Category Archives: Our Science Standards

How “scientific theory” got into the standards

The St. Petersburg Times posted a story this evening outlining what was found in e-mails the newspaper obtained via public records requests from the Florida Department of Education. The purpose of the public records request? To find out where the … Continue reading

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Sweeping up the crumbs

The Tallahassee Democrat quite rightly praises lawmakers who passed up seeing the Expelled movie. I have yet to see an official count of how many lawmakers actually went to the movie, but I have heard from sources that the number … Continue reading

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A quick analysis

Here’s my quick take on the whole Expelled mess and the relation to the creationism bills. I’ve been closely watching the media reports concerning science education in Florida for a few years now. I’ve seen tidal waves of news coverage … Continue reading

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News roundup

My apologies for this quick news link dump. The chemistry class I’m taking now is kicking my butt. I hope to have some thoughts on the movie situation up here tonight. In the meantime: Herald Tribune. I’m not buying what … Continue reading

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Loose lips … will they sink the ship?

It took a while, but the true motivations behind the creationism bills (“academic freedom”) are starting to show. As “academic freedom” was tossed out there on the playing field it was touted as nothing more than “freedom” to teach the … Continue reading

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Sunshine Law violation?

Is the movie being screened just for state legislators in any way a violation of Florida’s Sunshine Law? Florida has strict laws governing public records and public meetings. Any meeting of lawmakers must be properly advertised and must be open … Continue reading

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Creationism bills update

The creationism bill (“academic freedom”) introduced in the State House, HB 1483, was referred to the Schools & Learning Council, Friday, March 07, 2008 8:25 PM. Our blog post tracking both the House and Senate bills is here. Please write, … Continue reading

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Florida legislature getting Expelled

Florida Rep. D. Alan Hays, who filed creationism bill (“academic freedom”) HB 1483, has invited his fellow lawmakers out to a movie. Let’s see here … what’s good playing right now that Florida’s legislator’s might like to see. Oh! I … Continue reading

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