First of all, if you are able to get away from work and head to Orlando, then please attend the final public forum concerning the new draft of the state science standards.
Monday, February 11, 2008
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Orlando International Airport
9000 Airport Boulevard
You should be able to watch the meeting over the Internet via this link.
If you are new to this blog and don’t understand what the public meeting is about, take a moment to read this Orlando Sentinel article, which provides a good recap of events so far.
There were some Darwin Day activities around the state this past weekend. I hope to have a basic recap of what happened in Tallahassee up here on the blog tonight. Florida Citizens for Science president Joe Wolf was kind enough to write about what he saw. In the meantime, here’s an article in the Tampa Tribune about Darwin Day in general.
“Darwinism is the basis for biology because nothing in biology makes sense except in light of evolution,” Mushinsky says. “It is the thread that holds our science together.”
“Darwin’s ideas today, paradoxically, run in two different directions,” Giberson says. “Within the scientific community, they grow ever more relevant. But culturally, they grow less relevant as they continue to be rejected by conservative Christians. We now have presidents and congressmen who prefer 19th century creationism to 21st century science.”