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Science Is Wrong ... Only God Knows The Truth

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We Christians know that science is wrong about a lot of things. But if you just use your own eyes, and your faith, you can make your own scientific discoveries. And you don't have to be a God-hating know-it-all to do it.
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Night at the Creation Museum

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This amusing video shows Jackie and Dunlap talking about Kentucky's new Creation Museum, the new Billy Graham library, and Murfreesboro's own Bible Park. Plus, a sneak peek at the new Ben Stiller comedy "Night at the Creation Museum" -- must sees, all! [my favorite part was the horse]
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Futurama: Evolution Under Attack

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In this video clip, Futurama's Professor Farnsworth rushes to the science mobile upon learning that evolution is under attack in schools.

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Laurie Santos: How Monkeys Mirror Human Irrationality

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A monkey economy is as irrational as our human economy. Why do people make irrational decisions in such a predictable way? Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. This video documents a clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" showing how some of the silly choices we make are made by monkeys, too.
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AMNH Separates Iconic Battling Dinosaurs in Rotunda

Aug 09 2010 Published by under Fossils, NYC life, Paleontology, Streaming videos

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The American Museum of Natural History began the process of separating two long-time combatants -- barosaurus and allosaurus skeletons -- that have shared the same display mount in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda since they were first installed in 1991. The separation kicked off with curator Mark Norell overseeing the first ceremonial cut in the mount.
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What would Silly Saturday be without a few dinosaurs to help us get into the mood?
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Kitchen Science: Are Spiders Repelled by Conkers?

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This sweet video depicts a series of experiments conducted by a classroom of kids at Roselyon School in Cornwall. In short, they are testing an old wives' tale that suggests that placing conkers -- horse chestnuts -- along skirting boards or at the edges of doorways might deter spiders from entering a building. But does this actually work, and if so, how? The modern scientific brain might wonder whether some chemical odor released by the fruit of the horse chestnut tree or perhaps the waxy glossiness of the kids favorite autumnal twine-suspended weapon sends the arachnids scuttling back to whence they came.
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Foldit: Innovative Biology for Gamers

Aug 05 2010 Published by under Biology, Journal Club, Streaming videos

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This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org

Guessing how a protein will fold up based on its DNA sequence is often too complex for even the most powerful computer programs. Now biochemists and computer scientists at my alma mater, the University of Washington, have collaborated to create Foldit, a free online computer game where online gamers do the work.

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TEDTalks: Matt Ridley: When Ideas Have Sex

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At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

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TEDTalks: Carl Safina: The Oil Spill's Unseen Culprits, Victims

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The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.

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