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January 17, 2005
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"Ga. Evolution Stickers Ordered Removed"
Since 2002, Dr. Kenneth Miller has been upset that biology textbooks he has written are slapped with a warning sticker by the time they appear in suburban Atlanta schools. Evolution, the stickers say, is ``a theory, not a fact.''

``What it tells students is that we're certain of everything else in this book except evolution,'' said Miller, a professor of biology at Brown University, who with Joseph S. Levine has authored three texts for high schoolers.

On Thursday, Miller -- along with fellow teachers and scientists -- cheered a federal judge's ruling that ordered the Cobb County school board to immediately remove the stickers and never again hand them out in any form. Read more...

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On the lighter side...

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." ~ Albert Einstein

"Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes." ~ Pope John Paul II

The Life of Faith is Not a Life Without Doubt
What is at stake today is not simply about politics or even religion. These are just a symptom. The real issue is "truth".

Emerging Emergence, A Report on Progress (October 2002-present):
From the Active Inanimate to Models to Stories to Agency
(and Back Again)

Setting biological evolution in the broader context of change in the universe and human society.

Evolution and the Idea of Emergence
Thoughts from the Exploration and Emergence Institute 2003.

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