The Louisiana law allows teaching contrary to evolution on the grounds it promotes critical thinking, a proposition ridiculed by scientists. Similar legislation is being debated in other states.
What is most interesting about contemporary atheists is not what they have in common but rather their differences.
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Students need to learn about Darwinian evolution. But they also deserve to hear countervailing scientific evidence – evidence that is censored in many current textbooks.
Robin Grinholz, of New York, lays flowers on the Imagine mosaic in the Strawberry Fields section of New York City's Central Park on Dec. 8, the 30th anniversary of the death of rock music legend John Lennon.
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A new paper suggests that an area near the Red Sea area could have had favorable characteristics for 'wind setdown' some 3,000 years ago.
Glaciers' 'buzz-saw effect' can level mountains. But at high altitudes, glaciers can freeze to mountains and shield against erosion, new research suggests.
China's astonishing urbanization could bring a new era of supercities, but its cultural norms probably won't eclipse American dominance.