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Celebrate the passion, beauty, and joy of science with “Science Guy” and 2010 Humanist of the Year Bill Nye
The struggle between creationists and upholders of science is largely a war of words. Yet it is in many ways an unequal contest. Creationists have a quiver full of misleading quotes, soaring oratorical rockets, and cannonades of pseudofacts, outlandish promises,
“[The Bible] is so human a book that I don’t see how belief in its divine authorship can survive the reading of it.” –William James, in response to a 1904 survey on religious belief Published in the May/June 2009 Humanist
Judge John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is one of the foremost defenders of evolution in public schools, ruling the teaching of intelligent design unconstitutional in public schools in the landmark
Bad law can result in bad decisions. Californians found that out February 28 when the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that parents wishing to home school their children must have teaching credentials. I don’t blame the court for this.
Gene Nichol came to the Presidency of the College of William and Mary with all the populist flair of Willie Stark in Robert Penn Warren’s classic novel, All the Kings Men. He left the way William Sherman left Georgia, apparently