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Go to: Darwin Foes Add Warming to Targets

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I find it fascinating how those most interested in promoting “critical thinking” of evolution in others are the same people who rarely, if ever, employ critical thinking themselves.

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:04:00 UTC | #446717

Go to: NOVA | Becoming Human | Preview | PBS

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Yes, bujin, the chimpanzee clip made me cringe as well.

Richard, perhaps you could contact the PBS NOVA folks and let them know of the error and ask them replace the chimpanzee clip with a correct rendering of a shared ancestor before the series goes to air.

The misconception is terribly widespread and NOVA is the last group that should be furthering the misunderstanding.

EDIT: I missed the air dates in the text above... too late. Too bad.

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 09:39:00 UTC | #411332

Go to: High school marching band can't wear evolutionary T-shirts

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Article fails the evolution/gravity swap test...


Band parent Sherry Melby, who is a teacher in the district, stands behind Pollitt’s decision. Melby said she associated the image on the T-shirt with Newton's law of universal gravitation.

“I was disappointed with the image on the shirt,” Melby said. “I don’t think gravity should be associated with our school.”

On Friday afternoon after practice, band members piled the shirts on a table. Although most were apathetic about the shirts, others felt the drama was unwarranted.

“It’s not like we are saying God is bad,” sophomore band member Denyel Luke said. “We aren’t promoting gravity.”

High School junior Adam Tilley said he understood why the shirts were repossessed.

“I can see where the parents are coming from,” he said. “Gravity has always been controversial.”

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 05:43:00 UTC | #393285

Go to: Professor Richard Dawkins wants to convert Islamic world to evolution: Review of 'The Greatest Show on Earth'

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I'm going to suggest that editors use a simple technique to decide if their titles make sense when publishing articles about evolution.

Simply replace evolution with gravity... if it doesn't sound idiotic, go with it.

Example:
Professor Richard Dawkins wants to convert Islamic world to GRAVITY

Yep, sounds stupid. Time to do my job as an editor and EDIT.

Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:50:00 UTC | #390455

Go to: Animals can tell right from wrong

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Guaranteed theists will cite this as proof of the universality of morality that...

wait for it...

comes from God.

Thu, 28 May 2009 01:25:00 UTC | #365236

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