Tea Party Campaign Manager Jonathan Moseley has offered $1,000 to find a the exact phrase “separation of church and state” in the U.S. Constitution, asserting that a wall of “separation” violates the constitution’s mandated protection of religious expression.
Moseley, Christine O’Donnell’s primary campaign manager, has resurrected her Oct. 19 debate question to question the public over reliance on the expression “separation of church and state.”
“Despite the left's attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution by simply repeating [separation of church and state] over and over again, the phrase cannot be found in the United States Constitution,” he said in a statement. more >>
From time to time, a column in a newspaper is more revealing than its author probably intended it to be. That seems to be the case with “Myths Widen the Science-Religion Divide” by Elaine Howard Ecklund, published in the July 19, 2010 edition of USA Today. In her essay, Professor Ecklund suggests that science and religion can enter into a constructive dialogue. But a closer look at her essay reveals that this dialogue, at least as it involves most Christians, is a one-way street.
Elaine Howard Ecklund teaches sociology at Rice University and is the author of a recently-released book, Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. In her USA Today column, Professor Ecklund argues, based on her extensive research, that “the conversation between science and religion is besieged by misunderstanding and myths on both sides.”
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A Knoxville, Tenn., parent who recently lost a six-month battle to remove a "biased" biology textbook from schools has no plans of raising the white flag.
"I'm going right back into the well," Kurt Zimmermann told The Christian Post Wednesday. "I'm not letting them off the hook that easy."
Last week, the Knox County Board of Education voted 6-3 to keep the controversial book, Asking About Life, which describes creationism as "the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days," in the classrooms. more >>
Two fossils that were discovered in South Africa nearly two years ago are causing a stir today after two articles published recently in the journal Science introduced them as members of a new species that “might help reveal the ancestor” of the genus Homo.
While some – mostly media – have been quick to hail the species as the “missing link,” many more have cast their doubts over the discovery, which some say might not even be a new species.
Some critics further say the find expands the cloud of uncertainty rather than “cast new light,” as Science claimed in its introduction of the papers. more >>
The evangelical professor who resigned from his position last week following the commotion over a pro-evolution video set the record straight over the weekend with an open letter to his colleagues.
The chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary also issued a statement to make it clear to the public that the multi-site school did not force Dr. Bruce Waltke to resign but had accepted the resignation that the professor, himself, had initiated.
“The RTS community and I want to readily and sincerely confirm our deep and abiding affection for Bruce Waltke,” RTS Chancellor Ric Cannada wrote in his statement Sunday. more >>
A vote on whether to remove a biology textbook that describes creationism as "the biblical myth" from Knoxville, Tenn., schools was tabled for another month.
After hearing a number of parents and educators address their concerns over the book, the Knox County Board of Education decided on Wednesday to postpone its vote in order to study and discuss the issue further.
At the heart of the controversy is a phrase in the book, Asking About Life, that Farragut High School parent Kurt Zimmermann found to be biased towards Christianity. more >>