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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:15 AM

 

New Mexico museum scuttles Darwin events after creationists demand ‘intelligent design’ coverage



The New Mexico Museum of Natural History canceled a series of events honoring scientist Charles Darwin after two local retired engineers lobbied for discussions on “intelligent design” to be included, KRQE-TV reported.

“It’s a very controversial issue,” said James Campbell, one of the men who contacted state officials. “There’s a tremendous body of evidence against Darwinian evolution, and we think people should be aware of that.”

Campbell and Mike Edenburn, both former employees of the Sandia National Laboratories facility in Albuquerque, wrote Gov. Susana Martinez’s (R) office after seeing a flyer for the “Darwins Day” event listing the museum as a co-sponsor alongside groups like the Humanist Society of New Mexico, New Mexicans for Science & Reason (NMSR), and the Alburquerque chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.


The events were slated to coincide with International Charles Darwin Day, which honors Darwin’s “remarkable impact on biology, cosmology, and the scientific process.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/new-mexico-museum-scuttles-darwin-events-after-creationists-demand-intelligent-design-coverage/

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Reply New Mexico museum scuttles Darwin events after creationists demand ‘intelligent design’ coverage (Original post)
Katashi_itto Mar 2015 OP
Iggo Mar 2015 #1
MineralMan Mar 2015 #2
newfie11 Mar 2015 #3
DefenseLawyer Mar 2015 #4
bullwinkle428 Mar 2015 #5
procon Mar 2015 #6
MBS Mar 2015 #7
DrDan Mar 2015 #8
lastlib Mar 2015 #9
hunter Mar 2015 #10
spanone Mar 2015 #11
MisterP Mar 2015 #12
Panich52 Mar 2015 #13

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:28 AM

1. Idiots.

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:29 AM

2. And the moron minority wins again.

We have to stop allowing this ignorant group to disrupt things, just because they disagree with the science.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:29 AM

3. Headed back to the dark ages at warp speed! Nt

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:31 AM

4. Brawndo's got what plants crave. n/t

 

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:31 AM

5. BREAKING : House Science, Space & Technology committee demands NASA implement

a hiring quota of at least 50% of candidates that believe the moon landing was faked!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:49 AM

6. At some point acedemia has to stop apologizing for science

And put religion in its own separate box where never the twain shall meet.

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:50 AM

7. very depressing. n/t

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:51 AM

8. "very controversial" . . . major head-slap

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:51 AM

9. Obviously, some of the monkeys came down from the trees head-first......

WHY do we have to deal with this STOOPIDITY in the freakin' twenty-first century???!?!?

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:07 PM

10. The U.S.A. is not a first world nation. We are a freak show.

James Campbell and Mike Edenburn are idiots. Nobody ought to be listening to them except to mock them as idiots.

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:09 PM

11. it is NOT a controversial issue, only in your small, tiny minds.

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 01:59 PM

12. I don't think they REALLY want an exhibit covering Augustine and Paley, do they

especially since it can only end with Darwin's theological acceptance by mainstream churches by 1875

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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 02:42 PM

13. Museum really fumbled it.

They cancel instead of challenging the willfully ignorant claim that there's "tremendous body of evidence against Darwinian evolution"!

The fake controversy could have been used as a teaching tool, as well as good PR for the event. Instead, they bow to religionists' tenuous hold on reality.

Shame on the museum

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