Posts tagged "evolution"

Cooking the Books: A Review of “The Revisionaries”

By Nathan Schradle The Revisionaries, a documentary about the Texas State Board of Education, debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Adam’s Nipples

In my capacity as editor of a publication on religion and media, two terms that consistently mean as many different things as we have readers -- and admittedly, we like it that way! -- I receive a lot of interesting email that begs for an answer to some profound question.  But I'm not a theologian,...

Inspired, Yes, but Divinely?

A review of Jesse Bering’s The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Clint Rainey A few scientists and believers once naïvely clasped hands in hope that the evolutionary explanation for belief in God would signal a détente in the science-religion war. Belief could satisfy science by being instinctual, as Dean...

“Origins of Life” Dies in Utah

01 March 2006 On Monday, the Utah House of Representatives defeated a bill (similar to one initially approved by the State Senate in January) that would have compelled high school science teachers to include anti-evolution caveats when teaching the subject in class. The New York Times’reports that opposition to the “Origins of Life” bill included the surprising...

Old Time Evolution

13 February 2006 As far as media coverage and attracting the invaluable ire of one’s opponents is concerned,Evolution Sunday was a success, ranking national publicity and a deliciously-juvenile rebuttal from the staff of Intelligent Design headquarters, the Discovery Institute. In a statement titled, “On Evolution Sunday, It’s Give Me That Old Time Darwinist Religion,” the Discovery...

Evolution Sunday

02 February 2006 Superbowl Sunday, Justice Sunday — when o when will the evolutionist Christians have a Sunday of their own? Next week, as it turns out. February 12, which also marks the 197th birthday of Charles Darwin, more than 400 churches will participate in “Evolution Sunday” and protest the “false dichotomy” of the evolution/religion...

Salt Lake Evolution

23 January 2006 The Utah Senate initially approved a bill last Friday that would make public school teachers include anti-evolution caveats when teaching the about the origins of life: a position the ACLU, which opposes the bill, has likened to the textbook stickers included in biology textbooks in Cobb County, Georgia. A court later ruled that the...

People At War

By Rebecca Beyer First, there is no war in Dover, Pennsylvania. There are no armies clashing. No weapons flashing. Not real ones, anyway. Yet in the latest issue of People magazine, a town that happens to have birthed the latest and greatest courtroom confrontation between evolution and intelligent design is called “A Town at War.”...

Daily Links 14 January 2005

Stickerless Science U.S. Federal Judge Clarence Cooper has dealt a strong blow to the Intelligent Design movement by ruling that a Georgia school district must remove the stickers it had placed in science textbooks telling students that evolution is an unproven theory, not a fact, and that they should approach their study of it with an open,...

25 August 2004 Daily Links

John Safran versus God: Australian comedian/documentary filmaker John Safran (of streaking through Jerusalem fame) has made a new series in which he: has a fundamentalist Islamic cleric put a fatwa on a fellow comedian, is beaten by a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk, attempts to get the Klu Klux Klan to admit him as a member...