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Atheism-related links

Ruth M.
RuthMiller
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Post #: 74
Ruth M.
RuthMiller
Nice, FR
Post #: 75
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Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism

PRINCETON, NJ -- Four in 10 Americans, slightly fewer today than in years past, believe God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago. Thirty-eight percent believe God guided a process by which humans developed over millions of years from less advanced life forms, while 16%, up slightly from years past, believe humans developed over millions of years, without God's involvement.
Ruth M.
RuthMiller
Nice, FR
Post #: 77
LA Times

White House issues science integrity guidelines

and 3 of 3 comments pan it:

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island1 at 2:49 AM December 19, 2010
Great comments thus far, and I'd like to add that scientists are generally hard left leaning activists themselves, and they are known to practice their own form of religion, known begrudgingly to physicists as, "Copernicanism", so their worldview and their science is tainted by this belief, and politics is the only way to keep these guys in check.

The last thing that we need is for these guys to somehow gain an upper hand in the system.

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LifeLiberty&PursuitofHappiness at 8:18 PM December 18, 2010
More than ever, the real issue is who's buying the science and who's political orthodoxy is best served by the scientific issues in question. Americans should greet news of emerging government guidelines that restrict political interference with the same skepticism we reserve for cynical politicians who disparage those who disagree with them as "special interests" even as they defend their ideological cohorts as honest brokers. Government and taxpayers need to get out of the business of science altogether as the very involvement of government taints, corrupts, and politicizes pure science in every case.

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GaboonViper68 at 1:54 AM December 18, 2010
And, how about some guidelines being established to prevent scientific interference in politics? The agreement should entail that politics will not interfere with science, as long as science keeps it's nose out of politics.

Today, once a group of activist-scientists decides something is fact, they feel that their 'science' is being marginalized by politics, or 'interfered' with if they cannot affect public policy with it. It is not difficult to see where this is headed. As demonstrated with the theory of evolution, there tends to be an urge among scientists to prematurely declare fact, without regard to the scientific method, but rather on the basis of mere consensus within their community.

I'm sure the so-called science community is still licking their wounds over the failure to turn their heavily-doctored theory of man-made global warming into policy.

They might have more success with the public if they would just stick to the facts. There are laymen with enough common sense to know that a hodge-podge gathering of evidence that appears to make a good case, does not constitute fact. Fact is established by proof, not merely evidence that appears to be strong.
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Worth a watch

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Bill Mahr on Christmas and spirituality.
Lee J.
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Eugene, OR
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Lots of good links here. Any such list would be incomplete without:

Pharyngula

PZ Myers posts biology science news, mocking commentary, and random squid pictures. Some might call him offensive. smile
Ruth M.
RuthMiller
Nice, FR
Post #: 88
Point of Inquiry CFI podcasts archive
Ruth M.
RuthMiller
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Ruth M.
RuthMiller
Nice, FR
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Ruth M.
RuthMiller
Nice, FR
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Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology.

The TalkOrigins Archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in talk.origins at one time or another. The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) that appear in the talk.origins newsgroup and the frequently rebutted assertions of those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences.
Ruth M.
RuthMiller
Nice, FR
Post #: 104
Sam Harris posted a longish reply to critics of The Moral Landscape

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