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Science Isn’t A Matter For Public Opinion

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scene of science people doing scienceThis past week, the Tribeca Film Festival tried to show a film about the ‘bad effects’ of vaccinations on children. The film was written and directed by the scientist who was rebuked for making false claims in a paper he wrote. The festival rightly was pummeled in the press for giving the charlatan a platform to spew his false narrative. When it comes to settled science there is no room for public opinion.
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On Earth Day, We Should Be More Worried About The People

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created image showing Earth Day 45th year 2015Today is the 45th anniversary of the first Earth Day. It’s a time to draw attention to climate change and other environmental threats to the planet. That is a good thing to do but the planet doesn’t need all the help, we do. Instead of using economic arguments to explain the harm of climate change, we need to lead with the very real human costs of climate change.
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Carl Sagan – A Humanist You Should Know

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poster version of Carl SaganNovember 9th is the birthday of Carl Sagan (1934-1996), an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known as creator and host of the seminal science TV show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980). Sagan was known as a skeptic and freethinker. That is why today is considered Carl Sagan Day by many in the freethought community.
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Grand Canyon Actually Disproves Noah’s Flood Story

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image of Grand Canyon fossil river that disproves Noah FloodSteven Newton over at the National Center for Science Education’s (NCSE) ‘Science League of America’ blog is doing a series of posts that refute some of the common arguments creationists use about the Grand Canyon to prove their silly ideas. In the post answering the claim that the rocks in the Grand Canyon were put there by Noah’s Flood, Newton takes down the claim in a convincing manner. He shows the large stretch creationists have to make to push their idea that the rocks were left by the ‘great’ flood.
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Science League of America Returns

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part of the logo for the Science League of AmericaThe National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has started a blog on their website titled Science League of America: Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science. The blog will see updated content about the work of NCSE and its friends in promoting science education. The name of the blog is a callback to the work Maynard Shipley who also started a Science League of America back in 1924, a year before the Scopes Monkey Trial. Shipley’s group had the same mission of NCSE – defending science education.
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