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2013-07-03 23:17:11

Pro-intelligent design book Darwin’s Doubt The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design debuted on the July 7, New York Times bestseller list at #7. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 The new book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design debuted on the July 7 New York Times bestseller list at #7. This marks the first time that a book making a scientific argument supporting the theory of intelligent design has...

2012-02-20 11:25:40

Biologist Kenneth Miller speaks at AAAS Meeting Feb. 18 Vicious, winner-take-all competition in nature is an essential pillar of evolutionary theory, but it frequently describes the mindset people have about how, or whether, to teach the subject. Religious students sometimes come to class thinking that science and religion are in deliberate opposition, like two lionesses fighting over a kill. When Brown University biologist and practicing Catholic Kenneth Miller teaches evolution, he also...

2011-03-31 01:57:15

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) have found that people's death anxiety can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory. Existential anxiety also prompted people to report increased liking for Michael Behe, intelligent design's main proponent, and increased disliking for evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins The lead author is UBC Psychology Asst. Prof. Jessica Tracy with co-authors Joshua...

2010-07-12 17:35:00

LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press conference held here today at the Los Angeles Press Club, former George Mason University professor Dr. Caroline Crocker officially announced the publication of her book Free to Think (published by Leafcutter Press) which details her experience at GMU, including claims that a signed 3-year contract in 2004 was not honored by GMU officials because of a cheating student's incorrect report that she taught creationism. She also announced the...

2010-03-11 08:35:00

High school and college students who understand the geological age of the Earth (4.5 billion years) are much more likely to understand and accept human evolution, according to a University of Minnesota study published in the March issue of the journal Evolution. The finding could give educators a new strategy for teaching evolution, since the Earth's age is typically covered in physical rather than biological science classes. Researchers Sehoya Cotner and Randy Moore, professors in College of...

2009-01-23 16:10:07

The Texas Board of Education rejected efforts to continue to require children to study pros and cons of scientific theories, including evolution. Lawrence Allen Jr., who voted against including the strengths and weaknesses language, called for the board to do better at representing everybody in the process and not just our individual ideologies, the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday. The board was considering draft language crafted by a committee of teachers and education experts who...

2009-01-21 11:30:00

The Texas Board of Education convened a public hearing Wednesday on proposed new standards for the teaching of science in Texas classrooms. The issue receiving the most attention is whether the state will continue to require teachers and textbooks to cover both the strengths and weaknesses of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, The Dallas Morning News reports. Curriculum review committees composed of science teachers and academics have recommended Texas scrap its long-standing requirement...

2009-01-02 00:45:00

Critics of earlier drafts say the final draft of the Texas science curriculum will provide students with a 21st century education, especially on evolution. The draft changed a requirement that schools teach the strengths and weaknesses or strengths and limitations of scientific theories, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reports. In the third draft, the curriculum now requires that students be taught to evaluate models according to their limitations in representing biological objects or...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'