Monthly Archives: October 2013

God, Bones, and Nessy

http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2012/jul/05/loch-ness-monster-evolution This article in question tells the story of a textbook in Louisiana, one aimed toward Christians, advancing the creationist agenda by explaining that not only does the Loch Ness Monster exist, but that it is alive and well, and, … Continue reading

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The Creationists’ Persistence

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/25/christian_textbooks_darwin_inspired_hitler/?source=newsletter   In the article posted above, Salon.com’s Jonny Scaramanga describes the curriculum of a Texas charter school called iSchool High, which is partially funded by taxpayer dollars. The curriculum, called ResponsiveEd, teaches, among other things, that Hitler’s genocidal schemes … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER KNOWN ABOUT EVOLUTION IS WRONG (+ an analysis of journalism styles on the matter)

A potentially groundbreaking study was released Thursday regarding the findings of an archaeological site in (the Republic of) Georgia. An 8 year study conducted on the site yielded a rich collection of well-preserved artifacts, but the most noteworthy pieces found … Continue reading

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Watch Out Creationists Here Comes the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Official Website of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster http://www.venganza.org/ The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is an internet phenomenon that spawned form the outrage of Bobby Henderson.  In 2005 Bobby wrote an open letter to the Kansas State Board of … Continue reading

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The Lingering Impact of the Scopes Trial on High School Textbooks

The article by Randy Moore, called “The Lingering Impact of the Scopes Trial on High School Textbooks” can be found in Electronic Reserves, on Blackboard. The article, as is implied by the title, discusses the impact that the Scopes Trial … Continue reading

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Predictions about Teaching Creationism Rather than Evolution in Public Schools

The article referenced within this post can be found on Blackboard under the Electronic Reserves tab.   Andrew Lac, Vanessa Hemovich, and Igor Himmelfarb (all graduate students at Claremont Graduate University) are the insightful researchers of the American sentiment about … Continue reading

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Complimentary Truths: Clergy’s Acceptance of Evolution

http://www.theclergyletterproject.org/ Religion and science have always been treading over each other. From Galileo to Darwin to Dawkins—the two have always been butting heads. Historically speaking, the devoutly religious struggle to accept newfound scientific facts that appear to be contrary to … Continue reading

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Standing upright is not the only thing that Homo erectus and MLB pitchers shared in common

Please Read the following article:   Baseball is America’s past time as well as one of its oldest and most prestigious sports. No position has dominated the sport more than the pitcher.  The article above makes a seemingly trivial point: … Continue reading

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