Answering ‘Questioning Darwin’

I didn’t watch the HBO documentary “Questioning Darwin” the other night, but it’s okay because Dusty Smith rage-watched it for all of us (NSFW language):

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Once Again, Congressman Rush Holt Recognizes Darwin Day in the House of Representatives

Yesterday, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) took to the House floor to speak in honor of Charles Darwin in honor of his 205th birthday — just weeks after introducing H. Res. 467 (viewable here) recognizing today as Darwin Day:

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Should Scientists Debate Creationists? I’ve Changed My Mind…

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Should scientists debate Creationists?:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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South Carolina State Senator Stops Evolution Standard from Being Adopted Because He’d Rather ‘Teach the Controversy’

The way it works in South Carolina, the state Board of Education and the state’s Education Oversight Committee have to agree on new educational standards before they’re adopted for the public schools to implement. On Monday night, the BOE adopted new science standards, which is all well and good… but the EOC refused to approve the following clause:

Conceptual Understanding: Biological evolution occurs primarily when natural selection acts on the genetic variation in a population and changes the distribution of traits in that population over multiple generations.

Performance Indicators: Students who can demonstrate this understanding can:

Analyze and interpret data, using the principles of natural selection, to make predictions about the long term biological changes that occur within two populations of the same species that become geographically isolated from one another.

Why wouldn’t they approve it? Ask State Sen. Mike Fair:

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Bill Nye on the Joy of Discovery

You know, when you set Bill Nye‘s words to music and beautiful images, I’m almost tempted to rewatch his entire debate against Ken Ham

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