon for receiving a Presidential Award for Environmental Educators for 2016, presented by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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A preview of The Madhouse Effect

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles's The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (Columbia University Press, 2016).

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Presbyterians add their voice for evolution

At the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) held June 18-25, 2016, the assembly voted to adopt a proposed "Affirmation of Creation."

According to the affirmation, scientific inquiry provides "descriptions and ever more profound understandings" of God's creation.

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Repeating the Message: Evidence of Multiple Sound Sources in the Bottlenose Dolphin

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2016-08-13 02:31
A colleague of mine called me this evening to recount a disturbing incident at the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life conference recently held in Dublin, Ireland. A high-profile researcher there apparently asserted that bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) only have a single sound source, specifically calling out research I was part of as having been… Read More »
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The DI Celebrates 20 Years of Gaming the System

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2016-08-11 15:09
The Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture has a post celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first closed, ID-only conference, which led to the book, “Mere Creation”. They spend a chunk of the article saying how they have deployed rhetoric to get things done, another chunk complaining that people actually disagreed… Read More »
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Sale

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2016-08-06 15:08
Amazon has a sale going for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 14-42mm kit lens at $400. This is about $300 less than usual pricing. My friend Elke has one of these, and essentially it provides the usual excellent Olympus imaging experience with a slightly different approach to an interface than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 I… Read More »
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NCSE's Rosenau on Ark Encounter

NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed a column, under the headline "School field trips to creationist Ark? Sink that idea right now," to New Scientist (August 5, 2016).

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A new survey on climate change

According to the latest National Surveys on Energy Environment, a twice-yearly survey conducted by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College, "Just 15% of Americans say that there is no solid evidence that the Earth is warming, down from 24% a year ago, and the lowest in the NSEE's history."

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