Archive for December 11th, 2007

Scientists: humans recently evolved rapidly

| December 11, 2007 | 2 Replies
Scientists: humans recently evolved rapidly

As reported by Scientific American, Researchers have concluded that only 10,000 years ago, the human transition from living off the land to actively raising crops and domesticated animals was accompanied by an accelerated rate of evolutionary change. The pressure for this change occcurred because populations became highly concentrated compared to hunter/gatherer societies.  This concentration raised many new […]

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How the Internet has changed political campaigning

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How the Internet has changed political campaigning

On Bill Moyers’ Journal, Bill Moyers discussed this multifaceted issue with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  This video is well worth watching for many reasons.  The introduction includes a clip of John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech to Southern Baptist preachers to answer their opposition […]

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Huckabee the Pastor “explains” Creation

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Huckabee the Pastor “explains” Creation

Mike Huckabee doesn’t want to discuss the sermons he gave while he served as an evangelical pastor. Why not? Is he embarrasssed? Tim Grieve of Salon.com’s  “War Room” writes about the evolution of Huckabee’s “explanation” about how people came to exist on Earth.   In one of Huckabee’s early documented sermons he proclaimed: “It doesn’t embarrass me […]

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