Wilson Count Fair bends, will give atheists discount
The Tennessean -
By BOB SMIETANA • Staff Writer • August 15, 2008 Atheists and other
non-Christians can get a discount at Sunday's God & Country Day at the
Wilson County ...
City Council promises "atheist websites are not blocked"
Society - London,UK
The copy of the categories contained on the Bluecoat system that we have seen
certainly lump atheism in with cannibalism and the occult as being sites that ...
Kerala Catholics pledge to protect their beliefs
SINDH TODAY -
Kozhikode, Aug 15 (IANS) Members of Kerala's 29 Catholic dioceses took a pledge
on Independence Day Friday to protect their faith from 'atheist movements' ...
speak up, seek tolerance
Modesto Bee - Modesto , CA , USA
Shawna Amaral, 22, of Modesto
is an atheist. She has an altar where she occasionally practices pagan rituals.
By SUE NOWICKI Modesto's Peggy Gardiner says ...
China halts shipment of Bibles from Vision Beyond Borders, a US ...
Los Angeles Times -
The officially atheist Communist Party only allows Bibles to be printed under
its own supervision for use in state-sanctioned churches and some hotels. ..
Kerala govt. revises controversial textbook
Indian Muslims - San Diego , CA , USA
The last part of Nehru's Will, which allegedly glorified atheism, has been
replaced with a portion of his speech on secularism in 1961. ...
The rise of Miliband brings at last the prospect of an atheist ...
guardian.co.uk - UK
The least equivocal about their atheism were the health secretary, Alan
Johnson, and foreign secretary David Miliband. The fact that Miliband is an
ScienceBlogs - USA
Despite a number of best-selling books on the topic over the past few years, an
absence of belief--what might be an indicator of atheism or strong ...
is right and his critics are wrong
Society - London , UK
The Radio Times, however, still published a letter from someone criticising the
programme, saying Dawkins "tried to promulgate his atheist doctrine amongst ...
FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
The Age of American Unreason: How Anti-Intellectualism Is Wrecking...
AlterNet - San Francisco , CA , USA
Of course it would be stupid if I'd said I became an atheist at the age of 7.
But I hadn't said that, only that I remembered this childhood experience as ...
Make me a
Christian – Review by Terry Sanderson
Society - London , UK
When the atheist biker and tattooist (one of the unlikely subjects of the
evangelisation) wanted to ask questions about the Bible, George didn't want to ...
Jamie Kilstein: There Is No God And That's OK
Chortle - UK
But unlike the scores of comics who've read Richard Dawkins and suddenly felt
able to articulate their atheism, Kilstein has terrifying first-hand ...
abuse of children by ordained clergy may now be combated using this convenient
Justin Raimondo vs. Christopher Hitchens on al-Jazeera
Antiwar.com - Redwood
And yet the idea that Al Jazeera was actually having Hitchens on – a militant atheist,
who wants to invade practically every country in the Middle East, ...
Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life
Metapsychology - Oakdale , NY , USA
Finally, with the publication of Philosophers without Gods, edited by Louise M.
Antony, an atheistic counterpart to these volumes is now available. ...
Expect 'Religulous' and Bill Maher to raise Oscars hell
Los Angeles Times -
In order to catch on widely like religion itself, what atheism has needed for a
long time is a popular preacher to rally 'round. Maher just volunteered for ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Butteville school board exploring intelligent design
Mount Shasta Herald -
By Jeff Knebel Butteville Union Elementary School District trustees, as well as
school administrators, are considering adding "intelligent design" to the ...
Evolution's Ear: Recent changes in hearing-related genes may have..
Science News - USA
"Hawks makes a compelling case that not only is human evolution ongoing in the
past 10000 years, but it has sped up," says anthropologist Clark Larsen of ...
Molecular sleuths track evolution through the ribosome
release) - Washington , DC , USA
Woese was the first to look for signs of evolution in the ribosome, where
genetic information is translated into proteins. In the mid-1970s, ...
Kamikaze bacteria illustrate evolution of co-operation
(subscription) - London , England , UK
Suicidal Salmonella sacrifice themselves to allow their clones to get a
foothold in the gut. Bacteria can commit suicide to help their brethren
The Misshapen Mind: How the Brain's Haphazard Evolution Left Us ..
AlterNet - San Francisco,CA,USA
For the nonreligious, the mind is a secular miracle, an indication that, left
to its own devices, evolution produces something akin to a Panglossian vision ...
chromosomes fuel research about evolution of genetic storage
PhysOrg.com - Evergreen , VA , USA
Levi-Setti and his associates have used the microprobe to study the evolution
of chromosomes in eukaryotic organisms. Eukaryotes, which include humans, ..
Scientists link evolution to the ribosome
International - USA
The theory of life's early evolution states that life forms branched into three
domains: bacteria, certain microbes and eukarya -- the domain that includes ...
