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The next time your right-wing uncle tries to ruin the holidays with ‘proof’ of creationism, show him these videos

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, no doubt many progressives are dreading at least one part of the holiday ritual — trying to make peace with that one relative who rejects liberalism. Or science. Or evolution. Or all three.

While The Raw Story can’t help with everyone’s family dynamic, we can at least offer pro-evolution readers some useful videos to share with the creationist in their lives.

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Starting with the basics, Stated Clearly explains evolution itself in this 9-minute video.

“Evidence overwhelmingly suggests that all life on Earth is related,” the group’s founder, Jon Perry, says in the clip. “So remember, next time you invite family and friends over for a holiday feast, you’re actually just inviting family. That includes the turkey, and the pumpkin pie.”

Perry’s tutorial can be seen below.

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For something a bit faster, graphic designer Jurian Möller put together this animated video showing the breadth of human evolution across 550 million years:

Möller also turned the video into a 100-foot-long book illustrating the process through “153 great-grandfathers.”

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“The differences between the generations on each page are very difficult to see,” he writes on the book’s website. “But the long, continuous ancestral line goes right back to our very origins.”

Finally, we turn to a reliable champion of evolution in “Science Guy” Bill Nye. If you don’t have time to watch his entire debate with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham, then we recommend this short video on how creationism can hurt children.

“I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine,” Nye argues. “But don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can—we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.”

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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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