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TalkOrigins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy

TalkOrigins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy
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.

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The Field Book Project What is a field book? Field books or field notes are primary source documents that describe the events leading up to and including the collection of specimens or observations during field research. Field notes can take many forms depending on the information needs of the collector.

Thousands of American Students Find it’s Cheaper to Get a Good University Education in Germany than in the U.S. With the cost of higher education skyrocketing in the United States, many young Americans have opted to attend college in Germany. Instead of paying $30,000 to $50,000 annually in tuition and fees at American private universities, students can attend German institutions—including some of the best the country has to offer—for only a few hundred dollars a year. One example is Technical University of Munich (TUM), “one of the most highly regarded universities in Europe,” according to the BBC News, where a U.S. student pays only $120 a semester in fees. The fee includes a ticket that allows free public transportation anywhere in Munich, and student health insurance is less than $90 a month. Currently, more than 4,600 Americans are attending German universities full-time.

Edwards v. Aguillard [This is the text of the 1987 United States Supreme Court decision striking down a Louisiana law that required if evolution is taught in public schools then creationism must also be taught. This 7-2 decision ended any prospect of public schools in the United States being legally forced to teach explicate creationism. One consequence of this case was that some antievolutionists choose to use the term "intelligent design" instead of "creationism."] 25 reasons Why I Am No Longer a Christian There is the world we live in and then there is the world of the Bible. In our world, the 'real world', the world of flesh and matter, there is no magic, no metaphysical conjuring, nothing supernatural or transmundane. What exists is experienced empirically—through the five senses—and therefore measurable, testable, subject to examination and experiment and ongoing scrutiny. Sure there is talk of the supernatural, of the occult, of miracles and faith healing and psychic phenomena, events or agents that can nonchalantly circumvent the laws of physics.

Current Seismicity The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by Congress in 1977. We monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquake. Significant Earthquakes Past 30 Days Significant Earthquake Archive Featured Items Fake Alert Message USGS is aware of a letter circulating on the Internet that uses our logo and warns of an impending sizable earthquake in Southern California.

125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) – Video – Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing – Video – In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes – Video – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) – Video – Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis’s Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center – Video – After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes. Physics

For-Profit Colleges Get Rich By Sinking Students Into Debt Butch Hancock, one of Austin's finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dryland farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he'd been permanently scarred in his vulnerable teen years by the local culture's puritanical preachings on sexual propriety: "They told us that sex is filthy, obscene, wicked, and beastly-- and that we should save it for someone we love." Today, America's higher education complex approaches students with the same sort of convoluted logic that guided Butch's sex education: "A college degree is the key to prosperity for both you and your country, so it's essential," lectures the hierarchy to the neophytes. "But we'll make it hard to get, and often not worth the getting." Touted as a necessity, but priced like a luxury, many degree programs are mediocre or worse--predatory loan scams that hustle aspiring students into deep debt and poverty.

The National Academies In the News: Your Inner Fish – A Scientific Adventure Have you ever wondered why people look the way they do? Why our hands and feet have five digits instead of six? Why we stand on two legs instead of four? It took 350 million years of evolution to produce the amazing machine we call the human body and in Your Inner Fish, a three-part series based on the best-selling book of the same name, author and evolutionary biologist Dr. Neil Shubin looks into the past to answer these and other questions. Basic Resources for Daoist Studies This page provides basic resources for deepening one’s understanding of Daoism. It contains accurate and reliable English-language articles and related material originally posted here, reprinted from previous publications, as well as links to other relevant online resources. Note that some materials come from otherwise unreliable popular websites and that some of the translations are not the most accurate.

GIS And Base Map Data For The U.S While an employee at CAST Stephan Pollard created two GIS data resource guides which were for several years CAST's most accessed web pages. They were: Starting the Hunt Japan GIS/Mapping Sciences Resource Guide Mars Exploration Program: Mars for Educators You can participate in four major programs: Curriculum Supplements Robotics activities are available. Download the activity summaries (PDF, 1.33 MB) or the full activity set (PDF, 1.08 MB). The Mars Curriculum Modules are designed to help bring the topic of Mars into your 4th through 12th grade classrooms. Exploring Mars (Grades 4-10)

The TalkOrigins Archive est un site regroupant une série d’articles et d’essais. Le but premier de ce site est de donner une série de réponses aux questions les plus populaires concernant la Théorie de l’Évolution. by manonalbert Feb 19

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