05.27.2016

An adorable jello creation, not to be confused with a jello creationist

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Uncle Sam fixes a July 4th supper in the Grand CanyonThere are worse places to spend Independence Day than rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is an iconically American site, one full of American history and the spirit of independence and exploration. Native tribes believe that the first humans emerged from one of the springs that feed into the Canyon.

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Mm ... swirly ...The biologist J. B. S. Haldane supposedly said that the discovery of a fossil rabbit in Cambrian or Precambrian—accounts differ—strata would definitively falsify evolution. The Ordovician would be dicey, too. Therefore, as you contemplate the Ordovician charmer above, do not substitute “bunny rabbit” into the following: “Just what I always wanted. My own little _____.

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This week in Iowa we started advertising for NCSE’s Science Booster Club Project summer camp. We are really excited about this camp, which will give local kids, especially those from rural school districts, the opportunity to participate in a week-long daycamp. We’re going to go to museums, tour state and university labs, and meet lots of real scientists doing their real scientist thing. We’ll also go on hikes to do some observational work of our own, learning about both of extant and extinct local ecosystems through exploration of our

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Ernst Mayr

I would hate for you to think that I was in a rut, bloggingwise, by constantly discussing the misleading use of quotations by Scopes-era, and even pre-Scopes-era, creationists. Here, then, for your delectation, is a bang-up-to-date example:

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