Just stumbled across this site while looking for something else, but it looks quite interesting. Thought you folks might like to hear some interesting news from the Inaugural AHA (American Humanist Assoc) summit last week.
(Here is a link with an overview of the summit: http://www.humaniststudies.org/enews/index.html?id=176)
Any way, some interesting things were reported by Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State:
- 65% of Americans believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.
- the school board decision to place stickers on Pennsylvania school biology textbooks calling evolution only a theory was recently overturned by the judge ruling on the case on the grounds of being religiously motivated. At the same time, however, the Dover school district decided that Intelligent Design is to be taught alongside evolution in books such as Of Pandas and People.
- He mentioned that when he invited the National Association of Biology Teachers to talk about creationism in schools, few teachers showed up, and those who did said that they had hoped no one else from their school would see them at the meeting (since the creationists have become so politically threatening).
…and so it goes.