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Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 02.11.2017 | Science
Clay Farris Naff

If religion were the vehicle that delivers morality, then atheists, the disaffiliated, and those who have never heard of God's laws should show comparatively inferior moral behavior. They don't.

Paige Lavender

This Darwin Day, Take A Look At Which Republicans Are Further To The Right On Evolution Than The Pope Is | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

A version of this piece was originally published on Oct. 29, 2014. Pope Francis, thought of by some Republicans as "too liberal," made headlines in...

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Congressman Urges His Colleagues To Recognize Darwin Day

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) has introduced a resolution to nationally recognize British naturalist Charles Darwin's Feb. 12 birthday as "Darwin Day." ...

Groundhog Day and Darwin Day: My Favorite Holidays

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

I would not want schools to close for Darwin Day. Instead, I'd like to see it become a day for students to study and explore the great scientific discoveries that spring from Darwin's work.

It Is Darwin Day, a Celebration of Science and Reason

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.

New Jersey Congressman Re-Introduces 'Darwin Day' Resolution

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) re-introduced the “Darwin Day” resolution on the House floor Wednesday, advancing a proposal to designate British naturali...

On Darwin Day, We Honor Science and Scientists

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Roy Speckhardt

This year's celebration is especially meaningful given the numerous legislative threats that the scientific community faces and the lackluster level of government funding of scientific research.

On Darwin Day, Promoting Scientific Thinking

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Rep. Rush Holt

We learn through the study of science that the world is not capricious, that there is a majestic order and beauty that emerges from understanding. Science leads to a more optimistic view of the possibilities of humans. For some it also leads to a greater appreciation of the divine.

Dem Congressman To Make Public Push For Darwin Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, the 204th anniversary of British naturalist Charles Darwin's birth, Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will take to the House floor to formally intro...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Happy Darwin Day! | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

Happy Darwin Day! February 12th marks the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. In celebration, I managed to dig up some little known details about h...

Celebrating Darwin: Religion And Science Are Closer Than You Think

Max Tegmark | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Max Tegmark

Is there a conflict between science and religion? The religious organizations representing most Americans clearly don't think so. Interestingly, the science organizations representing most American scientists don't think so either.

It's the Right Time for Congress to Recognize Darwin

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.26.2013 | Science
Roy Speckhardt

Unfortunately, many politicians in America are gripped by an anti-science fervor. That's why it is so important that humanists were able to work with Rep. Rush Holt on a Darwin Day resolution, which was just introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Gun Control, Religion And Abortion

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

What's the relationship between gun control, religion and views on abortion? A new survey sheds some light, while a Washington, D.C. minister vows to continue his fight against gun violence through forging a "cross lobby" for gun control.

Dem Makes Push To Honor 'Darwin Day'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) is looking to give British naturalist Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory, an extra-special birthday this year. ...

America's Darwin Problem

Kenneth R. Miller | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science
Kenneth R. Miller

Our Darwin problem is really a science problem. The easier it becomes to depict the scientific enterprise as a special interest immersed in the culture wars, the easier it becomes to reject scientific findings. We see this everywhere in American culture and politics today.

Honoring Darwin Day

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 04.08.2012 | Science
Roy Speckhardt

On Feb. 12 we'll commemorate the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. It must also be a day when we push back against the politicization and undermining of science by ideologues and zealots.

Darwin And Atheism

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Charles Darwin himself would be embarrassed greatly by atheist flags associated with him, especially atheist flags flown in celebration of his birthday.

Celebrating Darwin Day

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Roy Speckhardt

Darwin's discoveries greatly advanced the human understanding of fields as various as genetics to epidemiology and his example is one worth emulating and celebrating.

Appreciating Religion And Science On Evolution Weekend

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The clergy members who are celebrating Evolution Weekend recognize the critical role science education should play in our society, and they recognize that religion plays a different role.

Five Reasons Why Evolution Is Important

Steven Newton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Newton

Charles Darwin's 201st birthday is today. It's worth celebrating not only because of his great contributions to science, but also because of the practical ways his theory of evolution has improved medicine.

Kirk Cameron's 'Origin Of Species' Plan: Ex-Actor To Distribute 50,000 Altered Darwin Books

Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kirk Cameron, best known for his role in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains, now spends much of his time advocating for far-right Christian evangelical ca...

You're a Good Man, Charlie Darwin

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

Darwin has his naysayers. As evidence that man does not evolve, Darwin's critics point to the Bible or Joaquin Phoenix. Most, however, agree that the evidence for evolution is overwhelming.

On Darwin's Birthday, Examining Why Evolution Is True

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stuart Whatley

According to biologist Jerry Coyne in his new book Why Evolution Is True, it's 40 percent of the population doesn't accept The Origin of Species.

A Song for Darwin Day: "Creation Science 101" (VIDEO)

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman