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Sociologist John Evans talks about his research on evangelical attitudes toward science. Writing for the LA Times, he says: I recently conducted survey research comparing the most conservative of Protestants — those who identify with a conservative Protestant denomination, attend church regularly and take the Bible literally, or about 11% of the population in my…

Sarah Posner reports from the Values Voters Summit, a gathering of the theocracy-in-waiting. Various GOP presidential candidates spoke, as did Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association: Fischer followed Romney’s speech with an ugly anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-liberal speech. Although he did not mention Mormonism, he did emphasize, repeatedly, that the president of the United States…

Modeled Behavior tells A Tale of Two Recessions, noting a rather shocking statistic: as of the last few years the auto fleet in the United States has begun to shrink. That is, we are scrapping cars at a faster rate than we are producing them. Unless something changes in the next 18 months, our scrappage…

In the last few weeks, and at tonight’s Republican debate, lots of national politicians have been asked their views on evolution, and lots of politicians have answered embarrassingly. We should bear in mind, as I pointed out before: Like the Miss USA contestants, most politicians (excluding those on local school boards or state boards of…

Evolution and climate change

On twitter, journalist Dave Roberts wrote: Evolution is not a free-floating “theory.” It underlies all of modern biology & ecology. Similarly for climate change: it’s a foundation. I wrote back: I agree (hence @NCSE’s work on both). But AGW is less foundation than integrative and crucial knowledge, built on other foundations As NCSE shifts to…