evolution http://wrkf.org en How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion? http://wrkf.org/post/how-do-we-explain-evolution-religion Religion is a cross-cultural universal, even though not every human being professes faith in God or some other supernatural being. Those of us who are atheist or agnostic make up 6 percent of the American population. A further 14 percent <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/">say they are not affiliated</a> with any particular religion.<p>But religiosity <em>is </em>found in every human culture and biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists keenly debate how it arose. Just like language, technology and bipedalism, religion too evolved over time. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:28:53 +0000 Barbara J. King 25379 at http://wrkf.org How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion? Repealing Unconstitutional Law http://wrkf.org/post/repealing-unconstitutional-law <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It might seem obvious…when the U.S. Supreme Court rules a state law “unconstitutional”, then the state repeals that law. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor has been trying to get one of those old laws off the books for several years now, but prior attempts never made it past the first hurdle—the Senate Education Committee. This time his repeal bill, SB 70, has made it to the Senate floor, and it’s eligible for debate there as early as today. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 23951 at http://wrkf.org Repealing Unconstitutional Law Science Guy Bill Nye Debates Creationist Ken Ham http://wrkf.org/post/science-guy-bill-nye-debates-creationist-ken-ham Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A famous trial in the 1920s tested the question of creationism. That question is still open for many people, and an argument over creationism versus evolution can sell a lot of seats. Last night at the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky, its president, Ken Ham, was pitted in debate against TV personality and science educator Bill Nye. The event sold out in a matter of minutes. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:03:00 +0000 editor 22165 at http://wrkf.org Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution http://wrkf.org/post/texas-overhauls-textbook-approval-ease-tensions-over-evolution The Texas Board of Education, which has long been an ideological battleground for the teaching of evolution, says it will <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20140131-texas-education-board-overhauls-graduation-requirements.ece">limit the use of citizen review panels and instead give priority to teachers</a> in determining science and history curricula.<p>Because Texas public schools represent such a large market for textbook publishers, the state has an outsized influence on what is taught in the rest of the country.<p>Science curricula in particular have become a sourc Sat, 01 Feb 2014 16:29:19 +0000 Scott Neuman 22028 at http://wrkf.org Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says http://wrkf.org/post/evolution-widening-political-gap-pew-says The divide between Republicans and Democrats on their views of the scientific theory of evolution is widening, according to <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2013/12/30/publics-views-on-human-evolution/">a new poll released by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project.</a><p>The overall percentage of Americans who say "humans and other living things evolved over time" (60 percent) versus those who believe "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time" (33 percent) is about the same as it was in a similar poll four years ago. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:50:36 +0000 Scott Neuman 20694 at http://wrkf.org On Evolution, A Widening Political Gap, Pew Says Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them http://wrkf.org/post/eeek-snake-your-brain-has-special-corner-just-them Anthropologist Lynne Isbell was running through a glade in central Kenya in 1992 when something suddenly caused her to freeze in her tracks. "I stopped just in front of a cobra," she says. "It was raised with its hood spread out."<p>Isbell, who is at the University of California, Davis, says she has spent the past couple of decades trying to understand how she could have reacted before her conscious brain even had a chance to think — cobra!<p>"At first I thought it was luck," she says. "But now I'm pretty sure that it's not luck. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:48:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 18052 at http://wrkf.org Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them TUESDAY: The Boston Marathon Bombing, Judge Darrell White, Libertarian Michael Wolf, Swine Palace http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-boston-marathon-bombing-judge-darrell-white-libertarian-michael-wolf-swine-palace <p>Jim talks with Danny Bourgeois, with the Louisiana Marathon, who was at the Boston Marathon yesterday.</p><p>Conservative activist Judge Darrell White and Libertarian Michael Wolf discuss another attempt this year to repeal Louisiana's Science Education act, which allows teaching divine creation theory in public school science classes.</p><p>Local ophthalmologist Dr. Pam Williams, discusses proposed legislation (HB 527)that would allow optometrists to perform certain ophthalmological procedures. She is opposed.</p><p>Joe Chrest and Jason Bale,&nbsp; actors appearing in LSU's Swine Palace production of&nbsp;"All The King's Men".&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:10:51 +0000 Jim Engster 8939 at http://wrkf.org