|July 11, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Courts, Culture, Laws, Religion|
Warmup act: The sky is falling. In “From The Kentucky ‘Ark Park’ To Back-Door Creationist Legislation, Religious Right Forces Are Demanding State Support Of Fundamentalist Dogma, Rob Boston (Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Newsletter, July/August 2011) dispenses with nuances, Attacking evolution means big money for the Religious Right. In Kentucky, a […]
|January 15, 2010||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Cambrian explosion, Constitution, Courts, Culture, Darwinism, Education, Ethics, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, Media, Science|
Apparently round two of the controversy over the California’s Science Center’s cancellation of Darwin’s Dilemma is getting ready to take place. This was reported and discussed here back in October, as well as here and here in December. Now, a California State Senator is calling the constitutionality of the censorship into question.
|October 12, 2009||Posted by DLH under Constitution, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Laws, Philosophy, Religion, Science|
O’Reilly told Dawkins” you insist you can’t even mention it, that is fascism, sir. Was he right? Is it constitutional/scientific to insist that only materialistic evolution can be taught? See: O’Reilly vs. Atheist Author Richard Dawkins O’REILLY: . . . It’s not fair to leave it out of the science class if the science class […]
|May 2, 2009||Posted by DLH under Comp. Sci. / Eng., Global Warming, Intelligent Design, Laws, Science|
Nicola Scafetta has demonstrated that Diffusion Entropic Analysis can identify physical phenomena underlying complex time series, including non-Gaussian Levy and other series. This appears an important development in detecting complex physical phenomena resulting in time series measurements. Scafetta’s work promises to be important in detecting and distinguishing Complex Specified Information from natural complex phenomena. e.g. […]
|March 7, 2009||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Chemistry, Constitution, Culture, Darwinism, Laws, Legal, Philosophy, Religion, Science|
Back in January I posted this comment to ask what is science’s “rightful place.” Now it seems we’re getting a clearer picture of the answer as far as the President is concerned. Fox News is reporting that President Obama to issue an executive order on Monday that would lift the restrictions on embryonic stem cell […]
|July 10, 2008||Posted by Mario A. Lopez under Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Expelled, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, Religion, Science|
Published online 9 July 2008 | Nature 454, 150 (2008) A former Texas official is suing the state’s education agency, saying that its policies passively endorse creationism. In a complaint filed with a district court on 1 July, Christina Comer, a former director of state science education, alleged that officials tacitly condone the teaching of […]
|July 8, 2008||Posted by scordova under Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Education, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal|
Congratulations to Roddy Bullock for having his first column, Judge says creationism for the birds, published in Worldnet Daily. Roddy is head of the Intelligent Design Network in Ohio. Roddy references Bill Dembski’s Immodest Proposal But there is another option, a brilliant solution if evolution’s defenders have any integrity. Put forth by author William Dembski, […]
|June 10, 2008||Posted by O'Leary under Culture, Laws, Legal, Off Topic|
Observing the ongoing collapse of civil liberties in Canada, Bill asked me, As I recall, Judge Jones in his ruling used the word “disparage” in relation to Darwin and his theory, attempting to put pressure on those who might want to disparage Darwin in the public school context. How soon before it is illegal to disparage […]
|May 15, 2008||Posted by Dave S. under Humor, Laws, Legal, Off Topic|
California’s top court legalizes gay marriage Hat Tip to Wesley Elsberry’s message board for homozygous church burnin’ ebola boys After the Bar Closes.
|March 3, 2008||Posted by DLH under Informatics, Laws, Science|
Further to Granville Sewell‘s work on the 2nd Law in an open system, here is Duncan & Semura profound insight into how loss of information is the foundation for the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. This appears foundational to the understanding and development and testing of origin theories and consequent change in physical and biotic systems. […]
|June 6, 2007||Posted by scordova under Education, Intelligent Design, Laws|
There have been a few limited skirmishes in Virginia over ID in the universities. Up until now the public school issue has been quiet. But are things set to change? Ed Brayton brought this article to my attention: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design How were the oceans, puppies and human beings formed? Was it through evolution, […]
|June 6, 2007||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal|
The following poem entitled “First they came…” is inscribed at the Boston Holocaust Memorial. Those who believe Guillermo Gonzalez’ involvement with ID outside the Iowa State campus can be justly used in consideration of whether or not to grant him tenure would be well served to think about this. First they came… They came first […]
|February 28, 2007||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Laws, Legal|
The act, often abbreviated “PERA” (Public Expression of Religion Act) was introduced introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 and was passed by a strong majority. It was not considered by the Senate in 2006. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) has reintroduced it to the Senate for 2007. The act prohibits the award of attorney’s […]
|December 21, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Education, Evolution, Laws|
Settlement puts lid on thought By LARRY TAYLOR Published on: 12/21/06 Once again, the potent combination of a liberal judge and the deep pockets of the American Civil Liberties Union have proved too much to overcome.
|December 21, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Evolution, Laws, Legal|
The “science” of evolution can’t withstand even mild criticism so they resort to financial intimidation to win the day. Cobb county, Georgia, didn’t teach evolution at all in their high schools. A few years ago they decided to start teaching it and placed the following sticker in the textbook: This textbook contains material on evolution. […]
|December 12, 2006||Posted by William Dembski under Courts, Culture, Darwinism, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Laws|
A hilarious flash animation of Judge Jones as a pull-string doll appears over at www.overwhelmingevidence.com. The humor is, granted, adolescent, but this is a site for high school students, and they are, after all, the ones that Judge Jones’s decision disenfranchised.
|July 2, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Laws, Legal|
I normally don’t respond to any of Ed Brayton’s pap (see here and here) but he’s become apoplectic on this and he’s contradicting his good friend and attorney Tim Sandefur who wrote about a right to a jury in the Dover case.
|June 28, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Laws, Legal|
This is a follow on to my earlier article urging people to write their congress persons in support of H.R. 2679, Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005. What I want to talk about here is how the people have been stripped of their right to have a jury judge the law – commonly called […]
|May 25, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Laws, Legal|
Stop the ACLU
|May 25, 2006||Posted by Dave S. under Constitution, Courts, Laws, Legal|
ACLU lawsuit challenges Ky. funeral-protest law By The Associated Press 05.02.06 FRANKFORT, Ky. Ã¢â‚¬â€ Portions of a new state law intended to prevent protesters from disrupting funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq are unconstitutional and should be struck down, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a federal lawsuit filed yesterday.