Opinion

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Exploding tea party myths about American history

Jill Lepore's "The Whites of Their Eyes" is two distinct histories in the space of a single volume.

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Why Glenn Beck is wrong on evolution

It seems that if you want to find out the truth about something, all you need to do is listen to Glenn Beck. Take what he says, switch that statement to its opposite, and then you've got the facts straight.

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July 26, Cuba: absolved by history

July 26, 1953 was the start of the movement to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista -- and the Cuban Revolution.

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Republican Party excites scientific community

(Satire) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month could lead to evidence that would further validate the theory of evolution.

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‘The Last Station’ - we loved it and learned from it

Love, wealth, utopian ideas and looming revolution are themes in this wonderfully acted film about Tolstoy and his wife.

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Evolution: ‘Theory’ is fact

Right-wing attacks by the likes of Bill O'Reilly are exactly why Richard Dawkins wrote this entertaining and enlightening book.

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The importance of being Ardi: An emerging picture of human origins

The announcement by a team of U.S., Ethiopian and international scientists of the results of their study of the fossil remains of the hominid Ardipithecus ramidus, a likely human ancestor from the Middle Awash region in Northern Ethiopia, fills in some important gaps in the scientific record of human evolution.

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