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Ep. 11 – Evolution: Only a Theory? with Ken Miller

Is evolution just a theory? Why is creationism unscientific? In this episode of the podcast, we look at some of the common questions and problems in the creation-evolution debate. Ken Miller is the Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. He was the lead expert witness for the plaintiff in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case of 2005 that challenged the teaching of intelligent design in schools. Dr...

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Ep. 3 – What About Science? with Massimo Pigliucci

This third episode focuses on the nature of science, broadly speaking, with Massimo Pigliucci. What is science, how does it work, and where do certain phenomena fall in relation to it? Dr. Pigliucci is both a scientist and a philosopher of science, is currently Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, and co-hosts the Rationally Speaking podcast with Julia Galef. He has published numerous articles on science, skepticism, and philosophy, and authored multiple books, including Denying Evolution, Nonsense On Stilts, Answers for Aristotle, and his most recent work, Philosophy of Pseudoscience

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Ten Misconceptions About Evolution

150 years have passed since Charles Darwin first proposed his theory of evolution by Natural Selection in his legendary work, The Origin of Species. Today in America there are Christians, creationists, apologists, and preachers who are diligently striving to have evolution removed from classrooms, motivated by religious ideology and fueled by gross misunderstandings of the theory and of science in general. A poll conducted from 2005-2007 found that more Americans believe in the existence of a literal hell and a literal devil (62%) than believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution (42%).1 The probl...

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