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NCSE Responds to Ray Comfort

Tomorrow, the NCSE will release a response to Ray Comfort’s tricked-out version of Darwin’s Origin of Species. I got a sneak preview of the web site and if you are good, I can let you see it too. (a GLB exclusive!)

Oh my god Charlie Darwin

Skepchick Rebecca writes about the Low Anthem’s song “Oh my god, Charlie Darwin with comes along with a video: Rebecca has the lyrics and more information, like who this band is and stuff.

Darwin and Wallace 1858

Darwin and Wallace, chillin’ Let’s talk about Darwin and Wallace’s joint presentation on Natural Selection in 1858. It is not usually the case that I write a blog post for a carnival. I usually just write for the blog, then now and then sit down and figure out which posts should go to with carnivals.…

The British Council, a Royally Chartered organization involved in education, has completed a survey which indicates that there is “a broad international consensus of acceptance towards his theory of evolution.” From the press release:

Dear MSNBC, I know it is appropriate to have a range of opinions among the talking heads representing a news agency, and MSNBC certainly does have a range. Pat Buchanan, regular commentator on two or three MSNBC news shows, probably serves at the most conservative individual in the MSNBC panoply. But he has to go…

Perhaps we are all subject to falling into the trap of what I call the Hydraulic Theory of Everything. If you eat more you will be bigger, if you eat less you will be smaller. Emotional states are the continuously varying outcome of different levels of a set of hormones, forming “happy” or “stressy” or…

Larry Moran Reread The Origin

It’s been a great pleasure to read the Origin of Specie … I had forgotten how clever Darwin was and how he carefully weighs his arguments for evolution. I had also fallen prey to several myths about the book. For example, I didn’t realize that Origin of Species is all about speciation and the difference…

Feb 15 – Darwin Year Panel Discussion Featuring Myers, Laden, Moore, Cotner and Phillips 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origins of Species. In honor of this, we have assembled a distinguished panel of scientists to give us their thoughts…

The Gallup Poll is not surprising in any of its results but it is, of course, alarming and interesting. Here’s a summary. On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say…