Science

Outcry at Trump gender memo shows 'pain,' confusion

"The administration's proposal 'may sound controversial, but it is not,' Andrew Walker of Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote in an Oct. 23 commentary." - BPNews

(Related: Nancy Pearcey - Science Wins: Trump Administration Proposes Transgender Policy Based on Biology)

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Academics Claim Their Non-PC Transgender Research is Being Censored

"[S]urely genuine academic studies and inquiries about major issues facing today’s society must be welcome, right? An open letter by over 50 British academics hailing from fields ranging from philosophy to neuroscience suggests that’s not the case." - Intellectual Takeout 

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“[T]hese scientists were described as having ‘taken control of evolution and used it for the greatest benefit to humankind’”

"Rather than showing the 'power of evolution,' these Nobel winners show that intelligent design and directed effort was needed to accomplish anything beneficial to humanity." - Ken Ham

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Christians to Science: Leave Animals the Way God Designed Them—Except Mosquitoes

"A new survey released today by the Pew Research Center finds 7 in 10 Americans support genetically engineering mosquitoes to limit their reproduction, which would slow the spread of diseases . . . Evangelicals were equally supportive of the idea (69%), and Catholics even more so (75%)." - CToday

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A Response to “Talking Science as Christians”

"On June 5, 2018, a self-described Christian and professor of chemistry published a provocative blog post titled 'Talking Science as Christians.' The author, 'RJS,' under the guise of offering advice from a career in science, took young-earth creation (YEC) to task and sharply rebuked it." AiG

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California Bill Harms Civil Rights of LGBT Community, Legislates “Questionable” Science as Fraud

California Bill AB-2943 is a remarkable piece of legislation, in that it legislates “questionable” science as fraud. AB-2943 affirms LGBT identity as natural: “(a) Contemporary science recognizes that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is part of the natural spectrum of human identity and is not a disease, disorder, or illness.”

The bill adds that an APA task force concluded “based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts … can pose critical health risks” and that change, conversion, or repair therapies “are based on developmental theories whose scientific validity is questionable.”

Since the bill was brought forward, there has been controversy about whether or not AB-2943 bans the Bible, as assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen affirmed it would.

In light of the significance of this bill and the controversy it is generating, there are at least five concerns we should be considering:

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