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John Rennie reported in 2002, and it is worth repeating again, that opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments do not hold up. When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection 143 years ago, the scientists of the day argued over it fiercely, but the massing evidence from paleontology, genetics, zoology, molecular biology and other fields gradually established the truth of evolution beyond reasonable doubt. Today, that battle has been won everywhere - except in the public imagination.

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David J. Eicher examines why scientists believe what they do, and why the public too often does not go along. He opines that there is a sickness over the land. It may not, as the biblical plagues did, kill anyone. But it is corrupting millions of people with an unrealistic, warped view of the universe around them.

Every hour, every day, every week, and every month, the quality of information shared between people is seemingly getting worse, plagued by inaccuracies, exaggerations, overreactions, and outright lies. It happens in newspapers, in magazines, on television, on the Interne... More →
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of Atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about Atheism, and by wining the battle against mandatory school prayer and bible recitation.

Over the last thirty years, American Atheists has:

* Held Atheist conventions and gatherings throughout the U.S., including
Atheist Marches in state capitals.

* Demonstrated and picketed throughout the country on behalf of Atheist rights and state-church separation. The organiza... More →
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Confirmation and expansion on previous lectures.
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Answers in Genesis - defending the Bible, Genesis, dinosaurs and refuting evolution, humanism, gap theory, and dating methods
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The editors of Scientific American have weighed into the fracas between science and opponents of evolution by providing position summaries and rational explanations.
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Stepping backward.
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What's all this about, you ask? It's called "Chemtrails," a purported government program to deliver poisonous or mind-controlling substances to the general population by spraying from airplanes. This site helps to dispel such nonsense.

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Many books about environmental dangers, whether it be the ozone layer, or global warming or pollution of the air or water, or population explosion, are cast in an apocalyptic mold by secular apocalyptic sensibility of the Christian Right Wing in the U.S.
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The Association for Rational Thought
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Colloidal mineral promoters would like you to believe that mineral deficiency is a widespread cause of disease. To counter this alleged problem, they are marketing products said to be water-leached from shale in the Emery Coal Field of central Utah.
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Welcome to the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas. As you browse the pages you will receive educational information presenting so-called scientific evidence for creation and design by a personal Creator. It's up to you to disprove it.
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Geologist and paleontologist Dr. Donald Prothero discusses the latest creationist challenge to science in the form of the White House banning park rangers at the Grand Canyon from telling people how old it is so as to not offend some Christians.
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Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design
An outstanding book describing yet another assault on Evolution.
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Incredible attempt to discount geoscience. Good exercise in non-thinking. 686 pages?
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Why We Believe in a Designer!
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"In the swamp forests, the peat surfaces have been deformed by vast numbers of dinosaur footprints [some of which he illustrates as photographs]. The footprints are depressions in the swamp peats that have been filled with flood-deposited sediment..... Peat is a water-saturated material that after compression tends to rebound to its undisturbed state. The abundance of well-defined tracks suggests that they were made just prior to the deposition of the sediment and that dinosaurs were very abundant in the swamp forests... Occasionally, tracks of three-toed dinosaurs [probably hadrosaurs], ... More →
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Sheril Kirshenbaum, of Scientific American, opines that since 1994, Gallup has been tracking U.S. attitudes of the general public on nuclear energy. Last week, they released new survey results suggesting the majority of Americans oppose nuclear energy. But do they?

On the surface, it is clear that something has shifted, but polling is subject to many influences and The UT Energy Poll results from January tell a bit of a different story favoring nuclear energy. Why the disparity? Anyone paying attention to polls through this primary political season knows that surveys are far from pe... More →
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Mick Cullen opines that he has had so many conversations or email exchanges with students in the last few years wherein he angers them by indicating that they are simply saying, This is my opinion does not preclude a connected statement from being dead wrong. It still baffles me that some feel those four words somehow give them carte blanche to spout batshit oratory or prose. And it really scares me that some of those students think education that challenges their ideas is equivalent to an attack on their beliefs.

Jef Rouner also opines that he spends far more time arguing on the In... More →
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80 years after Darwin's theory of evolution was put on trial in U.S., Kansas education officials began 4 days of trial-like hearings to consider changes to how Kansas students are tested on the origins of life. Science groups are boycotting the hearings.
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The Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at the University of Queensland (Australia) is the largest research center of its kind in the world focused on sustainability science and practice in the extractive industries. The Center for Social Responsibility in Mining is one of seven centers within SMI and has pioneered techniques in social impact assessment and conducted research for companies, governments and multilateral development donors. This is a webinar convened by the leadership team at CSRM: Professor Saleem Ali, is the director of the CSRM and the author most recently of Treasures of th... More →
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The NCSE is a nonprofit organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack. It is a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and "scientific creationism" out.
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Fox News Reports that Aliens May Have Built the Pyramids of Egypt in its primetime special "Opening the Lost Tombs: Live from Egypt" raises ethical questions for the whole field of journalism and the shoddy journalism it represents.
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The people of the geosciences field are finally starting to put the antievolutionists in their place, something that they should not have ignored for so long.
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A session of papers to be given at GSA's Utah National Meeting. Good sources of information on the subject.
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