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Go to: Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million

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Does anyone know if this technology could be applied to the Carolina Parakeet? our native eastern American parrot only became extinct about a hundred years ago and there are preserved specimens in many collections around the world but I wonder if the preserving techniques would destroy usable DNA. The idea that parrots could once again fly in our skies is amazing to me and a bit of an obsession.

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:26:00 UTC | #276337

Go to: [UPDATED] Richard Dawkins on Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation

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One of the audience members asked about a book called Evolution for Dummies. It already exists:

http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Dummies-Math-Science/dp/0470117737

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 06:20:00 UTC | #253497

Go to: US school district sued over homophobic 'witch hunt'

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No, AlexAtheist, here in America, we do it to appease the Christians.
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I agree that this is an erosion of civil liberties but it is politically motivated, not religiously motivated. My point is that Europeans are quick to point the finger at the backwards religious Americans without recognizing that in Europe the governments and populace often appease Islam at the cost of their civil liberties.

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 06:09:00 UTC | #222322

Go to: US school district sued over homophobic 'witch hunt'

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I'd also like to mention that whenever my foreign friends here make a comment about the religiosity of Americans I calmly point out that in the USA we dont trip overselves to be politically correct and appease Islam at the expense of our own safety and civil liberties as is often the case in other Western countries, especially the UK and throughout Europe. This is usually met with a stammering and nonsensical defense or silence.

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:10:00 UTC | #221962

Go to: US school district sued over homophobic 'witch hunt'

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Actually this story was covered by the main stream media here in the USA. As a gay man in the South, albeit a progressive university town, this is especially troubling to me but sometimes I think that those who live outside of the USA think that most Americans are a bunch of knuckle dragging religious troglodytes which isnt the case. Sure we have a strong religious tradition which I despise but Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand all have more than their fair share of ignorant yobbos too you know. Things are moving towards the secular here, especially among younger people. In another generation or so the USA is going to be a much different place.

Here are two links to the story in the American news:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315392/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/po/20080820/co_po/flatownsideswithexprincipalagainstlesbian

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:55:00 UTC | #221954

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