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Pope Francis’s Remarks On The Big Bang Are Nothing New For The Catholic Church

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Pope Francis restates something the Catholic Church has taught for a long time and, again, the American media thinks its something new and revolutionary.

British Ban Teaching Creationism As Science, Should The U.S. Do The Same?

Darwin Fish

It is now illegal to teach creationism as science in the United Kingdom in any school, public or private, that receives public funding.

42% Of Americans Believe In Creationism

Darwin Fish

A new Gallup poll finds that 42% of Americans believe that so-called “Creationism” explains the origin of man: PRINCETON, NJ — More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, a view that has changed little over the past three decades. Half of Americans […]

Texas May Block Biology Textbook Because Of Evolution

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Once again, some groups in Texas are trying to block approval of a science textbook because it is too deferential to Evolution.

Does The Evolution Fight Matter?

Darwin Fish

Working off Andrew Sullivan’s comments about a Gallup poll that I wrote about earlier this month, Kevin Drum argues that it really doesn’t matter that a large percentage of the American public doesn’t accept evolution as the explanation for man’s origin: This 46% number has barely budged over the past three decades, and I’m willing […]

The End Of The Debate Over Evolution?

Darwin Fish

Will more knowledge bring an end to the public debate over evolutionary theory? Don’t count on it.

Rick Santorum: Evolution Used To Promote Atheism In Schools

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Once again Rick Santorum’s past comments about religious and cultural issues are coming back to bite him. This time, it’s a comment he made in 2008 regarding the teaching of evolution in public schools: One of the issues that I always got hammered for was the issue of evolution. I was the guy who actually […]

The Triumph Of Scientific Illiteracy: 45% Of Americans Believe In Creationism

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Another sign of just how pathetic science education is in this country: Nearly half of American voters believe in the Biblical account of creation, and even more think prayer can literally help people recover from medical problems. (…) Some 45 percent of voters accept the Biblical account of creation as the explanation for the origin […]

Questions for Conservatives

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Do conservatives believe in evolution and global warming?