Archive for the ‘Evolution & Creationism’ Category
I regard Sarah Palin’s new book like I do the movie “New Moon” – I’m not the intended audience and I don’t really care about it.
But the media keeps sticking the thing in my face. In the case of Palin’s book, it has become obvious that I’m going to be forced to look at the train wreck even though […] Read More
It’s Friday, and here’s a quick round-up of some stories with church-state overtones that you might have missed:
* Remember the proselytizing cheerleaders in north Georgia? A lot of people are getting worked up over that, and I feel certain that a “fair and balanced” Fox News report isn’t far off.
One Religious Right site I monitor moaned that […] Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to come back into session Oct. 5, and just in time for that, Justice Antonin Scalia has decided to pop off in the media about how much he hates church-state separation – again!
Every September, we brace ourselves here at Americans United because we know the new school year will spark a fresh round of squabbles about the proper role of religion in public education.
Indeed, we’re seeing some already. Two recent stories – one from Kentucky and one from Iowa – showcase two very different ways of dealing with this contentious topic. […] Read More
There is always something going on Nampa, Idaho, isn’t there?
Last year, the Nampa public library removed two sex education books from its shelves after receiving complaints from religious activists. And the city’s “Treasure Valley God and Country Festival” mixed Bible readings with hourly flyovers by Air Force B-2 bombers for years until the Pentagon finally put a […] Read More
Washington, D.C., is a great city. In addition to all of the wonderful historical and political landmarks, there are a ton of tourist attractions: we have the Spy Museum, the Museum of Crime and Punishment and our very own Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
Northern Kentucky, however, may have us beat. Petersburg is the home of the nation’s […] Read More
Yesterday, I took the day off to attend a special end-of-the-year event at my son’s school: He and other members of his fifth-grade class wrote and illustrated stories, which they bound in books and read aloud to visiting parents.
As I surveyed the classroom full of eager students and proud parents, I couldn’t help but be struck by the diversity. […] Read More
My kindergarten teacher Ms. Valentino had certain non-sectarian pedagogical goals: She wanted us to learn to share, to respect our teachers, to obey our parents and to recognize letters, shapes and sounds. I think she did a fine job, and I look back on her small classroom in the annex of P.S. 42 quite fondly.
I especially loved show and […] Read More
At least some people in Texas are standing up for sound science education. And hopefully, they won’t back down, despite a new lawsuit challenging their decision.
According to The Dallas Morning News, the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) has sued the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for failing to approve its master’s degree in creationism-based science education.
All of […] Read More