In response to a theoretical physicist’s article regarding developments in cosmology and the then current debate about whether the universe had a finite age or was in a steady state without beginning or end, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, initiated a brief...
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Soon Jews will celebrate Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year. This year will be 5775 in the Jewish calendar.
Rosh HaShanah, is sometimes called the “birthday of the world.” The reference is somewhat confusing, though. It does not concern the first day of creation as described in...
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Unless this is the first time you’ve check a news source today, you’ve already heard about Ardi, the ancient ancestor of Lucy. Huh? Let the Old Grey Lady explain:
Ardi, short for Ardipithecus ramidus, is the newest fossil skeleton out of Africa to take its place in the gallery of...
September 5, 2009 | 1:35 pm
Humorous story from the Sedalia Democrat about an uncalled-for controversy at a Missouri high school. The spark was this image used for its band t-shirt. Under the Smith-Cotton high school name and the evolution timeline are the words “Brass Evolutions 2009”:
Assistant Band Director...
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Olivia Judson, who has been celebrating 150 years of “On the Origins of Species,” voiced her complaints yesterday with—would you believe it?—all the attention Darwin’s been given. It’s not that his fingerprint on history wasn’t massive; it’s just that she feels credit needs to be...
December 13, 2007 | 9:16 pm
You’ve probably seen video bytes of the YouTube doofus whose question about belief in the Bible (King James version) was featured in a CNN presidential-wannabe debate.
Mike Huckabee gave a good response:
We’re running an article this week highlighting the answers to the same...
December 3, 2007 | 5:42 pm
The couch gag is one of my favorite parts of “The Simpsons.” This bit, used last night, was hilarious. If God’s creation formula included any human evolving directly from monkeys, not to mention primordial ooze, it certainly included Homer Simpson.
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The oldest and most primitive human dates back about 7 million years, according to a skull found by scientists in Central Africa.
"That's so depressing," I say to my husband, Larry. "I can't believe that in 7 million years we haven't evolved any further than this."
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
"The ideals that form the moral compass of Western civilization, the belief that every human being has value, the belief that no one is above the law, the belief that how each of us treats our fellow human beings matters -- these were all the gifts of the Jews."
So declares Carl...