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LSEA needs to be repealed, and Senate Bill 74 could do it.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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A Kickstarter for Carbon Dating: The Science-y Comic Strip

Last year, Jessica posted about a new science-based comic strip called Carbon Dating:

That strip has been going strong for a while now and creator Kyle Sanders is set to release his first collection of the strip:

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Ben Carson: I Aced My College Chemistry Final Because God Gave Me All the Answers in a Dream

Earlier today, at the official National Day of Prayer breakfast in Washington, D.C., GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson — a neurosurgeon by trade — explained how he passed his chemistry final during his first semester at Yale University:



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