Critics say a bill before the Oklahoma legislature would allow science teachers to introduce creationism and intelligent design into the curriculum.
State Rep. Sally Kern, an Oklahoma City Republican and author of the bill, defends it as a guarantee of academic freedom, The Oklahoman reported. The House Common Education Committee, which voted 9-7 a year ago to keep the bill off the floor, released it by a 9-7 vote Tuesday.
David Brooks, of the Nashua Telegraph, reports that obscure-sounding tweaks to the duties of the New Hampshire Board of Education don't often draw national attention, so it was a surprise to some when the Seattle-based Discovery Institute sent a speaker to a hearing Thursday on a bill titled "relative to scientific inquiry in the public schools."
Joshua Youngkin, program officer in law and policy for the Discovery Institute was in Concord testifying before a legislative hearing on the bill.
Richard Dawkins has been labelled an "embarrassment to atheism" after clashing with a priest in a debate on BBC Radio 4.
The author of the God Delusion could not recall the full title of Charles Darwin's 'The Origin Of Species' during a discussion with Giles Fraser, Former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, over a poll conducted for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (UK) which found that self-identified Christians didn't go to Church, or read the bible.
Dawkins said an "astonishing number couldn't identify the first book in the New Testament." But his claim that this indicated self-identified Christians were "not really Christian at all" was challenged by Fraser, who said the poll asked "silly little questions" to "trip" people up.
Recently Casey Luskin got an e-mail asking how the Discovery Institute would respond to objections to their newly updated page listing ID-friendly peer-reviewed scientific papers. Apparently a critic had said that the papers don't count because some don't specifically use the term "intelligent design." While some of the articles do use the term "intelligent design," many of them do not. This objection fails because all the articles endorse ID arguments, in one way or another, whether or not they use the term "intelligent design."
Casey Luskin puts to rest once and for all the common assertion by opponents of intelligent design that there are no scientific papers supporting the claims of ID.
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