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Most Americans Support Santorum Amendment’s Approach to Teaching Evolution

With his near-win in Iowa and his recent rise in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is facing new scrutiny about his views on intelligent design and evolution. Reporters and others have expressed particular interest in the so-called “Santorum Amendment” authored by Senator Santorum, which was adopted in revised form in the Conference Report of the landmark No Child Read More ›

Rick Santorum, the Santorum Amendment, and Intelligent Design

For Immediate Release: Jan. 6, 2012 Discovery Institute East Coast: Sam Wall [email protected], 704-989-9068 West Coast: Andrew McDiarmid [email protected], 206-292-0401 x155 Media Alert: Rick Santorum, the Santorum Amendment, and Intelligent Design With his near-win in Iowa and his recent rise in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is facing new scrutiny about his views on intelligent design and evolution. Read More ›

Intelligent Design: Atheists to the Rescue

This article, published by First Things, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture Senior Fellows: Books by scientists—Michael Denton, Michael Behe, William Dembski, Stephen Meyer and others—pointed out various deficiencies in the theory of evolution: millions of gaps in the asserted “tree of evolution,” the impossibility of producing certain types of “irreducible complexity” by chance interactions, the failure of Read More ›

Study Finds Glaring Bloopers in Proposed Texas Science Curricula

Austin, TX—According to a study released today by the non-profit Discovery Institute, bogus embryo drawings, long-debunked claims about tonsils, and outdated information from a 1950s lab experiment highlight the glaring bloopers found in proposed science curricula currently being considered by the Texas State Board of Education. “Retro-science must be in, because the proposed curricula are filled with outdated scientific claims,” Read More ›

A Scientific Analysis of Karl Giberson and Francis Collins’ The Language of Science and Faith

[Editor’s Note: This review originally appeared as a 6-part series on EvolutionNews.org. The original posts can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.] Part I: Francis Collins’ Junk DNA Arguments Pushed Into Increasingly Small Gaps in Scientific Knowledge Recently I wrote an article explaining that both atheistic and theistic evolutionists have relied Read More ›

Some Scientific Views Are More Equal Than Others in America

Opinion across a startlingly broad political range has been solidifying lately in favor of discrimination — not discrimination on racial or sexual grounds, but against some controversial ideas and those who hold them. The ideas have to do with evolution. Is this a welcome development? A spate of lawsuits and complaints poses the question of whether, in scientific fields, a Read More ›

‘Science Says’ Is Now Just Another Special Interest Claim

President Obama echoed an often-heard lament when he complained recently that, among Americans, “facts and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day.” According to distressed cultural observers, public ignorance about science is evidenced by failure to accept global warming, “animal rights,” euthanasia and Darwinian evolution. The assumption is that doubting scientists’ claims means you have divorced Read More ›

The Dark Side of Darwinism

Between 1934 and 1939, in the interests of evolutionary hygiene, the eugenic program in Nazi Germany forcibly sterilized about 400,000 people. The victims were men and women suffering from hereditary and mental illnesses along with the deaf, the blind, alcoholics and others judged unfit to reproduce. At the time, another government was also busy sterilizing citizens it deemed racially unhygienic. Measured for eugenic enthusiasm, this other state entity ran second to Germany worldwide. And what state was that?

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