"In the News" is much like the "Book Nook" forum: - Feel free to post your related news items - Feel free to discuss the news items that get posted
These news items should be things related to the creation / evolution debate: new scientific findings, articles about ID, education and creation / evolution news, etc. Government issues, hurricane issues and the like should still be put in the Coffee House. In the meantime, I'll try and sort through some of the Coffee House threads and to move appropriate existing threads to this new forum
I'm going to keep everything pretty flexible to start with and see how things go. I'll update here if I think anything needs to change!
What about issues related to science vs. religion but not specifically evolution vs. creation, like Big Bang?"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."-George W. Bush, Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 20, 2005.
Since we have a "Cosmology" forum, I think it's related (enough) to the creation / evolution debate to include. So, yes, let's put 'em in there!
Just to be clear, I'm not looking to create an authorative "archive" of news stories on any particular topic; just to have a forum where people can post and discuss news items they find interesting. We just haven't had a specific place to do it; now we do!
Thanks for the question berberry.
AbE: change into admin mode
This message has been edited by AdminBen, Friday, 2005/09/30 10:15 AM
I've begun moving some relevant threads to the "In The News" forum. Sorry for the mess it's making. I'll do a few more in the "off-hours" (i.e. I'm willing to sacrifice the European's viewing pleasure to appease the Americans here ;))
At the All Forums page, the aim of the "In The News" forum is quite specific:
What's going on in the world of Creation vs. Evolution? This is a forum of recent news items related to the debate.
Understandably, this information tends to not be seen. Thus we sometimes have new "In The News" topics that have nothing to do with the creation/evolution debate, that should be going to the "Coffee House" forum.
To clarify the intended function of the forum, the forum name is going to be changed to "In The News (Creation/Evolution only)".
Hi Ben. Is this going to create a problem with other forums in which a poster cites a news item for support of a given position and because the link item is in the news there may rise the question as to whether the link is or is'nt on topic relative to the other forum. I'm thinking that might not be a biggy, unless members, including admins make it that by getting picky. Gravity is God's glue that holds his universe together.
Thanks for the idea. It's a valid concern. So far, I haven't run across this happening.
In the worst case, if somebody claims that some new item is off-topic simply because it's not in the same forum as the thread they're currently writing, you can always copy / paste the link of the original news item. Since the link to the original news item is always an external source, hopefully the poster will actually go and read the content and determine from that whether the news item is on topic or not.
If you do see this pop up, please let me know either here (in this thread) or via email.
AbE: Changed to admin mode. :(
This message has been edited by AdminBen, Monday, 2006/01/02 01:16 PM
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