Morgan Matthew's Blog – April 2009 Archive (4)

Universe's age erased from Texas school science standards

Ever since a 2005 trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, revealed "intelligent design" to be creationism by another name, school boards that want to expand science standards to accommodate "alternative" ideas have tried to do so in a more subtle way.



Last year, for example, biologists mobilised when states began considering teacher-protection laws promoting "academic freedom," ostensibly designed to protect teachers from being fired for presenting "the full range of scientific views" on… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on April 29, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Gov. Paterson: Religious Leaders Lack 'Moral Standing' for Gay Marriage Argument

"You see, the fact is that for years these same individuals - many of them, not all of them, but many of them - who pronounced religious doctrine did not exercise it when young gay and lesbian students were being chastised for expressing their point of view. Where were these leaders of faith when college students of gay and lesbian orientation were beaten and often brutalized for expressing their feelings for each other? … All I’m saying is: Why didn’t… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on April 29, 2009 at 3:32am — 3 Comments

Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican

The Knights Templar, a crusading order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy



Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years.



The Knights Templar, an order which was suppressed and disbanded for alleged heresy, took care of the linen… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on April 6, 2009 at 6:47am — 2 Comments

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