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
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What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
The 12 most sexually satisfied countries in the world revealed
Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
This company will heat your house for free if you have room for its servers
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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