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Jerry Bergevin, New Hampshire Legislator, Links Evolution With Nazis And Columbine

Jerry Bergevin, New Hampshire Legislator, Links Evolution With Nazis And Columbine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A Republican state lawmaker in New Hampshire who introduced legislation to stop the teaching of evolution in schools has claimed that the theory of evolution lead to the Columbine massacre.
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New year brings new attacks on evolution in schools

New year brings new attacks on evolution in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The new year is bringing new controversy over teaching evolution in public schools, with two bills in New Hampshire seeking to require teachers to teach the theory more as philosophy than science.
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County school superintendent blasts evolution | NCSE

County school superintendent blasts evolution | NCSE | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The superintendent of the school system in Hart County, Kentucky, is complaining about the emphasis on evolution in the state's new end-of-course test for biology, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader (December 13, 2011). In a November 21, 2011, letter to state education commissioner Terry Holliday and the state board of education, Ricky D. Line expressed "deep concern about the increased emphasis on the evolution content required in the new End-of-Course Blueprint ... I find the increase is substantial and alarming." He continued, "I have a very difficult time believing that we have come to a point in education that we are teaching evolution, not the theory of evolution, as a factual occurence, while totally omitting the creation story by a God who is bigger than all of us. I do not believe in macroevolution, and I do believe in creation by our God." Line oversees six schools with about 2200 students.

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Another reason to never debate creationists | Pharyngula

Another reason to never debate creationists | Pharyngula | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Because they are scumsucking profiteering liars.

Case in point: a few people had a conversation with Eric Hovind and Sye Ten Bruggencate, a couple of dishonest frauds. This was not a commercial transaction.

"We did not agree for God Quest, inc. to edit the conversation we had with Sye and Eric. We did not agree for God Quest, inc. to use our comments for any commercial purpose of any kind. We were not asked if God Quest, inc. could use our comments in this way. We specifically said the whole point of our having the conversation was that it would not be used in this way."

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Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran'

Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory citing their religious beliefs.
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Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com

Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Just three Republican candidates have declared that they believe in the scientific basis for evolution.

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Darwinism Is a Delusion, According to New Book - Press Release

Author rebuts The God Delusion by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Ebifegha says, “The creationist worldview is a revealed fact that God confirmed historically in a speech before an audience on ancient Mount Sinai. Modern science, through discoveries such as DNA, supports the creationist worldview. Thus, the evolutionist worldview is a delusion resulting from materialism, the dead end to all scientific investigation.”

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Atheists, creationists and the pitfalls of public debate - The Drum Opinion

Atheists, creationists and the pitfalls of public debate - The Drum Opinion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The gulf between an apologist theologian and an atheist biologist is an abyss only bridgeable by epiphany or tragedy.
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Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution

Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As someone raised evangelical, I realize anti-evolutionists believe they are defending the Christian tradition. But as a seminary graduate now training to be a medical scientist, I can say that, in reality, they've abandoned it.
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How do we know evolution *really* happens?

How do we know evolution *really* happens? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
It's a common misconception that evolution is a matter of faith, because it happens too slowly to observe. Here's the way one reader sees it: "I don't see any fish walking around, nor do I see any other creature in mid-evolving mode. . . . Simply stated, both creationism and evolution should be taught as competing theories; both are not provable, and both cannot be duplicated in a lab."

But evolution does happen in the lab, in real time, and it's bad news for us because such rapid evolution allows organisms that can kill us by evading drugs, vaccines, and our own immune systems.

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This just in: creationists deny the existence of dinosaurs!

This just in: creationists deny the existence of dinosaurs! | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

This just in: creationists deny the existence of dinosaurs! We’re used to the familiar creationist trope of dinosaurs coexisting with humans, and we all remember the photo of P.Z. riding on a _Triceratops_ at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. At least those creationists have the decency to admit that dinosaurs were real, and that the fossils are real remnants of animals that once existed.

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More cause for celebration: evolution acceptance on the uptick

More cause for celebration: evolution acceptance on the uptick | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

According to a Gallup poll released today, there’s some heartening news: acceptance of evolution in America is on the rise. It isn’t jumping up precipitiously, but here are the latest data in a long-term (29-year) survey of Americans’ views on one aspect of evolution: how humans came to be.

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The Religion vs. Evolution Bigotry

The Religion vs. Evolution Bigotry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Conservapedia has published (what they call) an essay, titled, “Capisizing people’s evolutionary views via 15 questions,” which attempts to explore why evolutionists (or, those who believe evolution) are just dead wrong in their understanding of how the world works.

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Irreducible complexity explained with a mousetrap

This nice short video explains one of the faults in the concept of irreducible complexity - a concept used by creationists to 'explain' why evolution doesn't work.

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Darwin and Milton: two views of Creation

Darwin and Milton: two views of Creation | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Charles Darwin and John Milton were two pioneering thinkers of their time who had contrasting views of creation. John Milton wrote the epic poem Paradise Lost in 1667 in order to ‘justify the ways of God to man’. The poem depicts amongst many things the war in Heaven between God and the Angel Lucifer, the attempts by Satan to set up an army in Hell, his travels to Earth to tempt Adam and Eve and the consequent fall of Man. It also depicts the creation of life on Earth by God. Darwin on the other hand set out his theory of evolution of life through the means of natural selection in ‘The Origin of Species’ published in 1859. The work provided a great deal of evidence and observations that helped to explain the extraordinary variations found in creatures on Earth. He developed his theories further in the 1871 publication of ‘The Descent of Man”, where he argued that humans had evolved from a common ancestor of the ape.

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Ten Questions for Creationists

Ten Questions for Creationists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Creationists insist their theory of creation is at least as good, if not better, than any scientific theory at explaining the observable facts and that it leaves nothing unexplained. In that case it must easily be able to answer the following questions about observable facts, with little difficulty.

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Hitler was a creationist, not a devotee of Darwin

Hitler was a creationist, not a devotee of Darwin One of the most obnoxious and shameful assertions creationists make is that Hitler was motivated by Darwin’s evolutionary thought. Actually the...
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Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools

Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough among those accusing 'fundamentalists' of seeking to portray creationism as scientific theory in class...
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