Experts: Bishops covered up priests' child abuse
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK (AP) – 3 days ago
DUBLIN — Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Dublin covered up decades of child abuse by priests to protect the church's reputation, an expert commission reported Thursday after a three-year investigation...
Evolution to be compulsory subject in primary schools Times Online
Evolution is to become a compulsory subject for study in all state primary schools...
Atheist student groups flower on college campuses (AP)
AP - The sign sits propped on a wooden chair, inviting all comers: Ask an Atheist...
Atheism: Striving for knowledge, but not faith
Baylor University The Lariat Online
This was the day Alex mcelroy told his father he is an atheist. mcelroy's dad did not disown him after his confession. He told his son he is simply going ...
'Sinners' gather at atheist meeting
Kagin, a longtime Free Inquiry activist and national legal director for American Atheists was there to help introduce the group to new members -and there ...
Fireside to open debate on atheism
By Lark Turner Two professors and an emerging student group want to bring atheism and agnosticism into the religious fold at Northwestern, ...
Nativity Display to be Removed from Public Square
Borough Council changed its policy on what can and cannot be displayed in the square after an Atheist group asked to put up its own holiday symbol. ...
New home sought for nativity scene in Chambersburg
“We feel putting atheism into the public square along with God is the way to go.” For more than 20 years, the Norland Garden Club of Chambersburg has ...
Atheists feel cold shoulder
ATHEISTS have accused the Brumby Government of discriminating against them by refusing to fund the movement's global conference in Melbourne but giving $2 ...
Atheist Carl Silverman has shaped public policy in Franklin County area before
Chambersburg Public Opinion
By VICKY TAYLOR Staff writer Atheist Carl Silverman insists he didn't intend to evict the Christ child and his family from Memorial Square in downtown ...
BOOKS, FILM, THEATRE, TV, YOU TUBE
Atheist author Philip Pullman writes alternative ending for Jesus in Bible
Philip Pullman, the author of His Dark Materials, has written his own version of the New Testament in which the story of Jesus is given a "different ending" ...
The Kirk Cameron Action Kit
In November 2009 Kirk Cameron will be distributing altered copies of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" with his own preface that tries to make ...
Book Review: The New Atheism
Monsters and Critics.com
By Sandy Amazeen Nov 23, 2009, 1:34 GMT Stenger expands on the principles he put forward in God: The Failed Hypothesis while addressing some of his sharpest ...
UCLA Student Schools Kirk Cameron On Evolution
By Verena von Pfetten Last week, as part of his anti-evolution campaign, Kirk Cameron went to UCLA to convince students that Darwin's theory was dead wrong. ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Evolution and history compulsory
Primary school children in England will have to learn about evolution and British history under a shake-up of the national curriculum. ...
Anti-Evolution Actor Modifies Darwin's Work With Questionable Intro
States Mr. Cameron to People, "Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the atheists is The Origin of Species. ...
Darwin and the case for 'militant atheism'
There's no room for a God in the world as he sees it, and he believes atheists should be forceful in opposing religion. He acknowledges that it's an ...
Why Evolution Should Be Taught to Younger Kids
On the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, an argument for teaching evolution to younger children. Two young children explore a life-size ...
Museum Is Displaying Treasures of the Other Evolution Pioneer
New York Times
The cabinet belonged to Alfred Russel Wallace, the English naturalist who conceived the idea of evolution through natural selection independently of Charles ...
Dawkins: Evangelist an 'idiot' on evolution
The evidence is in favor of evolution." Comfort's California-based Living Waters ministry says it plans to distribute 120000 copies of Darwin's theories on ...
Harnessing Darwin to Push an Ancient Intellectual Center to Evolve
New York Times
Participants discussed the theory of evolution and other subjects during a break in a conference titled “Darwin's Living Legacy,” hosted by the British ...
Origin of Species edition's intelligent design intro criticized
The Gateway Online
information about intelligent design,” according to their website. Intelligent design and creationism are beliefs opposed to Darwinian evolution, ...
