Monthly Archives: August 2006

Tackling Evolution Challenges at Museums and Parks

Here’s a good story that shows the fight to defend science happens in places beside the classroom and politics. The vast majority of scientists agree that intelligent design (ID) — the belief that the complexity of life is evidence that … Continue reading

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Interesting opinion column

Here’s an interesting opinion piece that ran in a Naples paper. It mentions some other article supposedly published in the same paper about an opposing view, but I couldn’t find that other piece.

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Stay safe out there, folks!

It turns out that even the simplest of experiments and science classroom projects can be dangerous in some way. A few months back, the fifth-graders at Franklin’s Jefferson Elementary contracted salmonella, a nasty bacterial infection, from owl pellets, grayish, hardened … Continue reading

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Mind of the Manatee

Research on the manatee shows that it’s no dummy. I especially loved the part about not liking fish and so being hard to motivate. Does that make them smarter than dolphins since they can’t be bribed so easily? The manatee, … Continue reading

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PIGDIG

FlCfS board member Pete Dunkelberg submitted this for posting here. Creationism Now A new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (PIGDID) provides a very good catalog of current creationist arguments. The author, Jonathan Wells, is a … Continue reading

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A lifelong love affair

The West Palm Beach library is offereing science seminars for kids. West Palm Beach· The building blocks of science were laid out on the table. Baking soda, vinegar, a two-liter soda bottle, apple juice and Alka-Seltzer tablets. A half-dozen children … Continue reading

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I don’t think Pluto really cares

I just love how newspaper stories about the demotion of Pluto from planet to dwarf play up the whole personification of the solar system thing. It’s as if there is some seismic shift in planet hierarchy and the planets’ feelings … Continue reading

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Nation’s top young scientists

The countdown to choosing the nation’s top young scientist has begun, as Discovery Communications announced 400 students from around the country selected as semifinalists in the 2006 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. Florida’s semifinalists include Anne Moenning of Punta Gorda, … Continue reading

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