How Chemical Evolution May Help Us Discover the Origins of Life

How might life have started on Earth?

The team at Stated Clearly has an excellent new video explaining chemical evolution, which could help us answer that question:



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No Worse Sin: A Young Adult Environmental Novel with Atheist Protagonists

We don’t often feature much atheist-themed fiction on this site, but Kyla Bennett has written a really captivating novel that readers of this site might enjoy. It’s called No Worse Sin (Harvard Square Editions, 2015):

In the excerpt below, protagonist Laena Foster has an awkward moment in her biology class, which happens to be taught by her father, but her new classmate Cree attempts to make things right:

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New Children’s Book Chronicles Girl’s Quest to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina‚Äôs Official State Fossil

For a while last year, this was the story that never seemed to end.

Last January, third-grader Olivia McConnell wrote to her state representatives asking them to make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s official state fossil.

After a couple of holdups, it looked like there were no objections and the bill would go through… but the version of the bill that passed through the State House contained a ridiculous amendment:

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Daniel Dennett Withdraws from World Science Festival Due to Templeton Foundation Sponsorship

The World Science Festival takes place in New York City later this month and philosopher Daniel Dennett (below) will not be attending as scheduled.

His reason? The event (and specifically one of the sessions in which he was slated to participate) is sponsored in part by the John Templeton Foundation, an organization that frequently blurs the line between science and religion.

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Louisiana State Senator Claims Scientists Used to Burn Heretics Who Didn’t Agree with Them

Last month, I wrote about the Louisiana Science Education Act, which is the act allowing Creationism to sneak into the schools under the guise of “teaching the controversy”… even though no such controversy exists in the world of science.

LSEA needs to be repealed, and Senate Bill 74 could do it.

On April 22, a hearing was held on that bill. And just wait until you hear how the ignorance-spewing State Senator Elbert Guillory defending the teaching of Creationism in public schools.



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