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Creationism banned from UK schools

London - Britain's Conservative-led government has banned the teaching of creationism as a valid scientific theory in free schools and academies, the equivalent of public schools in the United States.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 20 comments

42% in U.S. believe 'God' created humans within last 10,000 years

The percentage of Americans who believe humans evolved without a 'God' has more than doubled since the 1980s, but more than four in ten people still believe the Abrahamic deity figure created humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Eight-year old takes on S. Carolina lawmakers over mammoth teeth

Olivia McConnell, an eight-year old girl from New Zion, South Carolina, loves science, and is often seen in the playground, digging in the sand during recess, looking for, and finding shark teeth.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 8 comments

Op-Ed: 'How did we get here' debate still goes on

How old is the earth? Where did we come from? These questions have been the subject of fierce arguments for the last two centuries. Science tells us our planet is very old, but Christians say the bible tells us it's only 6,000 years old. Who's right?
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Creationist group tries again to discredit science organization

Once again, the pseudo-scientific outfit known as the Discovery Institute is attempting to attack evolution and anyone who fights for science education.
In the Media by Dan Arel - 26 comments

Public-funded Texas school teaches Holocaust rooted in evolution

Houston - A publicly-funded charter high school in Texas is teaching students with an anti-science textbook that implies the Holocaust has roots in Darwin's theory of evolution.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Texas public schools teaching Christian creationism as science

Dallas - Dozens of public and charter schools in Texas are teaching Christian creationism and biblical scripture as scientific and historical fact, a newly released study conducted by a professor at a leading Christian university reveals.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 23 comments

Louisiana school curriculum: Loch Ness monster proves creationism

Baton Rouge - Christian private schools in Louisiana will soon start a curriculum that teaches that the Loch Ness monster is evidence that evolution is wrong. Schools following the curriculum will be receiving state voucher money transferred from public school funding.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Richard Leaky says the evolution debate will soon be history

Nairobi - The paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey has said that skepticism about evolution will soon be history. According to Kenyan-born Leakey, in the next 15 to 30 years, new discoveries will have accumulated to the point that "even the skeptics can accept it."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Beyond Darwin: Rebel Scientist Lynn Margulis Honored in Amherst Special

Amherst - A three-day symposium, "Celebrating a Life of Science: In Memory of Lynn Margulis," was held this weekend, March 23-25th, at the University of Massachusetts, where Margulis taught evolutionary science for decades.
Digital Journal Report by Victoria N. Alexander - 3 comments

Yeast experiment suggests rapid start for multicellular life

An experiment to try and better understand the initial evolutionary process in single-celled microbes clumping together to create multicellular entities has taken place in a laboratory at the University of Minnesota.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Perry: Evolution is a theory with 'some gaps in it'

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry characterized evolution as a theory with 'some gaps in it' and explained how Texas also teaches creationism to its students.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 18 comments

Report demonstrates teacher's opinions governing evolution lesson

In a report on an Ohio high school teacher's struggle with balancing his creationist beliefs with those of the evolution lessons he is trusted with instructing, a gulf in scientific learning is exposed.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 19 comments

Atheist Dawkins bemoans lack of detractors at his lectures

Nobody who disagrees with the views of outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins ever seems to go to his lectures, the biologist and author has said.
In the Media by Andrew John - 3 comments

'Creationist' Zoo Facing Criticism from Humanists

A zoo in the Southwest of England whose owners, according to the zoo's website, believe in what they call "Creation plus evolution", has come in for criticism from the British Humanist Association (BHA).
In the Media by Chris Dade - 4 comments

Texas to Include the Bible in Regular School Curriculum This Year

KLTV reports that Texas law requires schools to teach the Bible this year. A Texas law declares all public schools must offer information relating to the Bible in the school curriculum. What does that mean for religious freedom in the public schools?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 30 comments

Creationist Museum Brings Science through Bible’s Genesis

A book of the Bible forms the core of belief inspiring the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. It has plenty of attractions and lots of space to spread its belief the universe was created in seven days. But who goes there?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 3 comments

Rise in tourism to the Galapagos may introduce harmful mosquitoes

The fauna of the Galapagos Islands is attracting tourists in even larger numbers. However, a mosquito carrying West Nile fever brought from the mainland with the tourists could prove more harmful to the animals than the tourists ever will.
In the Media by Julian Worker - 2 comments

Rediscovered - a hand axe that challenged Creationism in 1859

A flint axe that challenged creationist history six months before The Origin of Species was published has been tracked down in the stores of the Natural History Museum in London, UK. It had been missing for 150 years.
In the Media by Julian Worker - 4 comments

Science Group Boycotts New Orleans Due to Creationism Law

There's more of us than there is of them.” The preacher on the radio spoke vehemently about a scientific organization's decision not to hold a conference in New Orleans. He said that creationists hold the upper hand in Louisiana.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 3 comments

Half of Britons Do Not Believe in Evolution

A survey finds half of Britons do not believe in evolution; more than one-fifth prefer creationism or intelligent design, while many others are confused about Darwin's theory
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Intelligent Design Rules Out God's Sovereignty Over Chance

Both creationism and ID attack evolution as impossible through "blind"chance. They fail to acknowledge that according to same Bible tradition they might like to promote, chance is always under God's control, quite a contradiction.
In the Media by David White - 6 comments

Notorious Turkish Author of Controversial Creationist Atlas is Jailed

In an interesting development, Harun Yahya, the author of the controversial “Atlas of Creation” has been arrested and convicted by a Turkish court of "creating an illegal organization for personal gain." He was sentenced to three years in prison.
In the Media by C.S. McClellan - 3 comments

Texas Educational Board Votes to Deny 'Creationism Degree'

"Big Science in this area of biology has lost its way. Scientists are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead, no matter what the implications are."

Op-Ed: I Don't Think I Was There, Were You?

The ongoing debate over creationist and evolution theories will continue until the lights on this planet have been put out. Because both are theories the clear and true answer may never be known.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Huckabee Evades Creationism Question

While touring South Carolina in preparation for the state’s Republican primaries on January 19, US Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee evaded the question on creationism.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Texas in Turmoil Over Teaching Creationism vs. Evolution in Public School

The director of science education in Texas is now unemployed after she forwarded an email questioning creationism. Her bosses say she didn’t remain neutral on this contentious issue, but Christine Castillo Comer wonders if there's more to the story.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 58 comments

Creationism Banned From Swedish Schools

In an effort to crack down on the role religion plays in independent faith schools Creationism has been banned from the curriculum of biology courses. Teachers will no longer be allowed to teach the theory along side evolution.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 7 comments

New Twist on Creationist Efforts to Refute Darwin

What weighs 12 pounds, has almost 800 pages, scores of beautiful fossil photos, and has been called "a load of crap" by one biologist? It's the Atlas of Creation, thousands of copies of which have been distributed all over the world by a mysterious Turk.
In the Media by unusualsuspect - 6 comments

EU Group Set to Vote on Creationism in Schools

"Europe's primary human rights body will vote on a proposal this week to defend the teaching of Darwinian evolution and keep creationist and intelligent design views out of science classes in state schools in its 47 member countries."
In the Media by unusualsuspect - 2 comments
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