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Postby Windwalker » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:12 pm

Thorough debunking... but these people don't want to be confused with facts.
For I come from an ardent race
That has subsisted on defiance and visions.

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Postby Walden2 » Tue May 27, 2008 3:43 pm

Religion is a product of evolution, software suggests.

God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program called Evogod may
explain how religion evolved. By assuming that a small number of people have a
genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the program
predicts that religion will flourish. However, according to the US scientist who
wrote the program, religion only takes hold if non-believers help believers out
– perhaps because they are impressed by their devotion.

Read the full story here:

http://email.newscientist.com/cgi-bin1/ ... li0E3Qg0Et

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Postby Walden2 » Tue May 27, 2008 3:46 pm

16% of US science teachers are creationists

New Scientist news service May 20, 2008

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Despite a court-ordered ban on the
teaching of creationism in US
schools, about one in eight
high-school biology teachers still
teach it as valid science, a survey
by Pennsylvania State University
researchers reveals. About 16
percent said they believed human
beings had been created by God
within the last 10,000 years. Also
see: Evolution...

http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRed ... 24&m=25748

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Postby Walden2 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:26 pm

Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul by Kenneth R.
Miller

This review was published 6/29 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and is now online here:

http://www.scienceshelf.com/OnlyaTheory.htm


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