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Barack Obama will be at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

According to the Huffington Post, in late April President Barack Obama is going to be in Los Angeles attending a fund raiser for Senator Barbara Boxer, and on learning this I thought, “Hey, I’m nearby, and I’d like to go to … Continue reading

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Evolution? The Fossils Say Yes: In the NY TIMES Today is an Extensive Report on Tiktaalic, a Fossil Fish/Amphibian Transition

Money quote from the Times science article: In a new study of a fossil fish that lived 375 million years ago, scientists are finding striking evidence of the intermediate steps by which some marine vertebrates evolved into animals that walked … Continue reading

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Evolution? The Fossils Say Yes: A Book Review of Donald Prothero’s “Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters” (Columbia University Press 2007)

The earth is old, and animals and plants have changed over time. If you know somebody who doubts these two well-established propositions, Donald Prothero’s Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters (Columbia University Press 2007) is the book to share … Continue reading

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VP Pick Sarah Palin: Young Earth Creationist?

Back in late October of 2006, during the Alaska governor’s race, in an interview with the Anchorage Daily News, Sarah Palin seems to have talked about the age of FOSSILS as an example of something that reasonable people might have different … Continue reading

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is Evolution a Frog-to-Prince Fairytale Fit Only for Nursery Children?

Given that most people do not have advanced degrees in mathematics or the sciences, debates and discussions surrounding evolution and creationism appear in the public square in the form of competing metaphors, similes, and extended analogies. In other words, we use … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Communion Wafers That Are Sacred: How PZ Myers Puts First Editions of Darwin’s “Origin of Species” and Trilobite Fossils at Risk

University of Minnesota biologist PZ Myers’s iconoclastic stupidity is putting not just Catholics at risk of harrassment, but atheists. He’s attempting to make it socially acceptable to infiltrate the inner sanctum of groups, play their members for fools, and then post … Continue reading

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