7 reasons why it’s easier for humans to believe in God than evolution
“I don’t think there’s any question that a variety of our mental dispositions are ones that discourage us from taking evolutionary theory as seriously as it should be taken,” explains Robert N. McCauley, director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture [...]
BBC News – Teaching evolution key to free school funding deal.
Teaching evolution key to free school funding deal By Judith Burns BBC News education reporter Pupils in classroom Scientists have raised concerns that rules on teaching evolution “are not tight enough” Continue reading the main story Related Stories
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Christian Fundamentalists Teach US Children Loch Ness Monster Is Real To Disprove Evolution.
(I know, it’s Louisiana, but had to pass this on to Ontarians with Scottish heritage — mb)
A state in America is paying for children to attend fundamentalist schools where the existence of the Loch Ness monster is taught as fact in [...]
“Monkey bill” passes Tennessee Senate | NCSE.
The bill …would encourage teachers to present the “scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses” of “controversial” topics such as “biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning.”Among those expressing opposition to the bill are the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Civil [...]
NASA faces trial over alleged discrimination against intelligent design proponent.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is preparing to defend itsef against a lawsuit by a former employee who claims he was demoted and then fired for promoting his views on intelligent design.
NASA’s explanation is that computer specialist David Coppedge lost his status as “team lead” [...]
Was Einstein a fake? | COSMOS magazine.
If you’re tired of hearing about ‘Intelligent design’ creationists and the court wars against Darwin’s theory in the U.S., you might be surprised to learn that another pillar of modern science, Einstein and his Theory of Relativity, is under attack.
A burgeoning underground of ‘dissident’ scientists and self-described [...]
Why Are Young People Leaving Evangelical Christianity?.
A new five-year study on the Millennial Generation (those born between 1982 and 1993) has just been released by the Barna Group, a Christian research firm. It shows that young Christians – particularly those interested in scientific and creative fields – are leaving their churches. This is particularly [...]
Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences adds its voice for evolution | NCSE. Praise from the (US) NCSE. Your group may wish to read the statement and consider a supporting statement, too
The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, “the unified voice for [...]
Proposed creationist Free School gets through to interview stage . Eeek! Everyday Champions Church, the group bidding to set up a creationist Free School, have announced that their proposal has passed the first round of applications and is through to the interview stage of the process. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has said it is [...]