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.
Life & Style blogs
Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
GTA 5: Christmas arrives in Los Santos as update brings snowball fights, festive jumpers and a homing missile launcher
'Tis the season!: Google celebrates Christmas Eve with second animated Doodle
Christmas 2014: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 North Korean prison officers 'cooked prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more horrific accounts from UN report reveal
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 4 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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