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2008-09-12 00:00:09

By Steve Connor Creationism should be included in science lessons to reduce the confusion among the rising numbers of schoolchildren who have been brought up to reject the principles of evolution, one of the country's leading scientists said yesterday. Citing evidence that more than one in 10 children in British state schools now believes in creationism, Professor Michael Reiss, the director of education at the Royal Society, called for such beliefs to be discussed and debated in class by...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Day, Matthew doi: 10.1017/S0009640708000863 Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons: Evolution and Christianity from Darwin to Intelligent Design. By Peter Bowler. New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007. x + 258 pp. $24.95 cloth. Rummaging around for a title to his now-classic study of the religious movements that rocked central and western New York state during the first half of the nineteenth century, Whitney Cross decided that he...

2008-08-02 03:00:08

By Lorentzen, Laura I don't remember when I first learned about the theory of evolution, but nowadays I find myself reading of it a great deal in the popular press and hearing it discussed in the media. As my daughter enters elementary school, I find myself anxious to discuss with her teachers what they will cover in science class and where in their curriculum they plan to teach evolution. OUR COUNTRY HAS LAWS THAT SEPARATE church and state. Public institutions like schools must be neutral...

2008-07-09 18:00:11

In response to the "Religion dressed as science?'' article (Waikato Times, June 28): I have 20 years' experience teaching science in the classroom. For the past 10 years I have been teaching evolution at a senior level. This is prescribed in the national curriculum, which is set by the Government in association with universities. I've looked at evolution as an independent researcher and found science to be neutral but the evolutionary interpretation to be a powerful belief system. It is...

2008-07-03 12:00:20

By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 3--AUSTIN -- A former state science curriculum director on Wednesday sued the Texas Education Agency and Education Commissioner Robert Scott, alleging she was illegally fired for forwarding an e-mail about a lecture critical of the movement to promote intelligent design in science classes. Christina Comer, who lost her job at the TEA last fall, said in a suit filed in federal court in Austin that she was terminated for contravening an...

2008-06-17 03:00:15

I would like to add some thoughts to Dr. Gordon's article: "Science is about open-minded inquiry". Many evolutionists are concerned about the lack of evidence to support their theory. Charles Darwin in his book: "Origin of Species, 6th edition, 1872 p. 413 states: "Why is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely gradual organic chain; and this is the most obvious and serious objection which can...

2008-06-16 21:00:08

By George Pyle On his deathbed, Henry David Thoreau was supposedly asked, "Have you made your peace with God?" To which the great American philosopher replied, "We have never quarreled." Kenneth R. Miller has no quarrel with God. But this leading scientist has a serious beef with the so-called intelligent design movement. And his new book "Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul," is a concise and convincing destruction of any claim that this latest evolution of...

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2008-05-20 08:45:00

In many ways, much has changed since the famous Scopes Monkey trial of 1925. In recent years, US courts have consistently ruled that teaching explicitly religious alternatives to evolution in public schools is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. But in a new essay published in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, political scientist Michael Berkman and his colleagues show that despite these many legal victories, a surprising number of public high school biology...

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2007-04-11 18:00:00

By MELISSA EDDY BERLIN - Benedict XVI, in his first extended reflections on evolution published as pope, says that Darwin's theory cannot be finally proven and that science has unnecessarily narrowed humanity's view of creation. In a new book, "Creation and Evolution," published Wednesday in German, the pope praised progress gained by science, but cautioned that evolution raises philosophical questions science alone cannot answer. "The question is not to either make a decision for a...

2006-09-04 08:30:00

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS -- Pope Benedict and his former doctoral students plan to publish the proceedings of their weekend seminar on evolution to promote a dialogue between faith and science on the origins of life, participants said. The minutes, to be issued later this year, will show how Catholic theologians see no contradiction between their belief in divine creation and the scientific theory of evolution, they said after the annual closed-door meeting ended on Sunday. The...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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