Archives for July 12, 2008

From the NCSE: Senate Bill 733, signed by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on June 25, continues to draw criticism from scientists and political observers across the political spectrum.

From the NCSE: As reported in last week’s Evolution Education Update, Chris Comer, the Director of Science at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) who was forced to resign over a dispute involving intelligent design, filed suit in federal court, seeking an injunction against TEA’s “policy of neutrality with respect to the teaching of creationism in…

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Joe died yesterday. Joe Barr (October 19, 1944 – July 11, 2008) was an editor and writer for the SourceForge sites Linux.com and IT Manager’s Journal. A former programmer, Barr had worked on everything from microcomputers like the TRS-80 Model I to IBM mainframes with acres of DASD, writing code in more than a dozen…

“At a contentious public meeting in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the district school board scheduled a hearing on whether to fire teacher John Freshwater. Freshwater has been accused of teaching intelligent design in his biology classes, and of using a piece of lab equipment to brand a cross on a student’s arm.” …. from an NCSE…

Could Madonna be Wrong????

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show Sunday, July 13, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time Robert M. Price will discuss his new book “Top Secret: The Truth Behind Today’s Pop Mysticisms,” which critiques such things as Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret,” Joel Osteen’s Prosperity Gospel, Deepak Chopra’s “How to Know God,” James Redfield’s “The Celestine Prophecy,” Helen…

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The current and ongoing dust-up regarding the call by The Catholic League for the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota and its President, Bob Bruininks, to take action against Biologist, Professor and Scienceblogs.com blogger PZ Myers (PZ stands for Paul Zachary) seems to be turning into one of the largest…