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In a recent post, my SciBling Jason Rosenhouse with whom I usually agree on these matters, voices a strong disagreement with this quote (from Thomas Dixon’s book Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction, published by Oxford University Press in 2008): Historians have shown that the Galileo affair, remembered by some as a clash between…

If a publisher offered me a contract to write a book under a title that would be something like “Unscientific America”, how would I go about it? I would definitely be SUCH a scientist! But, being such a scientist does not mean indulging in Sesquipedalian Obscurantism. Being such a scientist means being dilligent, thorough and…

How should students learn about evolution? On Thursday morning’s Takeaway (at about 6:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. Eastern), we’re talking with Don McLeroy, chair of the Texas State Board of Education. He’s believes that students should have the opportunity to question evolution (and that God created the Earth a few thousand years ago). Texas is…

Insects can count to four…

…but Creationists cannot: Anyone who knows me at all knows that I break down creationist biology into four main components: design, natural evil, systematics, speciation, and biogeography. Hat-tip: Pharyngula, where you will find the relevant link to the rest of this ingenious “college course”. Glad it’s not a math course… I am also interested to…

Anti-evolution censorship in Turkey

Darwin issue of a magazine is banned in Turkey: The title summarizes all the lunacy at once. After all the censorship towards evolution (and many other things), Turkish government finally took a giant step -backwards- for all mankind and blocked the whole issue of a scientific magazine. Darwin is now completely banned in Turkey. What…

Look what came in the mail yesterday:

Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction by Eugenie C. Scott. Written at this time.

Interview with Judge Jones

Those interested in the struggles against infusion of Intelligent Design Creationism into public schools, have followed, with great interest, the highly publicized trial in Dover, PA a couple of years ago. At the end of it, Judge Jones not just made the right decision, but also wrote one of the best and most scathing indictments…

The story about Creationist school board in Brunswick Co, NC is now getting some legs: Brunswick school board to consider creationism teaching: The board allowed Fanti to speak longer than he was allowed, and at the end of his speech he volunteered to teach creationism and received applause from the audience. When he walked away,…

Ouz Nouz! Fear at Cape Fear!

Not in my back yard! It appears that some people are, erm, a little behind the times down in Brunswick County. That dog will not hunt, though, as it has no legal legs to run on, as PZ explains – it’s even less sophisticated than what the Dover board tried to do.

This is one a couple of posts about Creationism, written originally on May 1st, 2005.