Evolution "just a theory," atheists make up less than 1% of prision populations: top Diggs
Wednesday 31 August 2011
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on August 30.
1. Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO
A transcript of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ resignation letter to the Apple Board of Directors and Apple Community.
2. Atheists Supply Less Than 1% Of Prison Populations, While Christians Make Up 75%
An article that correlates religious beliefs with the prison population in the US.
3. Richard Dawkins - Attention Governor Perry: Evolution is a fact
British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins responds to Texas governor Rick Perry’s stance on the teaching of evolution in schools by stating that it should not be taught as a mere “theory” despite the fact that a 2009 study revealed only 38 percent of Americans believe in evolution.
4. Only 2% of Welfare Recipients Failed Rick Scott’s Welfare Drug Tests: Tests to Cost State Millions
An article that calls out US governor of Florida Rick Scott for implementing expensive drug tests for welfare recipients - that are predicted to cost $178 million this fiscal year, while only saving the state $3,400 to $5,000 annually - because 98% of welfare recipients are testing negative for drugs.
5. Republicans Against Science
The New York Times suggests people in the US should be terrified by the assertion that Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, dismisses evolution as “‘just a theory,’ one that has ‘got some gaps in it’” and stated that scientists are manipulating data to prove climate change.
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Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
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- 2 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
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