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2009-01-13 17:36:26

If you think you know what science is and how science works, think again. A new University of California, Berkeley, Web site called "Understanding Science" paints an entirely new picture of what science is and how science is done, showing it to be a dynamic and creative process rather than the linear - and frequently boring - process depicted in most textbooks. Funded by the National Science Foundation as a resource for teachers and the public, the material was vetted by historians and...

2008-10-10 18:00:11

By Sharon Roberts TWO stories on evolution appeared in your newspaper on October 7. Evolutionists would have us believe that we are the descendants of apes and other primitive prehistoric creatures who evolved from a common ancestor that emerged from a pond billions of years ago. The latest claim is that we humans are so advanced and close to perfection now that there's not much evolving left do! That appeals strongly to human pride, but I would argue that these evolution theories are...

2008-10-01 15:00:10

DESPITE the impossibility of evolution ever happening, the evolutionist is certain that it has. The rigorously tested scientific evidence of evolution that J. C. Buchanan-Brown talks about is this: "We can make the point that, however improbable the (evolutionary) origin of life might be, we know it happened on Earth because we are here.'' (Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion, p137) He has also stated "I believe, but cannot prove, that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all...

2008-10-01 00:10:00

Are evolutionists "terrified" by creationists? In the run-up to Darwin's anniversary year - he was born in 1809, and published his most famous book in 1859 - we can expect a flowering of letters favouring his enormous contribution to science or, as may be, denouncing his theory of natural selection. The theory of evolution had been around for decades before he was born - his grandfather Erasmus Darwin wrote about it - so don't blame him for that: he merely discovered the way it operated....

2008-09-17 00:00:11

By Steve Connor The scientist who said creationism should be discussed in science lessons has left his job at the Royal Society. Professor Michael Reiss stepped down yesterday as the Royal Society's director of education following remarks he made last week at the British Association for the Advancement of Science suggesting that creationism should be included in science lessons. Robert Winston, the IVF pioneer, criticised the Royal Society for condemning someone who was only trying to...

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2008-09-16 16:40:00

An official announcement from the Vatican on Tuesday said the theory of evolution was compatible with the Bible but planned no posthumous apology to Charles Darwin for the cold reception it gave him 150 years ago. The Vatican's culture minister, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, spoke at the announcement of a Rome conference of scientists, theologians and philosophers to be held next March marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's "The Origin of Species". Darwin's theory of...

2008-09-16 12:00:14

Top of Tom McIvor's wish list for this Christmas must be that evolution would just go away. Well, that isn't going to happen! Evolution has withstood the onslaught of better minds than his for 150 years and has not failed any test, so it can shrug off any criticism from him. In his latest letter (Write Back, September 11) he asks for 'facts not fairy stories'. Amazingly, he will find that the scientific literature is full of supporting facts, if he cares to look for them and does not...

2008-09-15 18:00:13

BIOLOGIST Professor Michael Reiss (Teaching creationism in science classes, September 12) has rather an odd view of the purpose of science education. He argues that some pupils are coming to science classes utterly uninterested in scientific method because, thanks to their pious parents, they already have the answer to the mystery of the universe - "God did it". Rather than prise open these closed minds, he appears to think we should indulge such beliefs and give them the same status as...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

PUPILS should be taught Harry Potter magic tricks as part of their school curriculum, it was claimed yesterday. An experiment found kids taught to perform tricks in class had their confidence boosted far more than by conventional self-esteem lessons. Parents should also teach their children magic to help them learn self discipline, said psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman. He told the British Association of Science Festival in Liverpool: "Learning magic requires selfdiscipline, an...

2008-09-12 00:00:09

LEADING ARTICLE Science has enjoyed an unusually high profile this week. It is rare for a laboratory experiment to get live coverage on the international news networks, but that was the honour bestowed on the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern research centre in Switzerland. This is no ordinary experiment of course, but the largest and most ambitious ever attempted. Over the past two decades, Cern has drawn on the expertise of a veritable army of scientists. And it...


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