29th May 2012, 09:48 PM
I could forgive the atrocities of the monster called God without filicide.
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Another shameless NCSE plug
The National Center for Sciene Education in the states has a new newsletter out. Some of the stories: EXCERPT ONLY
POLLING EVOLUTION IN NEW JERSEY
A bare majority of New Jerseyans accept evolution, according to a new
poll from Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press. Asked
"whether or not you personally believe in ... the theory of evolution
-- that humans evolved from lower life forms," 51% of respondents said
yes, 42% said no, and 7% volunteered that they don't know. Democrats
and independents, males, college graduates, and people between 35 and
54 years of age were more likely to answer yes; Republicans, females,
those with only a high school education or less, and people over 55
years of age were more likely to answer no.
ANTIEVOLUTION LEGISLATION DIES IN MISSOURI
When the Missouri legislature adjourned on May 18, 2012, both
antievolution bills in the House of Representatives died in committee.
House Bill 1276 would have permitted teachers "to help students
understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the
scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of the theory of
biological and hypotheses of chemical evolution." House Bill 1227
would have required "the equal treatment of science instruction
regarding evolution and intelligent design," both in public elementary
and secondary schools and in "any introductory science course taught
at any public institution of higher education" in the state. Both
bills were referred to the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary
Education but never received a hearing.
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I have no requirement for the supernatural or magic to explain anything, finding purpose in life other than trying to enjoy it, fantasies to explain wonder, fear that reason might trivialise me, or demand of wonders greater than those that are evident.