Clearer View of How Eye Lens Proteins Are Sorted
ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2009) — New research reveals how proteins that are critical for the transparency of the eye lens are properly sorted and localized in membrane bilayers. The study, published by Cell Press in the November 3rd issue of Biophysical Journal, analyzes how interactions between lipid and protein molecules can selectively concentrate proteins in certain regions of the cell membrane...
Watching a Cannibal Galaxy Dine
ScienceDaily (Nov. 21, 2009) — A new technique using near-infrared images, obtained with ESO's 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT), allows astronomers to see through the opaque dust lanes of the giant cannibal galaxy Centaurus A, unveiling its "last meal" in unprecedented detail -- a smaller spiral galaxy, currently twisted and warped...
Why Bird Flu Has Not Caused a Pandemic
ScienceDaily (Nov. 21, 2009) — Bird flu viruses would have to make at least two simultaneous genetic mutations before they could be transmitted readily from human to human, according to research published November 19 in PLoS One...
An Atomic-Level Look at an HIV Accomplice
ScienceDaily (Nov. 21, 2009) — Since the discovery in 2007 that a component of human semen called SEVI boosts infectivity of the virus that causes AIDS, researchers have been trying to learn more about SEVI and how it works, in hopes of thwarting its infection-promoting activity...
Large Hadron Collider: Beams Are Back on at World's Most Powerful Particle Accelerator
ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2009) — Particle beams are once again zooming around the world's most powerful particle accelerator -- the Large Hadron Collider -- located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. On November 20 at 4:00 p.m. EST, a clockwise circulating beam was established in the LHC's 17-mile ring...
Ancestry Attracts, but Love Is Blind
ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2009) — People preferentially marry those with similar ancestry, but their decisions are not necessarily based on hair, eye or skin colour. Research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology, shows that Mexicans mate according to proportions of Native American to European ancestry...
After Mastodons and Mammoths, a Transformed Landscape
ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2009) — Roughly 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, North America's vast assemblage of large animals -- including such iconic creatures as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses, ground sloths and giant beavers -- began their precipitous slide to extinction...
Proton's Party Pals May Alter Its Internal Structure
ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2009) — A recent experiment at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that a proton's nearest neighbors in the nucleus of the atom may modify the proton's internal structure...
Engineers Use Aerospace Approach to Design Wave Energy System
ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2009) — The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency, and the need to be tethered to the seafloor...
Cousins of Prehistoric Supercrocodile Inhabit Lost World of Sahara
ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2009) — A suite of five ancient crocs, including one with teeth like boar tusks and another with a snout like a duck's bill, have been discovered in the Sahara by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno...
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Catholic Church pushes, and some push back
... lobbying disclosures other interest groups must complete, noted Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. ...
Church-and-state watchdog attacks prayer before Cleveland City Council meetings
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Washington, DC watchdog, has a problem with the prayer that goes on in the room before weekly council ...
Did Catholic Bishops' Advocacy Cross The Line?
National Journal (blog)
... if as a technical matter, it didn't violate the law," said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. ...
Praying for healing, lobbying for a provision
But opponents of spiritual care coverage -- a coalition of separation-of-church-and-state advocates, pediatricians and children's health activists -- say ...
Marietta, Ga., Lawmakers to Review 'So Help Me God' Police Oath
Pearlberg said the phrase should not be removed, but he said there could be problems with the oath if a police recruit is an atheist or not religious. ...
Teachers may win right to wear their religion in Oregon classrooms
Separation of Church and State should forbid any teacher from promoting any faith/religion; even in the form of symbolic jewelry and clothing. ...
Christian Scientists Concerned About Health Care Provisions
based foundation called it a "great victory for the separation of church and state and a deserved defeat for the Christian Science lobby. ...
Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Baptist Church Development Plan
... Church of Clarendon on a development project should be voided because it violates constitutional guarantees of the separation of church and state. ...
Did Texas' Same-Sex Amendment Accidently Outlaw Marriage?
Politics Daily (blog)
That's why, this man ... often referred to as Mr. Conservative ... supported a strong separation between Church and State. That's why, Republican Senator ...
Critics: Marine Park church bells not divine
Church bells are making life near a Marine Park house of worship a living hell — and critics are raising Cain about the alleged din...
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