Potatoes May Hold Key To Alzheimer's Treatment
(Aug. 16, 2008) — A virus that commonly infects potatoes bears a striking
resemblance to one of the key proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD),
and researchers have used that to develop antibodies that may slow or prevent
the onset of AD...
Studying Volcanoes With Balloons
(Aug. 16, 2008) — People do all kinds of crazy things in Hawaii , but flying balloons over a volcano
usually isn't one of them. Unless you're Adam Durant, that is...
Cassini Pinpoints Source Of Jets On Saturn's Moon Enceladus
(Aug. 15, 2008) — In a feat of interplanetary sharpshooting, NASA's Cassini
spacecraft has pinpointed precisely where the icy jets erupt from the surface
of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus...
Big-brained Animals Evolve Faster
(Aug. 15, 2008) — Ever since Darwin ,
evolutionary biologists have wondered why some lineages have diversified more
than others. A classical explanation is that a higher rate of diversification
reflects increased ecological opportunities that led to a rapid adaptive
radiation of a clade...
Model For Neurological Disorder 'Angelman Syndrome' Developed
(Aug. 15, 2008) — A model for studying the genetics of Angelman syndrome, a
neurological disorder that causes mental retardation and other symptoms in one
out of 15,000 births, has been developed by biologists at The University of
Texas at Austin...
Hybrid 'Muttsucker' Has Genes Of Three Species
(Aug. 15, 2008) — If you have driven Wyoming Highway 789 between Creston
Junction and Baggs, you've seen Muddy Creek. Or maybe you haven't..
Snooze Button For Body's Circadian Clock
(Aug. 15, 2008) — We may use the snooze button to fine-tune our sleep cycles,
but our cells have a far more meticulous and refined system. Humans, and most
other organisms, have 24-hour rhythms that are regulated by a precise molecular
clock that ticks inside every cell...
Infant Sensitivity To Negative Emotional Expressions Develops At Around 6
(Aug. 14, 2008) — Scientists working in the Academy-funded Research Programme
on Neuroscience (NEURO) have discovered important changes in the way that
infants react to another person's face at age 5–7 months...
Red All Over: How The Color Red Affects A Referee's Judgment
(Aug. 10, 2008) — Many sports teams select their uniforms based on the mascot,
city or country they are representing, not on a referee's preference or bias.
But a new study has found that choosing the color red for a uniform in
competitive sports can actually affect the referee's split-second
decision-making ability and even promote a scoring bias...
Flexible Nanoantenna Arrays Capture Abundant Solar Energy
(Aug. 12, 2008) — Researchers have devised an inexpensive way to produce
plastic sheets containing billions of nanoantennas that collect heat energy
generated by the sun and other sources...
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Groups wants atheists included in DNC interfaith service
Gazette - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
The Secular Coalition Group, a lobbying organization for church-and-state
separation, is pushing to get an atheist on the speaker list, and contends the ...
What role does religion play on election day?
(subscription) - Florence , AL , USA
Religion influences Blair Scott's voting when he feels it endangers separation
of church and state. "The way I've always worked is I give every candidate
in on fate of 14 crosses
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
The second came from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State,
the Anti-Defamation League, the Hindu American Foundation, the Interfaith ..
SADDLEBACK CHURCH CIVIL FORUM INAPROPRIATE CAMPAIGN EVENT
LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2008- Atheists United, an organization dedicated to
advancing the cause of atheism and secular government, criticizes the choice of
Petraeus Endorses "Spiritual Handbook," Betrays 21% of Our
The Public Record - Los
Unfortunately, what I found is that the chaplain doesn't appear to be too keen
on the concept of separation between church and state. ...
After Obama-McCain forum, Rick Warren sermon focuses on character
Los Angeles Times - CA, USA
Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, a group that advocates
for separation of church and state. "I don't see what good it will do for
Southport mayor, council at odds over public prayer
Indianapolis Star -
.. overturned a lower court's decision that sectarian prayers on the floor of
the Indiana House violated the constitutional separation of church and state. ...
Prayer clash continues in Wylie school district
Dallas Morning News - Dallas , TX , USA
She is Jewish, her husband is Catholic and her father was an atheist whose
parents were Orthodox Jews. She said the district is losing sight of Wylie's ...
How should Catholics vote?
Times - CA, USA
With a presidential election looming, supporters of the separation of church
and state can hope that the appointment of Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. .
Mom of Jeffs'
alleged teen wife decries separation
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
By Brooke Adams Millie Jessop, 26, listens as her mother, Barbara Jessop, talks
about the return of Millie's younger sister to state custody on Tuesday ...
Blunt wants churches organized as a state partner in disaster relief
St. Clair County
Journal - Collinsville,IL,USA
But Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of
Church and State, said a lesson taken from Hurricane Katrina was that
Foreign missionaries defy ban during Olympics
The Associated Press -
Drawn to a nation of 1.3 billion people under atheist rule, the groups prepared
for years for what the Southern Baptists once called "a spiritual harvest ...