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Why temperatures never go up in straight lines

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

New from potholer54

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Bill Nye: Scientific Curiosity Kept Our Ancestors Alive

Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2015

Everyone’s favorite Science Guy chats with Jake Roper of Vsauce3 (about the importance of science education in ensuring future generations remain creative, experimental, and evolutionarily competitive. Science education empowers students, says Nye. It fuels our curiosity in a way that is essential for the long term survival of humanity.

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Darwin Days Canceled After Creationists Group Wants In

Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2015

Crazy creationist news

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Racial Darwinism

Posted by doctore0 on February 12, 2015

This is a promotion for Darwin Day, http://darwinday.org/
addressing one of the most common criticisms of evolution; that Darwin was a racist, that ‘Darwinism’ is about “favored races”, and that Hitler was a Darwinist.

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Genetic Modification — science vs belief

Posted by doctore0 on February 9, 2015

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Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church

Posted by doctore0 on February 4, 2015


Doctor who believes in magic = Crazy in the head :)

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion

The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently been urging MPs to vote against the introduction of mitochondrial donation, a potentially life-saving procedure with little to no evidence of any serious risks. However, despite many years of study and several regulations, the aforementioned churches have surprisingly decided to intervene and urge MPs to vote against approving the procedure.

This has lead to much criticism, especially from scientists. However, following the eventual failure of these efforts, one group of emboldened scientists has decided to go further and pledge to respond in kind by interfering as much as possible with religious matters.

The Federation for Furthering Science (FFS) has promised to intervene with any and all religious issues it can find that could benefit from some “scientific perspective”.

Dr Hugh Briss, spokesperson for FFS, explained the motivation for this policy.

“While they’re often at each other’s throats in other countries like the US, in the UK religion and science have mostly maintained an uneasy piece, largely by both ignoring whatever the other is doing (with some notable exceptions).

“But this interjection in approving a procedure that’s been extensively studied and refined by world-leading experts over several years on very questionable grounds? Well, that’s what we call a “bad precedent”. So if representatives of the churches are allowed to do that, then logically we as representatives of science are allowed to do the same? Or is that “persecution”?
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Gigapixels of Andromeda [4K]

Posted by doctore0 on January 22, 2015

Damn… god is too small :)

Super-high resolution image of Andromeda from Hubble (NASA/ESA)

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Bill Nye to discuss evolutionary science being left out of schools

Posted by doctore0 on December 16, 2014

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Bill Nye: The Earth is Really, Really Not 6,000 Years Old

Posted by doctore0 on December 3, 2014

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) comments on a previous Big Think video in which he denounces the teaching of creationism to America’s students. Bill Nye is the author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation.

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An Evening With The Unbelievers – The Skeptic Magazine

Posted by doctore0 on November 24, 2014

The Unbelievers Q&As with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss at Conway Hall on 23rd October 2014. Hosted by The Skeptic Magazine (Deborah Hyde – Editor in Chief).

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