Why Scott Walker (and All Politicians) Should Be Asked About Evolution

Last week, Wisconsin Governor and likely presidential hopeful Scott Walker embarrassed himself in an interview when he responses to a question about whether or not he accepts evolution by saying, “I’m going to punt on that one as well… That’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or the other.”

The New Yorker‘s Adam Gopnik explains the significance of that question — and why it shouldn’t go unasked:

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I Love This Photo-Op to Celebrate Darwin Day

The University of Texas at San Antonio Secular Student Alliance had this fantastic display to celebrate Darwin Day:



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This Finnish Band Just Released a Stunning Music Video Drawing Inspiration from the Work of Richard Dawkins

The Finland-based symphonic metal band Nightwish is about to release their new album, drawing inspiration from the natural world and the work of Richard Dawkins. (In fact, Dawkins appears on the album as a narrator for two of the songs.)

You can see the first single from the album, “Élan,” below. Gotta say, I’d never heard of the band before, but the video and music are just incredible:



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Did Charles Darwin Recant Evolution on His Deathbed?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the rumor that Charles Darwin recanted evolution on his deathbed.



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South Dakota Legislator: Evolution is “Racist, Counter-Scientific, Faith-Based and Blind to the Self-Evident”

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a bill proposed by South Dakota legislators — Senate Bill 114 — that would allow Creationism and climate change-denial to make their way into public school classrooms.

The bill would:

… create an environment within all elementary and secondary schools that encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about scientific subjects taught in curriculum and coursework

That all sounds well and good… until you get to this part:

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