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Howard Stern - Evolution and Creationism

This is kind of hilarious. Like often happens on Youtube, I got to this video via the related links. I didn't expect Stern to be so vocal about this.

Dawkins vs. Creationists

Part One



Part Two

There are more, but I simply can't force myself to watch.

(tip to Josh)

Richard Dawkins: One Fact to Refute Creationism

Cindy, Where Do You Stand on Abortion?

Good job Cindy. Let me see if I have this right, you were in favor of Roe vs. Wade before you were against it, but didn't know your husband was opposed to it. But the answer, a decision for the states sounded safe and you didn't have to look so damn stupid so you embraced that answer. And since you left everyone just a bit confused the campaign explained that you are in favor of keeping Rowe vs. Wade. You might want to write that on an index card and carry it around with you lest you forget. Oh and Cindy ask John what he thinks, you wouldn't want to get off message.




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Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed

Richard and Josh put together a great parody of Ben Stein's Expelled. reposted from Richard Dawkins dot Net Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed.
related links:
Expelled Exposed
The Paranoid Style in American Science (tip to Peter)
Imagine Ben Stein's Ethics
Framing Science




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Creationism




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Creationism

Ricky Gervais has some fun with creationism.




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cdesign proponentsists

The missing link that sealed the case against "Intelligent Design." A clip from the Nova PBS program Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial."




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Intelligent Design on Trial

The problem with Intelligent Design is that it explains nothing. A clip from the Nova PBS program "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial"




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Evolution - Creationism

Majority of Republicans Doubt Theory of Evolution

More Americans accept theory of creationism than evolution <

Only 14% of those who said they didn't believe in evolution cited a lack of scientific evidence as the reason, and that's why they call it faith.

The majority of Republicans in the United States do not believe the theory of evolution is true and do not believe that humans evolved over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. This suggests that when three Republican presidential candidates at a May debate stated they did not believe in evolution, they were generally in sync with the bulk of the rank-and-file Republicans whose nomination they are seeking to obtain. . .

Evolution Belief

The data in this analysis were measured in the context of questions about the origin and development of human beings. It is apparent that many Americans simply do not like the idea that humans evolved from lower forms of life. This appears to be substantially based on a belief in the story of creation as outlined in the Bible -- that God created humans in a process that, taking the Bible literally, occurred about 10,000 years ago.

Americans who say they do not believe in the theory of evolution are highly likely to justify this belief by reference to religion, Jesus Christ, or the Bible. Furthermore, there is a strong correlation between high levels of personal religiosity and doubts about evolution.

Being religious in America today is strongly related to partisanship, with more religious Americans in general much more likely to be Republicans than to be independents or Democrats. This relationship helps explain the finding that Republicans are significantly more likely than independents or Democrats to say they do not believe in evolution. When three Republican presidential candidates said in a May debate that they did not believe in evolution, the current analysis suggests that many Republicans across the country no doubt agreed.

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Proselytizing in Class

Student tapes teacher proselytizing in class

On Sept. 14 -- the fourth day of class -- Paszkiewicz is on tape saying, "He (God) did everything in his power to make sure that you could go to heaven, so much so that he took your sin on his own body, suffered your pains for you and he's saying, 'Please accept me, believe me.'"

He adds, according to the tapes: "If you reject that, you belong in hell. The outcome is your prerogative. But the way I see it, God himself sent his only son to die for David Paszkiewicz on that cross ... And if you reject that, then it really is to hell with you."

Paszkiewicz didn't limit his religious observations to personal salvation, according to the tapes.

Paszkiewicz shot down the theories of evolution and the "Big Bang" in favor of creationism. He also told his class that dinosaurs were on Noah's ark, LaClair said.

On Oct. 10 -- a month after he first requested a meeting with the principal -- LaClair met with Paszkiewicz, Somma and the head of the social studies department.

At first, Paszkiewicz denied he mixed in religion with his history lesson, and the adults in the room appeared to be buying it, LaClair said. But then he reached into his backpack and produced the CDs.

The Fact of Evolution

Science Friday guest Sean B. Carroll author of Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution offers yet more evidence for the fact of evolution. Now if we can just keep science in the schools the next generation should be decisive in relagating the creationist view of life to the scrap heap of wrong ideas. The younger generation is well disposed to the validity of DNA analysis in the context of criminal investigations, paternity, etc. But DNA also provides a forensic record of evolution. What we call junk DNA is a fossilized record of our evolution and among the strongest evidence yet. Only those who are completely devoid of reason will be spouting creationism and more will look at them and laugh.

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