Last Sunday's Cosmos took on the related concepts of extinction and climate change, topics I’ve had on my mind since reviewing The Sixth Extinction and interviewing author Elizabeth Kolbert.

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John Wilkins has a nice post up at Evolving Thoughts examining the early uses of the term “intelligent design.” He uses Google n-grams to dig up early uses of the phrase, then examines how people were interpreting the phrase:

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David Appell, writing for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, observes climate change deniers urging geoengineering as a solution to climate climate change. (Geoengineering is the intentional modification of the atmosphere to change the climate in controlled ways.) They may not think climate change is real, or problematic, but they know how to solve it!

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Don’t mess with Textbooks!Yesterday, NCSE and the Texas Freedom Network issued a joint press release about internal documents demonstrating how creationists and climate change deniers tried to take over the Texas textbook adoption process.

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