Episode 19

Aright. So you understand the basics of evolution and you've found ways to harmonize that with your own faith and understanding. That's wonderful. Now, how are you going to communicate that to someone with a fundamentally different worldview? What is the point of communication if we can't escape our own echo chambers? Has technology made our echo chambers more echo-y? What can YOU do right now to make the world a more harmonious place? What is the best pie and why is it pumpkin pie? 

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produced by Zack Jackson
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Show Notes

Astrophysics for Babies and others:

https://www.amazon.com/Astrophysics-Babies-University-Chris-Ferrie/dp/1492671134/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=astrophysics+for+babies&qid=1574362920&s=books&sr=1-3 

 

Chris Ferrie (author of above) speaks at Google

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVomLTqOZYI 

 

Echo Chambers and their issues

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/dec/04/echo-chambers-are-dangerous-we-must-try-to-break-free-of-our-online-bubbles 

 

http://theconversation.com/the-problem-of-living-inside-echo-chambers-110486 

 

Nalini Nadkarni

https://www.aaas.org/membership/member-spotlight/doser-supports-scientists-who-connect-religious-communities

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Evolution Part 4 feat. Michael Zimmerman (We Don’t Need No Education)

December 4, 2019

Episode 18

Dr Michael Zimmerman sits down with us to discuss some of the work he has been doing around religion and evolution for the past several decades as we look at some of the cases being decided today. how do we reclaim the authority of experts? Can/should we teach some form of intelligent design in public schools? What is at stake in this discussion?

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Show Notes                 

Clergy letter project, founded by Michael Zimmerman

https://www.theclergyletterproject.org/ 

 

Court Cases / Board of Education rules

1981 Arkansas: McLean vs. Board of Education

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4726786 

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/mclean-v-arkansas.html 

2004 Wisconsin, Grantsburg

https://ncse.ngo/grantsburgs-third-try 

2005 Pennsylvania, Dover vs Kitzmiller  [teaching intelligent design as alternative] 

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/21/education/judge-rejects-teaching-intelligent-design.html 

1987 Louisiana; Edwards v. Aguillard [do not have to teach creationism in parallel to evolution]

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Edwards-v-Aguilard 

2008 Louisiana; “Science education act” 

http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=503483&n=SB733%20Act%20473 

2019 Ohio Science bill

https://www.cleveland.com/open/2019/11/ohio-lawmakers-clear-bill-allowing-students-to-turn-in-inaccurate-work-in-name-of-religion-second-anti-science-bill-in-a-week.html 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ohio-school-religion-answers/ 

Various states/years

https://www.pewforum.org/2009/02/04/fighting-over-darwin-state-by-state/ 

 

Definitions/People

Stephen Jay Gould

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/21/us/stephen-jay-gould-60-is-dead-enlivened-evolutionary-theory.html 

Intelligent Design

https://intelligentdesign.org/whatisid/  [pro]

https://web.archive.org/web/20021113213410/http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2002/1106id2.shtml [against] 

Irreducible Complexity

https://www.asa3.org/ASA/education/origins/ic-cr.htm [pro]

http://www.talkreason.org/articles/Suboptimal.cfm [against]

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/05/30/devolution-2 [against]

http://www.millerandlevine.com/km/evol/design2/article.html [invoking the flagellum]

God of the gaps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_the_gaps 

Ship of Theseus 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus