Evolution "just a theory," atheists make up less than 1% of prision populations: top Diggs

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.
http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/08/24/steve-jobs-resigns-as-apple-ceo/

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.
http://current.com/community/92831935_atheists-supply-less-than-1-of-prison-populations-while-christians-make-up-75.htm

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.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/attention-governor-perry-evolution-is-a-fact/2011/08/23/gIQAuIFUYJ_blog.html

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.
http://freakoutnation.com/2011/08/28/2-of-welfare-recipients-failed-rick-scotts-welfare-drug-tests-tests-to-cost-state-millions/

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.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/opinion/republicans-against-science.html?_r=1

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