(Video) Bill Nye: Creationism and Intelligent Design Not Appropriate For Children
Pseudo-Science or Religious Agenda? Todd Akin’s Right-wing Science
Is there a Secular Witch-hunt for Creationism?
The British Humanist Association is trying to whip up anxiety about “Creationist” free schools scheduled to open in 2012 and 2013.
Can you be over-zealous in protecting real knowledge for posterity?
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God particle discovery is a win for science over superstition
The discovery is yet another demonstration of Scientific method as the process by which humankind acquires and authenticates all knowledge.
Do scientific advancements necessarily undermine spiritual beliefs or do they work to explain them in more modern ways?
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Anti-intellectual Design: The Problem with Creationism
What is worse- that 46% of people polled said they were creationists - or that 32% believe in ‘theistic evolution’ ??
If creationism is correct archaeology, paleontology, geology, genetics, biology, chemistry and physics are part of a vast fraud.
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Get Radical - And Maybe Be A Better Scientist
‘If someone on the right wants to debunk biology, for example, and is denied here, they will complain Big Science (that would be us) is part of some vast, left-wing conspiracy to block out opposing views and protect academic funding. It just isn’t possible, scientists are too darn difficult to play along with any organized agenda.’
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Big History: Engaging the New Narrative of Science
‘In brief, our omnicentric universe began as something like infinite heat, infinite density, and total symmetry. This universe expanded and evolved into more differentiated and complex structures — forces, quarks, hydrogen, helium, galaxies, stars, heavier elements and planetary systems. Some 3.5 billion years ago, in a small second- or third-generation solar system, the intricate processes called “life” began on at least one small planet. Animate matter-energy on Earth presented itself as a marvelous new intensification of the creative dynamic at work in the universe. Then some 2 million years ago, as if yesterday in the enormous timescales of the universe, proto-humans emerged on the savanna of Africa with enormously heightened capacities for conscious self-reflection, language, and tool making. Ten thousand years ago, agriculture began, and with it growing populations of humans living in ever larger and more complex societies. This unfolding leads us all the way to today, 7 billion of us collectively transforming the planet and ourselves.’
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