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2009-10-27 10:22:24

When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species 150 years ago, he deliberately avoided the subject of the origin of life. This, coupled with the mention of the 'Creator' in the last paragraph of the book, led us to believe he was not willing to commit on the matter. An international team, led by Juli Peret³ of the Cavanilles Institute in Valencia, now refutes that idea and shows that the British naturalist did explain in other documents how our first ancestors could have come into...

2009-10-05 11:40:00

Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record will be screened Oct. 25th WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The debate over Darwin will come to the Smithsonian Institution's west coast affiliate on October 25th, with the premiere of Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record, a new intelligent design film which challenges Darwinian evolution. To view a trailer and clips from the film, please visit www.darwinsdilemma.org. Darwin's Dilemma will...

2009-09-23 10:59:08

U.S. author Ray Comfort and actor Kirk Cameron say they plan to give away 100,000 copies of a new edition of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Comfort and Cameron are co-hosts of the faith-themed program, Way of the Master. The pair say their 304-page version of Darwin's book about evolution shares the gospel in an updated introduction, designed to clear up the pervasive mistake that Darwin did not believe in the existence of God. Darwin wasn't anti-God at all. In his famous book...

2009-09-14 12:51:00

Intelligent Design Author Will Also Speak at OU NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The debate over Darwin rages on in America's heartland as intelligent design comes to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History September 29th with the Southwestern debut of Darwin's Dilemma, a new film on the challenges to evolution in the fossil record. To view a trailer and clips from the film please visit www.darwinsdilemma.org. Darwin's Dilemma will be screened at Kerr Auditorium...

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2009-09-08 13:50:28

On Tuesday, London's Natural History Museum unveiled an eight-story extension to house the collections of Charles Darwin. The cocoon shaped addition to the imposing Victorian museum includes the Darwin Centre, which is a state-of-the-art research and exhibition facility named after the father of the theory of evolution. The new ultra-modern white building cost $129 million and houses 17 million insect specimens, three million plant specimens and contains a Climate Change Wall of screens...

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2009-09-04 06:40:00

The French sailing yacht Tara is set to embark on an 81,000-nautical mile, three-year journey of the world's oceans, tracing out the route that revolutionary evolutionist Charles Darwin sailed between 1831-1836, and assaying the effects of climate change on some of the ocean's most primitive forms of life. Darwin's voyage "” and particularly his time in South America "” served as the inspiration for his now iconic work On the Origins of Species, which still stands as the...

2009-04-10 12:51:04

The Zoology Museum at Britain's University of Cambridge said it has discovered an egg collected by Charles Darwin during a South American expedition. Researchers at the museum said Darwin was known to have collected 16 bird eggs during his 1831-1836 expedition on the HMS Beagle, but all of the specimens were believed lost until a volunteer discovered one of the eggs in the museum's Darwin collection, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The brown egg, belonging to the Tinamou bird of Uruguay,...

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2009-02-12 13:05:00

Fans everywhere are celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, the man whose controversial book "On The Origin of Species" captured the mind of some of the world's most important thinkers. David Attenborough, whose television programs on the natural world have been watched by millions, said Darwin turned natural history into a science. According to Reuters, Darwin's naturalist influence is being celebrated at his old university in Cambridge, at his home in Kent -- now preserved for the...

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2009-02-08 11:15:00

The name Charles Darwin is synonymous with the infamous theory of evolution that infuriated many because it conflicted with the Biblical view of creation. However, not many know that his theory also launched problems in Darwin's marriage with his very religious wife, Emma. "Darwin tried not to hurt his wife," Ruth Padel, the naturalist's great great granddaughter, told the Associated Press. "She said he seemed to be putting God further and further off. But they talked it through, and she...

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2009-02-02 16:05:00

Controversy continues to surround scientists' use of Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory to develop improved technologies, even in the days before marking the 200th anniversary of the English naturalist on Feb. 12. Although many scientists see Darwin's ideas as an indispensible way to approach new applications in computer science, the field of medicine, and elsewhere, fundamentalist Christians still disagree on the teaching and application of those ideas. Last month, the Texas State Board of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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