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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]hummingwolf)

Via the [info]slacktivist feed: This is priceless. It really does give a good idea of how some people think (and it's pretty funny too).

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An interesting find


Following links from [info]twistedchick's blog, I found a link to The Revealer, a 'daily review of religion and the press'. It's quite good. Check it out- particularly the Oil God- an article about Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton.

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Battle on teaching evolution sharpens


From the Washington Post:

Battle on Teaching Evolution Sharpens

By Peter Slevin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 14, 2005; Page A01

WICHITA – Propelled by a polished strategy crafted by activists on America's political right, a battle is intensifying across the nation over how students are taught about the origins of life. Policymakers in 19 states are weighing proposals that question the science of evolution.

The proposals typically stop short of overturning evolution or introducing biblical accounts. Instead, they are calculated pleas to teach what advocates consider gaps in long-accepted Darwinian theory, with many relying on the idea of intelligent design, which posits the central role of a creator.

The growing trend has alarmed scientists and educators who consider it a masked effort to replace science with theology. But 80 years after the Scopes "monkey" trial -- in which a Tennessee man was prosecuted for violating state law by teaching evolution -- it is the anti-evolutionary scientists and Christian activists who say they are the ones being persecuted, by a liberal establishment.

They are acting now because they feel emboldened by the country's conservative currents and by President Bush, who angered many scientists and teachers by declaring that the jury is still out on evolution. Sharing strong convictions, deep pockets and impressive political credentials -- if not always the same goals -- the activists are building a sizable network.Read more... )

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