Louisiana has passed an unfortunate law that allows teachers to toss in any ol’ garbage into their science curricula.
Atheist bus ads in Italy a no-go for now –
The adds bearing the slogan: ‘The bad news is that God doesn’t exist. The good news is that you don’t need him to,’ were to be posted on the back of public buses serving the port city, beginning on February 4.
It was not immediately clear why IGPDecaux decided not to run the ads.
Executive vice president of communications and awareness at Autism Speaks, Alison Singer resigns her postion in the name of good science – Of course Age of Autism came up with the best bald-faced lie they could think of, asserting that she was fired. They’ve yet to show evidence for this claim or provide their source for this information, so draw your own conclusions. In a Newsweek interview with her, she said:
In general, I disagree with a policy that says, “Despite what this study shows, more studies should be done.” At some point, you have to say, “This question has been asked and answered and it’s time to move on.” We need to be able to say, “Yes, we are now satisfied that the earth is round.”
Super Christian Chuck Colson vs. The Dictionary – He objected to the abridged dictionary for kids omitting the following words: coronation, willow, goldfish, abbey, altar, bishop, chapel, christen, disciple, monk, nun, pew, saint, sin, carol, holly, and mistletoe. Instead there are more words like: tolerant, interdependent, bilingual, and other words associated with multiculturalism.
That’s exactly the idea. The head of the children’s dictionary at Oxford University Press admitted as much. She said that “the environment has changed.” “We are also much more multicultural,” she added. And she said that “people don’t go to Church as often as before” and “our understanding of religion is within multiculturalism.”
Now personally I don’t think children should have access to as many words as possible (Thank you internet!), but if you’ve only got 6000 words to select, I’d rather see more words promoting an agenda of multiculturalism in our ever more increasingly pluralistic society than fill the book with words that relate to a particular religion. Of course I wouldn’t want to be the person responsible for making those kinds of major judgment calls. And I don’t envy whoever does. It reminds me of a line from the 1960’s film, The Time Machine:
“Only which 3 books would you have taken?”
One of the greatest movie quotes ever.
AND NOW FOR A MOMENT OF SCIENCE:
Next Generation Cloaking Device Demonstrated – “A device that can bestow invisibility to an object by “cloaking” it from visual light is closer to reality. After being the first to demonstrate the feasibility of such a device by constructing a prototype in 2006, a team of Duke University engineers has produced a new type of cloaking device, which is significantly more sophisticated at cloaking in a broad range of frequencies.”
But don’t get your hopes up just yet. They’ve been promising this technology for years and I still haven’t seen anyone walking around in an invisible cloak. . .though that might just be because they were invisible.