'New atheism' is gaining its voice
Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
A high-profile part of the "new atheism" is attacks on religious
dogma mounted by such best-selling authors as Richard Dawkins (The God
Delusion) and ...
The question of faith
A&M The Battalion - College Station,TX,USA
"When we ask people what they think atheism or agnosticism is, people go
as far as to say we worship Satan or we have rituals or we're rebelling against
Faithless lose faith
Journalist - Knoxville,TN,USA
Being an atheist in a bible-belt university can be difficult for the
nonreligious like myself. With such a majority of students of the Christian
Ask an atheist!
This is probably the most popular criticism I get from writing these articles.
It usually goes under the guise of tolerance, with the reader arguing we ..
BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
Relevant and irreverent
World - Tulsa,OK,USA
Brian Hill, a self-avowed atheist who works with the Social Security
Administration downtown, went to the film last weekend with a group from the
Ryan Philippe's Atheist Superhero
Fights Psycho Cults
- San Francisco,CA,USA
He plays the only atheist in a city full of religious fanatics. Writer/director
Gerald McMorrow spilled the beans yesterday about the film's weird set-up. ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Court tosses local couple's evolution
Press Tribune - Roseville,CA,USA
By Nathan Donato-Weinstein The Press-Tribune A local couple's legal claim that
a UC Berkeley Web site on evolution pushes a religious viewpoint – in ...
Schools still split over evolution, creationsim
MLive.com - MI,USA
However, some private schools don't teach evolution and natural selection while
teaching creationism instead. And a West Michigan lawmaker said he would ..
Biologist defends evolution: 'Theories are built on facts'
Springfield News Sun - Springfield,OH,USA
By Emanuel Cavallaro Springfield, Ohio — The battle over evolution isn't
finished, evolutionary biologist Ken Miller told a crowd of more than 350
people at ...
Biologists, educators recognize excellence in evolution education
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
The Evolution Education Award is cosponsored by the American Institute of
Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS).
Where voting for Palin is a matter of belief
Economic Times - Gurgaon,Haryana,India
The 'advanced placement' exam that high-schoolers take to go to college has a
curriculum where evolution is a central theme. If you fail the test because ...
3 evolution critics on panel that reviews science curriculum in ...
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Social conservatives on
the State Board of Education have appointed three evolution critics to a ..
Scientists view both Obama, McCain as supportive
The Associated Press
McCain in 2005 also told a Tucson newspaper that he favors teaching the concept
of intelligent design alongside evolution in schools. Intelligent design is ...
Intelligent design debate brews controversy in Texas
News 8 Austin - Austin,TX,USA
"Intelligent design is essentially an undermining of the theory of
evolution and sound science in our public schools, and we're deeply disturbed
by that," ...
Mysterious DNA Found to Survive Eons
News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
By Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Scientists have discovered mystery snippets of
mammal DNA that have survived eons of evolution and yet have no apparent ..
Important link in evolution of life found near Kunming
GoKunming - Kunming,Yunnan province,China
Chengjiang Fauna is considered one of the 'Three faunas of the evolution of
early life forms' along with Burgess Shale Fauna in western Canada and the ...
Fish fossil offers clues to evolution
United Press International - USA
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- US researchers say a new look at the skull of a
375-million-year-old fish fossil provides clues to the evolutionary process ...
Scientist: Climate change affecting evolution of species
Providence Journal - Providence,RI,USA
Palumbi is the author of The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid
Evolutionary Change. Humans have already caused widespread changes in the evolution
Digital Zebrafish Embryo Provides First Complete Developmental Blueprint
Of A Vertebrate
ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2008) —
Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have generated
a digital zebrafish embryo - the first complete developmental blueprint of a
vertebrate. With a newly developed microscope scientists could for the first
time track all cells for the first 24 hours in the life of a zebrafish...
'Virgin Birth' By Shark Confirmed: Second Case Ever
ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2008) —
Scientists have confirmed the second-ever case of a "virgin birth" in a shark,
indicating once again that female sharks can reproduce without mating and
raising the possibility that many female sharks have this incredible
Phoenix Lander Digs And Analyzes Soil As Darkness Gathers
ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2008) — As fall
approaches Mars' northern plains, NASA's Phoenix Lander is busy digging into
the Red Planet's soil and scooping it into its onboard science laboratories for
Astronomers Get Best View Yet Of Infant Stars At Feeding Time
ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) —
Astronomers have used ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer to conduct the
first high resolution survey that combines spectroscopy and interferometry on
intermediate-mass infant stars. They obtained a very precise view of the
processes acting in the discs that feed stars as they form. These mechanisms
include material infalling onto the star as well as gas being ejected, probably
as a wind from the...
Can Genetic Information Be Controlled By Light?
ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) — DNA,
the molecule that acts as the carrier of genetic information in all forms of
life, is highly resistant against alteration by ultraviolet light, but
understanding the mechanism for its photostability presents some puzzling
problems. A key aspect is the interaction between the four chemical bases that
make up the DNA molecule. Researchers at Kiel University have succeeded in
showing that DNA strands differ in their light sensitivity depending on their
Journey Toward The Center Of The Earth: One-of-a-kind Microorganism Lives
ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2008) — The
first ecosystem ever found having only a single biological species has been
discovered 2.8 kilometers (1.74 miles) beneath the surface of the earth in the
Mponeng gold mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. There the rod-shaped
bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator exists in complete isolation, total
darkness, a lack of oxygen, and 60-degree-Celsius heat (140 degrees
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Catholic bishops' letter on voting
causes a stir, with critics ...
Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
The bishops' letter evoked criticism from the nonprofit group Americans United for
Separation of Church and State. "This is clearly an attempt on the part ...
Judge denies Rodis' motion to dismiss
10 state charges
Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
By CALVIN R. TRICE The required constitutional separation of church and state doesn't
mean the government can't prosecute charges against a former priest ...
Woman vows to push for Bible course
Online - Solon,IA,USA
AP "The separation of church and state was designed to deter this
infiltration by the believers into the realm of knowledge. That some would
attempt to ...
Lawsuit Against God Is Tossed Out
The Associated Press - October 15, 2008
A Douglas County District Court judge has tossed out Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers' lawsuit against God. Judge
Marlon Polk says Chambers can't sue God if he can't serve papers on him...