All posts tagged with creationism

A human evolution exhibit in Israel

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The biological anthropologist Israel Hershkovitz has a nice essay in Nature discussing a new exhibit at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History’s Dan David ...

Don't sound like a kook

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Larry Moran describes a lecture by Michael Behe, an advocate of intelligent design arguments: “Michael Behe in Toronto, Part 1”. Moran didn’t care for the le...

A teaching tool on evolution misconceptions

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An article in The American Biology Teacher last month by Norman Johnson and colleagues provides useful answers for teachers to the question, “Why are chimps ...

Evolution road show

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Don Prothero and Jerry Coyne are evolutionary biologists, who appeared recently in the BBC film, “Conspiracy road trip: creationism”. The film followed a gro...

Thoroughbreds and bourbon

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John Timmer: “Kentucky lawmakers shocked to find evolution in biology tests”.

Richard Leakey profile

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The Associated Press profiles Richard Leakey: “Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history”. The article gives a bit of Leakey’s biography and discusses...

Random Scholar: "Plenty of genuine tails"

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I was doing some research involving Aleš Hrdlička, and ran across this curious item published in Science in 1926 (“Human tails: a statement and correction”),...

"American Genesis"

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I saw a reference to this new book by Jeffrey Moran: American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science. From the description:

Science Pub, day of creationism

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I had a wonderful afternoon Sunday at the Madison Science Pub. The featured guest was Ron Numbers, the historian of science at UW-Madison whose research has ...

Scientific American on evolution education

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Scientific American has an online feature with new articles by Katherine Harmon, “New Challenges for Evolution Education”. The tagline is, “Five years after ...

Mailbag: Mutations and perfect people

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A friend of mine and I were discussing evolution, my friend is a Christian and told me that the human mutation rate is 1 in ten billion cell duplications, an...

Graphic biology teacher survey results

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Several people (e.g., P. Z. Myers, Jerry Coyne) have passed along a poster representation of some statistics on evolution, creationism, and other stuff in se...

Mailbag: Chance and evolution

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I have read your Evolution blog for a while now. It seemed to me that you might be able to provide a brief comment on the anti-Darwin position put forward he...

Intelligent Design article

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Intelligent Design Creationism is not science. I wrote about it a few years ago in a local op/ed.

Texas, the textbook gorilla

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The other New York Times Magazine article that I found interesting this weekend (following up on yesterday’s post) is about the Texas State Board of Educatio...

Quote: Marge Simpson on evolution

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The local station is playing the “creationism” episode of The Simpsons today – maybe in honor of Darwin this week? A Marge Simpson quote from the end:

Fiat lux

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From The Onion:

A view of global creationism

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Kenneth Chang reports on a recent conference that gathered academics to discuss creationism in a global context: “Creationism, Minus a Young Earth, Emerges i...

Kansas creationism survey

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According to a Fort Hays State University poll, Kansas may be headed for another crisis in science education:

"Creationists made me do it"

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In last week’s Science, a letter from biologist Patrick Keeling that’s almost too good to be true:

Islam, creationism and evolution

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Science tackles the topic of Islamic creationism (UPDATE 2008-12-12: DOI not working; here’s a full text link) in its “Policy Forum” section, by Salman Hamee...

Catholicism and science

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An interesting article from Discover about Catholicism, faith, and science includes an exchange between Richard Dawkins and former Vatican Observatory chief ...

Politics and evolution, reverse-wise

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I missed this op-ed by David Barash when it came out last month. It is an argument that commentators on the political left would prefer to ignore evolution j...

Notes in practical evolution

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A lot of academic-oriented bloggers write about what they do in their classes. I don’t often blog about my teaching. Mainly, I like to keep my class activiti...

Thirteen hours and change

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An essay by Michael Berkman and colleagues in the current PLoS Biology reviews the results of the National Survey of High School Biology Teachers as relevan...

The candidates on evolution, 2008

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Ron Bailey at Reason magazine gives an accounting of the beliefs about evolution and creationism of all the major party candidates for U. S. President. This...

A picture of creationism in geology today

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Religion writer Hanna Rosin has an article in the New York Times Magazine on the creationist "avant-garde": trained geologists arguing that Noah's flood can...

Scalzi's creation jaunt

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John Scalzi's readers ponied up for him to visit the Creation Museum and post his reactions. Well, he's done it, and it's darned funny. Funny, but not prett...

Judgment on "Judgment Day"

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I just watched the new Nova documentary, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial." The documentary examined the background of the Kitzmiller v. Dover tri...

