Selman v. Cobb County School District: Court Rules Against Evolution Disclaimer: "the evidence in the record and the testimony from witnesses with science backgrounds, including the co-author of one of the textbooks into which the Sticker was placed and Defendants' own witness, Dr. Stickel, reflect that evolution is more than a theory of origin in the context of science. To the contrary, evolution is the dominant scientific theory of origin accepted by the majority of scientists. While evolution is subject to criticism, particularly with respect to the mechanism by which it occurred, this Sticker misleads students regarding the significance and value of evolution in the scientific community for the benefit of the religious alternatives. By denigrating evolution, the School Board appears to be endorsing the well-known prevailing alternative theory, creationism or variations thereof, even though the Sticker does not specifically reference any alternative theories. "
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Friday, January 07, 2005
Edge: "The 2005 Edge Annual Question...
'WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?'
Great minds can sometimes guess the truth before they have either the evidence or arguments for it (Diderot called it having the 'esprit de divination'). What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?"
Posted by PTET at 4:28 pm
Scientific Defense of Astrology: "AN ASTROLOGY READING THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE:
your astrology reading:
You are a sensitive person with a good sense of humor who is concerned about how others see you. You work hard but are still sometimes nervous about the future. Overbearing demanding people get you down - but you usually cope OK. You have a few personal bodily concerns you told no one about. You don't mind toddlers, but just can't take their TV shows. Sometimes you get sick of this area and think about better places you've visited. Lots of people are putting pressure on you. You like being outside and need time to unwind. You will get grief in a few days from some of the same idiots who bothered you last week. Some of your favorite TV shows are on Friday nights. You are probably getting into reading this stuff about yourself. There are still a few secrets you don't share with your best friends. You like salty food and sometimes see weird spots when you blink your eyes. You sometimes feel like you just dropped 20 feet when you sleep, and then get really strange dreams. In spite of how you may sometimes feel, things will start getting better for you. "
Posted by PTET at 3:41 pm