Alabama Chief Justice-Elect Roy Moore: ‘Evolution Has So Distorted Our Way of Thinking’

Roy Moore, as you might recall, is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. During his tenure, he made national headlines when he illegally installed a Ten Commandments monument into the courthouse. He was removed from office for his actions.

This past November, though, he was rewarded for his crimes and re-elected to his position atop the state’s judicial food chain.

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The Orleans Parish School Board in Louisiana Just Voted to Ban Creationism from Their Schools

Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.

But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more...]

Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ as an Animated Short

Found at io9, here’s a lovely kinetic-text-style animated interpretation of Carl Sagan‘s beautiful monologue from Pale Blue Dot: [Read more...]

Someone Must Have Told Senator Marco Rubio About the Age of the Earth

Marco Rubio tried to play the part of a Creationist earlier this month when he told GQ magazine that the age of the Earth was in doubt: [Read more...]

Videos from 1991 Feature Richard Dawkins Discussing the Evolution of Life

In 1991, a young Richard Dawkins delivered a series of lectures about the evolution of life called “Growing Up in the Universe.” The five one-hour lectures were broadcast on the BBC as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (an amusing title for a series of lectures by Dawkins)… but they haven’t been freely available online until now. [Read more...]


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