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Texas?! ^^

""In a major defeat for social conservatives, a sharply divided State Board of Education voted Thursday to abandon a longtime state requirement that high school science teachers cover what some critics consider to be 'weaknesses' in the theory of evolution. Under the science curriculum standards recommended by a panel of science educators and tentatively adopted by the board, biology teachers and biology textbooks would no longer have to cover the 'strengths and weaknesses' of Charles Darwin's theory that man evolved from lower forms of life. Texas is particularly influential to textbook publishers because of the size of its market, so this could have a ripple effect on textbooks used in other states as well."

Article: dallasnews.com && news.slashdot.org
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Has anyone heard any news about the activity of UTSA's Atheist Agenda? I remember some time ago they had a "Smut for Smut" campaign and that it was very controversial... Unfortunately I don't remember exactly what they did on that occasion. Anyone know about this?
science, religion

A Call for Names

I'd like to put together a list of confirmed, famous Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics (current & historical). For confirmation, I'm going with a direct quote stating such or stating opposition to religion. Does anyone know of any great websites to visit on this topic or can list off some for me? If you know which they are (Atheist, Agnostic, etc.), please note that too. Thanks everyone!

Here's what I have so far:

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X-posted to atheist & tx_atheists.

Resources being used to make this list:
http://www.jmarkgilbert.com/atheists.html
http://www.celebatheists.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_atheists
science, religion

Richard Dawkins

I've been searching around online to find out if Richard Dawkins is going to visit Texas during his book tour ("The God Delusion"). About all I've found is the following schedule:

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Has anyone seen or heard about any stops in Texas or nearby?

For all the Dawkins fans out there, he was on NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday this week.

X-posted in atheist & tx_atheists
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