Dawn Meggison's Blog (8)

The Nightmare of Christianity: How Religious Indoctrination Led to Murder

The Nightmare of Christianity: How Religious Indoctrination Led to MurderBy Max Blumenthal, The Nation. Posted September 14, 2009.



http://www.alternet.org/story/142605/the_nightmare_of_christianity%3A_how_religious_indoctrination_led_to_murder?page=entire



A few miles down the road from Colorado Springs [a home to James Dobson's Focus on the Family], in the quiet bedroom community of Eldredge, a deeply disturbed young man named Matthew Murray followed the unfolding debacle… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on September 15, 2009 at 5:06pm — 6 Comments

Ken Ham of Creation Museum lies to children in book saying dinosaurs lived with man.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/madfloridian/4602



The blog called Pharyngula posts a picture of a page from the book by Ken Ham and John Morris called "What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs."



Bible-thumping is right there at the heart of the organization. That's their whole premise, that the Bible is literally true and all science must conform to it. The Creation "Museum" isn't about science at all, but is entirely about a peculiar, quirky, very specific… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on August 4, 2009 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

Primate archaeology sheds light on human origins





Source: EurekaAlert



A University of Calgary archaeologist who is one of the few researchers in the world studying the material culture of human beings' closest living relatives – the great apes – is joining his colleagues in creating a new discipline devoted to the history of tool use in all primate species in order to better understand human evolution.



Julio Mercader, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Tropical Archaeology in the U of C's… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on July 16, 2009 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

70 Paleontologists attending a convention in Cincinnati decide to visit the Creation Museum.

A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT Peter Dodson, left, of the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Foote of the University of Chicago and Jon Todd of the Museum of Natural History in London watching a video at the Creation Museum.







Paleontology and Creationism Meet but Don’t Mesh



PETERSBURG, Ky. — Tamaki Sato was confused by the dinosaur exhibit. The placards described the various dinosaurs as originating from different… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on June 30, 2009 at 5:44pm — 9 Comments

Dinosaur find raises debate on feather evolution

Dinosaur find raises debate on feather evolution





NEW YORK (AP) - A small dinosaur that once roamed northeastern China was covered with a stiff, hairlike fuzz, a discovery that suggests feathers began to evolve much earlier than many researchers believe - maybe even in the earliest dinosaurs. Scientists had previously identified feathers and so-called "dinofuzz" in theropods, two-legged meat-eaters that are widely considered the ancestors of birds.



But the Chinese… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on March 18, 2009 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

The Theory of Intelligent Design: A briefing packet for educators

The Theory of Intelligent Design: A briefing packet for educators

By: Staff

Discovery Institute

November 13, 2007





PBS Encouraging Teachers to Violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause

Discovery Institute issues "The Theory of Intelligent Design: A briefing packet for educators"



Seattle — A “Briefing Packet for Educators” just issued by PBS in conjunction with the NOVA program Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial inserts religion into… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on February 10, 2009 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

Humerous Quotes About Religion

"Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition." — Paul Keller, American rationalist.



"Faith is believing what you know ain't so." — Mark Twain.



"It seems odd that those who scoff at sun worshippers are apt to worship a vacuum."



"The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool." — Voltaire.



"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." —… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on July 23, 2008 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

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