Debate:  Should Schools Teach the Controversy Over Darwinism?

first_imgThe San Francisco Chronicle published a written debate between Stanford evolutionist Robert Sapolsky and Discovery Institute fellows Stephen Meyer and John Angus Campbell.  The subject is whether schools should “teach the controversy” over evolution.  Both articles can be read on the Discovery Institute website.    Meanwhile, the ACLU is suing another school district, this time in Dover, Pennsylvania; all the news media, like this example on Fox News, are talking about it in the usual terms.  (It’s kind of funny how the automatic pop-up ads home in on keywords; this article says, “Free Evolution: Get Free $250 Gift Card for Evolution.”)  Surprisingly, in the Dover case, the intelligent design think tank Discovery Institute thinks the policy is misguided and asks for its withdrawal.  John G. West explains that the institute recommends allowing the teaching of intelligent design, but not mandating it. You, and only you, can help prevent the Atheist Charlie Lawyers Union from succeeding with scare tactics.  Just one victory over these bullies will energize sensible parents all over this country.  You might save $250 on your next purchase of Evolution, but who wants it for Christmas except the Grinch?    The intro article to the debate says, “Sapolsky dodged the real scientific controversies and instead spewed stereotypes and politically motivated ad hominem attacks at intelligent design supporters.  Contrast that with the serious issues raised by Meyer and Campbell, who delve into the real issue of micro vs. macro evolution.  Read them both and judge for yourself.”  Good advice, provided you have your baloney detector powered on.  (Why is it that the creationists and ID supporters always want you to hear both sides, and the Darwinists only want you to hear theirs?)(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Advanced tickets now available for 2015 Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets for the 2015 Farm Science Review are now available for purchase online at fsr.osu.edu/onlineticketform, allowing attendees to bypass gate sales by purchasing tickets in advance of the annual three-day farm show to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.This is the third year for online ticket sales, and the option is becoming more and more popular among attendees, said Matt Sullivan, assistant manager of the Farm Science Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.“Our online ticket sales have increased each year since it’s been an option,” he said. “It allows attendees that are visiting from out-of-state to purchase tickets at a $3 discounted price compared to purchasing tickets at the gate.”Another advantage to purchasing tickets online is that there is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased, so large groups attending from out-of-state can pre-order tickets all at once, said Sullivan.Online tickets are available to purchase for $7 until Sept. 11. Tickets ordered online will be mailed to the buyer.Advance tickets for the Farm Science Review are also available at all Ohio State University Extension county offices and many local agribusinesses for $7. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Show hours are 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.More information about the Farm Science Review is at fsr.osu.edu/visitors.last_img read more

Apple Releases Safari 5 Browser – or Does It?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Apple#Browsers#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today Apple announced the release of its latest version of the Safari browser. Safari 5, says the company, will perform 30% faster than the previous version. Apple did not announce Safari 5 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, but only in press release. Neither the browser nor the developer package are available on the Apple site as of press time. While writing this story, the URL for the press release ceased functioning. We have a question in to Apple but have not heard a response as we post. Safari 5, for both Mac and PC, features a new Safari Reader for reading articles online and allows the user and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing to power its search field. The Safari Developer Program allows developers to customize Safari 5 with extensions based on standard tech like HTML5, CSS3 and Java. Safari Extensions are sand-boxed, signed with a digital certificate from Apple and run solely in the browser. When Safari Reader detects an article, an icon appears in the address field. Click it and it will display the whole article on one clean page, presumably without links, sidebars or dancing banditos. Think print-ready page. There are options to enlarge, print or send via email. 5 uses the Nitro JavaScript engine. According to Apple, it does some heavy lifting. curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Runs JavaScript 30 percent faster than Safari 4, three percent faster than Chrome 5.0, and over twice as fast as Firefox 3.6Loads new webpages faster using Domain Name System (DNS) prefetchingImproves the caching of previously viewed pages to return to them more quicklyHeavy on HTML5, the new browser allows full-screen playback and closed captions; geolocation, sectioning elements, draggable attribute, forms validation, Ruby, AJAX History, EventSource and WebSocket. Update: Yeah, it does. Safari 5 was demoed at WWDC about half an hour ago. It is now available for download. last_img read more