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One problem with all the psychologizing and valorizing around the “non-conformist” kid is something that seems obvious to me, though your mileage may vary: People who are distracting others are usually not distracting themselves. more

Why not just ban discussions of “evolution” in textbooks?

What if all theories about changes in life forms over time advanced in textbooks had to go by content-based names like genetic drift, horizontal gene transfer, symbiosis, and natural selection? The explanations would have to make way more sense, thus be open to evidence-based objections in given cases. more

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The Fight For Academic Freedom at Ball State University

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about the academic freedom controversy surrounding Ball State University and the investigation of physics professor, Eric Hedin (pronounced he-deen).  Discovery Institute’s Evolution News and Views has published several stories over the past few weeks, most notably this, this, this and this.  (Articles on the entire saga […] more

Public records lawsuit on teaching creationism in Louisiana

It’s a clever move on the part of Darwin’s followers, because school systems threatened by charters and vouchers with the need to raise their standards may pile on, hoping to increase the costs and reduce the standards of independent schools down to their level. more

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But, David, the New York Times will go under before it gets ID right.

Reporter Dean isn’t really distorting the record. What she claims IS the record because she claims it on behalf of the Times, the “paper of record”. It’s just that today the record no longer needs to be factual. more

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Darwin-in-the-schools lobby has a new blog

The pressure group’s new blog, Science League of America, seems focused on portraying themselves as good all-round American folks. more

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Campus event on evolution given go-ahead, religion issue shelved

If no argument … is based on the claim that the Scriptures of a given religion provide an authoritative depiction, I do not see that it is a religious topic at all. more

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A friend writes to ask why he can’t have an event on a local campus because …

… “religious issues will arise” if negative evaluations of Darwin’s theory of evolution are presented. If so, that would make clear that the theory itself is a religious one. A fact that has never been seriously doubted by its more knowledgeable proponents, … more

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Fighting “creationism” in Britain: Beaching one mind at a time

So bring on the black market “creationist nurseries”! Some PhD. scientists need a refresher course they won;t get from their admirers in the pop science media. more

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