Censoring Science and Nobody Cares

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Blood Equity, Heritage, and American Values: Hard Won or Otherwise

A great general has said that the only good Indian is a dead one, and that high sanction of his destruction has been an enormous factor in promoting Indian massacres. In a sense, I agree with the sentiment, but only in this: that all the Indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man…. Capt. Richard C. Pratt, Founder Carlisle Indian Industrial School

There have been several Op-Eds creating some off-the-wall arguments about Americans, American culture, and DNA among other things. There are a number of common threads binding these Op-Eds together. Starting with the total lack of knowledge about genetics, culture, and for that matter American history.

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The Fallacy of the Excluded Middle: A Response to Mooney and Nisbet

There have been a wide variety of responses to the PZ incident. Quite a large number of us a busy laughing at the irony of it. There has been some criticism, for example see here, here, here, here, and here. The critics argue that we are playing into the creationists hands by providing free publicity (much the same way christian protests over The Last Temptation of Christ ended up promoting the movie and increasing attendance). They also argue that we should be seeking the middle and joining with liberal and moderate christians who value science. When we point to, say Cheri Yecke, Ken Ham, or William Buckingham, we get told we are focusing on the extreme outliers, that we should work with people like Francis Ayala or Ken Miller. So, okay, let’s look for the middle. Since I live in Missouri let’s start there.

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The Bush War on Science Comes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

I kid you not!

Bush Administration Tampers with Everglades Report

According to Science News Daily the number three person at the Interior Department edited a National Park Service report on the Everglades:

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Albert Gonzales and the Discovery Institute

Via Red State Rabble comes the news that Abu Al is going to Seattle to give a speech sponsored by the Discovery Institute…

Marbled Murrelet to be Delisted?

According to Yahoo News the Marbled Murrelet is, again in danger of being delisted.

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