Kitzmiller trial on Nova next week

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On November 13, most PBS stations will be showing a Nova episode called, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial." The film mixes interviews with re-enact...

Judaism and evolution

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The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating article by Evan Goldstein about ways that evolutionary theory have been embraced by some Jewish traditions:

Scientists and religion, part 2

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Scientific American has put online a long discourse between Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins, about how scientists should approach religion.

Scientists and religion, part 1

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American Scientist has an article by Gregory Graffin and William Provine on scientists' self-described religious beliefs. They conducted a poll of "prominen...

A new Scalzi creation

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Writer John Scalzi takes note of the fact that he's right in the neighborhood of the Creation Museum, and now offers to write a full, "snarkilicious" report...

Answers in the New York Times

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So I was reading yesterday's total softball exhibition review in the New York Times, on the new Ken Ham-built Creation Museum:

Darwinian policy briefs?

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Patricia Cohen's piece in the New York Times today is headlined, "A Split Emerges as Conservatives Discuss Darwin." It's interesting:

Background to global creationism

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The Economist had a recent story about the global reach of creationism. I found the first few paragraphs to be the most informative. First, the article desc...

Let's de-emphasize Einstein instead

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I got e-mailed this terrible article from the Chronicle of Higher Education. It covers some of the discussion from the AAAS meetings last week, where one of...

Evolution-doubting and illiteracy, part 3

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Last week's Science has an article about "public acceptance of evolution" by Jon Miller, Eugenie Scott and Shinji Okamoto. The article covers results of pol...

Connectedness

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Lawrence Krauss has commentary in the NY Times about the recent Kansas State Board of Education elections:

Evolution in less than 10 words

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Razib has a challenge: "If you had 10 words or less, what would you have the public master about evolutionary theory?"

An LDS DNA difficulty

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The LA Times is carrying a story by writer William Lobdell about the apparent conflict between the Book of Mormon and DNA evidence for New World settlement....

A Darwin Day parable

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"We're going to arm you with Christian Patriot missiles," Ham, 54, recently told the 1,200 adults gathered at Calvary Temple here in northern New Jersey. It ...

Janet Monge, Darwinista

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The AP is running an article about Darwin Day this Sunday, and Gretchen spotted it on MSNBC accompanied by a photo of Janet Monge!

Skeptic article on Dover trial

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Burt Humburg and Ed Brayton have a very readable account of the Dover trial in Skeptic magazine, available now online. The article goes over the recent hist...

Evolution trial experts speak out

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Nature is carrying an interview with Kenneth Miller and Kevin Padian about their recent experience as expert witnesses in the Dover trial:

Minority report

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The Kansas Board of Education voted yesterday to accept the proposed changes to the state science education standards, pending outside review, according to ...

Hawks op/ed in Wisconsin State Journal

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Thanks to all those who wrote after yesterday's opinion column ran. I really want to thank the WSJ editorial staff, and opinion editor Scott Milfred in part...

The President and the teaching of evolution

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In a roundtable interview yesterday, President Bush commented to reporters that "both sides [i.e. evolution and intelligent design] should be properly taugh...

A Scopes trial review

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Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy has a review of the 1997 book, Summer of the Gods, the real history of the Scopes trial (via Althouse). The review featur...

Looking back on the Scopes trial

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In his current Newsweek column, George Will writes a short retrospective on the Scopes evolution trial, which happened 80 years ago. The piece contains no...

Why they stayed away

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The NY Times has an article about the scientists' boycott of the Kansas evolution hearings.

Kansas unhinged

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MSNBC is carrying an Associated Press article covering the Kansas State Board of Education discussions on evolution and intelligent design.

An insider's view of the Kansas hearings

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In an article on AlterNet, plant breeder Stan Cox gives an eyewitness account of the Kansas Board of Education hearings on the proposed statewide science st...

"The Pseudoscience of Intelligent Design"

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There is very nice article at Kuro5hin with that title. The article covers Paley's Argument from Design, Behe's work, the Avida computer simulations, and Po...

Intelligent design "a sterile philosophy"

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The following quote really sums up the problem with "intelligent design" as science, and why it is not taken seriously. It comes from a review by Alan D. Gi...

Back to the drawing board?

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I'm from Kansas, and proud of it. I am therefore one of the select few products of public education in Kansas who studies evolution, and in particular the e...

Biochemistry and intelligent design

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Thanks to a student, I have a link to an opinion in the online edition of the Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas. The column is a long declaration o...

Link: More on Intelligent Design

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An excellent discussion of the legal issues involved in current attempts to put intelligent design in public school curricula is an article by Michael C. Dor...