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Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education

Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Much of the hullabaloo surrounding Rick Santorum’s comment that President Obama is a “snob” for pushing college is missing the bigger picture: that Santorum is a cosmic conspiracy theorist, and higher education sits at the heart of the imagined...
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America's Darwin Problem

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Our Darwin problem is really a science problem. The easier it becomes to depict the scientific enterprise as a special interest immersed in the culture wars, the easier it becomes to reject scientific findings.
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Education campaigner wants to expel climate denial

Education campaigner wants to expel climate denial | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Eugenie Scott has struggled to keep creationism out of the classroom – now her organisation is taking on climate change deniers too...
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Sam Radcliffe's comment, January 26, 2012 8:28 AM
Climate change is one thing. The idea that climate change is caused by man is a different thing altogether. The latter requires as much a leap as does the belief in an almighty god. That puts it on the side of creationism, not science.
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Barton: God Wants Us To Work Six Days A Week | Right Wing Watch

The more we listen to David Barton, the more clear it becomes that it is his goal to see the United States operate strictly in accordance with the Bible in literally every regard. As Barton says, "anything the Bible talks about cannot be considered secular," which means that every aspect of public life ought operate in accordance with Biblical teachings, including education, immigration, health care, taxes and economic policy, employment regulations, the role of government, and even our building codes.

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Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
If it is true that education tends to reduce religious faith, then we have to decide which is more valuable.
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Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack Climate Change Education in Schools

Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack Climate Change Education in Schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The overwhelming scientific evidence that says humans are causing the warming of the planet has emerged as the new battlefield in middle and high schools in the U.S.
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Opposition to Indiana's creationist bill | NCSE

Opposition to Indiana's creationist bill | NCSE | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (January 3, 2012) editorially criticized Indiana's Senate Bill 89. Introduced by Dennis Kruse (R-District 14), the bill, if enacted, would amend the Indiana Code to provide that "[t]he governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."

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