As students step foot on campus for another school year, an intelligent design proponent has offered a few tips for the millions who will face the teaching of evolution in their science classrooms.
Tip number one, "never opt out of learning evolution," says Casey Luskin, co-founder of the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center, according to the Discovery Institute.
"In fact, learn about evolution every chance you get." more >>
An atheist college student who visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., with the Secular Student Alliance on Friday was asked to leave after allegedly offending other guests.
Derek Rogers, who was touring the 70,000-square foot museum with around 300 scientists, students, and secularists from the SSA, had earlier been “harangued” by a museum official for “making fun of things and laughing” with the group he came with, according to his account of the visit.
He was later asked to turn inside-out a T-shirt he was wearing that stated “There Probably Is No God.” more >>
Results from a recent study on the impact of a college student's major on their religiosity have led researchers to conclude that postmodernism, rather than science, is the greatest antagonist of religiosity.
Researchers at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor drew the conclusion after finding that majoring in Humanities or Social Sciences has a significant negative effect on religious attendance and self-assessed importance of religion in one's life.
"Because we consider both the Humanities and many of the Social Sciences particularly strongly imbued with Postmodernism, we take this as evidence for a negative effect of Postmodernism on religiosity," they state in their report, which was released last month. more >>
Public school officials in Spencer, Iowa, have proposed a policy that would offer students elective classes on the Bible and on arguments against the theory of evolution.
Concerned that public education has often "gone too far" in excluding religious influences, the officials are hoping to restore balance to the issues and allow for the inclusion of religious expression in their public school.
"This nation was founded on the idea of religious liberty," the proposal states. "A well rounded education must include an understanding of the ideas which molded the nation, many of which were religious." more >>
Creation proponents are distributing thousands of creationist materials and Darwin Bibles to attendees at the National Education Association's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., this week.
The Creation Science Educators Caucus is hoping to engage public school teachers in friendly dialogue and introduce them to what the group believes are the faults to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Members of the caucus, as well as volunteers from the Answers in Genesis ministry, are also hoping to introduce NEA members to faith in Christ. more >>
The controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., marked its second anniversary this past week with slightly lower numbers than its first year but with much excitement.
“We enter our third year excited about the growing opportunities the museum provides for reaching people with the creation gospel message,” commented Ken Ham, the founder and president of the 70,000-square foot museum.
“We believe God is using us to make a difference in our post-Christian culture, and we will continue to do everything we can to help believers defend the Word of God, from the very first verse,” he added. more >>