Responding to the Creationist Mother Who “Audited” an Evolution Exhibit at the Field Museum

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the Creationist mother who recently “audited” an evolution exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum and how we can channel our frustration into something positive.



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Two Women “Condemn” California School Board Trustees for Honoring Sikh Community

About a month ago, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees (in California) passed a resolution honoring the large, growing Sikh population in their community:



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Bus Shelter Ads Call Out Canada’s Publicly-Funded Religious Schools as a “Human Rights Disgrace”

Beginning in the last week of November, a series of ads focused on public funding for Catholic religious schools showed up in Winnipeg bus shelters. The ad campaign, deliberately distributed mainly in the vicinity of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to target its visitors with food for thought, has been financed and assembled by OneSchoolSystem.org, an Ottawa-based advocacy group.

The four ads appearing in Winnipeg are as follows:



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A New Study Shows Americans May Not Be As Confident in Creationism, but There’s Still Reason to Worry

Over the summer, when Gallup released its biennial Creation vs. Evolution survey, we learned that 42% of Americans believed in Creationism (God created humans in our present form), 31% of Americans believed in God-guided evolution, and 19% of Americans were actually right:

The numbers have been more or less like this for a few decades, as you can see, with only minor fluctuations.

But a new study put out by Dr. Jonathan Hill of Calvin College (a religious school) with the help of the BioLogos Foundation (which seeks to reconcile science and religion) sought to go into more depth about what people actually believe.

Slate‘s William Saletan summarized the findings and writes that, while Creationism is still pervasive in our culture, not everyone is of the Ken Ham variety. In fact, only about 15% of Americans would agree with him and say they’re absolutely or very certain God created us in our present form over the last 10,000 years.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit from Kansas Group Claiming the Teaching of Evolution in Science Class Promotes Atheism

Last year, the Kansas State Board of Education was sued for — wait for it — promoting atheism by way of evolution. I know you can’t even say the words “Kansas” and “Science” in the same sentence without laughing, but that really happened.

The group Citizens for Objective Public Education, Inc. (COPE) filed the lawsuit because they believed the new science standards adopted by the Board of Education, which included the teaching of evolution, were endorsing an atheistic worldview:



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