This Must Be Proof That Satan Planted Fossils to Deceive Us About Evolution

Reader Brett recently visited the Burgess Shale fossil field in British Columbia, Canada and came across this, um, sign:



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This Nightly Show Conversation About Water on Mars is Infuriating

Want to know what it’s like to be a teacher? Just imagine a whole bunch of adults who are super-passionate about their subjects… trying to share their wisdom with a bunch of students who don’t give a damn (and have no problem showing it).

Still not getting it? Then watch this discussion on The Nightly Show between Bill Nye — who’s super-excited about the implications of finding water on Mars — and two comedians who think he’s insane for caring about it this much:



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When it Comes to Science Illiteracy, Even Dr. Ben Carson Can’t Save the GOP

Weeks after making a splash on the New Yorker‘s website commenting on the Kim Davis saga, physicist Lawrence Krauss is back with a blistering overview of Dr. Ben Carson‘s scientific sins.



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Richard Dawkins’ New Book, Brief Candle in the Dark, is Available Today in the U.S.

The second part of Richard Dawkins‘ autobiography, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, is now available online and in bookstores across the country. (The title is a reference to the Carl Sagan phrase.)



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Science Teachers Under Fire for Saying Creationists Are “Trying to Mislead” Students

It’s rough out there for science teachers. Even the good ones — the ones who teach evolution and climate change and other “controversial” topics — have to deal with parents who will inevitably complain about their children learning anything that contradicts their faith.

So, at first glance, you have to appreciate teachers who can explain to students why “evolution is just a theory” is a silly thing to say. It’s not a random guess; it’s a powerful explanation for everything we know. Gravity is a theory. General relativity is a theory. Theories are amazing.

That’s what some teachers at Heritage Middle School in Florida tried to get across to eighth graders, with a reading assignment that included the following passage:



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