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By TIM ROWLAND | July 21, 2010
Afforded a little extra time from finishing chores early on Tuesday, I sat with a cup of coffee in what used to be a backyard, but now, thanks to the drought, resembles an abandoned shopping center parking lot. I don't mow anymore so much as I pluck. I put my feet up on the patio table, watched the cattle munch at the round bale, saw the goats stretching out in the barn for a nap and listened to the gentle hum of the alpacas. Of course, this peaceful postcard of a setting didn't last.
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | April 17, 2010
Once upon a time, about 13 billion years ago, there was total darkness and nothing existed. Then, for some strange reason, a dense piece of volatile matter was formed. I'm not sure why. Shortly afterwards, there was a "Big Bang" and this matter exploded and was thrown outward. Even though you and I did not witness the event, this story is based on reliable information. Oh, speaking of you and me. While this debris was traveling outwards, something very peculiar happened.
January 3, 2002
Resolution may lead to evolution It's the time for resolutions. Last year I resolved not to make any resolutions. That's the only resolution I've ever kept for longer than one week. But tradition prevails. Like lemmings, we must run off the cliff of the future knowing there's nothing but air under our feet. (Yes, I know, the National Public Radio science reporter said lemmings don't really follow their leader in a suicidal pack off the edges of cliffs. I don't believe him.)
March 5, 2005
To the editor: I read with interest Allan Powell's (Jan. 23) essay against Christian fundamentalism. While I support his free speech rights, I continue to be amazed at how far he goes to build a case against people of faith. His straw man keeps growing bigger. This time, it is allegedly a "harmful social movement. " His criticisms of creation and various miracles in the Bible don't carry any serious weight. If a person only accepts a naturalistic view of the world, without any possibility of events beyond our declared laws of nature, then of course anything else is dismissed arbitrarily.
April 1, 2011
Separation of Bible from state has evolved more fools To the editor: It is better to be sold on snake oil than filled with the bitter tea of the atheist evolution crowd. Evolution has brainwashed children and young adults with exposed lies and manipulated manufactured facts and touted them as scientific facts — many that are still in textbooks being used in schools and colleges today. This, in itself, confirms evolution takes a strong faith to believe; thus, a religion.
by MATT NEWTON | December 6, 2005
Nineteenth-century British naturalist Charles Darwin's theory of evolution claims that complex creatures evolve from simple ancestors naturally over time. Mankind, for example, evolved from primates. And all multicellular animals - mammals, fish, birds, worms, etc. - evolved from single-cell creatures over billions of years. This familiar theory, generally accepted as factual among biologists, is facing challenges in school districts across the country. The Kansas State Board of Education prohibited nearly all in-school references to evolution in 1999.
by MATT NEWTON and STEPHANIE SNYDER | January 27, 2006
MOVIE REVIEW: "Underworld: Evolution"; rated R for graphic violence, explicit sex, strong language; 105 minutes In "Underworld: Evolution," the sequel to the big hit "Underworld," Selene, a female vampire played by Kate Beckinsale, hunts her own kind in Eastern Europe. She is also protecting a vampire-werewolf hybrid named Michael, played by Scott Speedman. The movie involves flashback across the span of human history to recall moments in the eternal struggle between werewolves and vampires.
By G. F. Miller | September 10, 2005
To the editor: What could explain the serious factual errors found in Allan Powell's "Faith, science and the difference?" Did the professor not do his homework? Did his source material fail him? Is he being less than honest with his readers? Whatever the explanation, here are the facts: The Kansas State Board of Education was not involved in a bitterly contested debate. Oh, Darwinian scientists vented plenty of bitterness, just not before the Board of Education. Instead, they decided to boycott the hearings and not debate the merits of the proposed changes.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | June 19, 2013
It has the smell of teen spirit.   Or at least the band rehearsing Monday night at Evolution Rock School hopes to make the audience feel like they have the stage presence and musicality of Nirvana.  Nine bands from the performance-based music school will take the Academy Theater stage at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, for Summer Jam 2013. The school, which is owned by Cindie and Chris Figgatt, accepts students from age 5 to adult who want to learn how to let out their inner rock stars.
December 22, 2012
Killing of innocent children can't be explained To the editor: At 89 years of age, this is among the worst unbelievable acts of evil that has happened in my lifetime. I'm a World War II veteran with terrible combat experiences, but this senseless killing of these innocent, beautiful small children just can't be explained and just is so hard to accept. I love our freedom in this country, but we need to look very hard at what can be done to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again.
By ALLAN POWELL | May 27, 2011
While recent studies show a resistance to some feature of science, the fact remains that this resistance goes back hundreds of years to the birth of science. Today, it is primarily in biology — then, it was in astronomy. A newly released study by two scholars at Penn State University of 926 high school biology teachers in 49 states and the District of Columbia shows some troubling results. Twenty-eight percent replied that they consistently taught what was called for about evolution.
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