Monthly Archives: March 2007
Florida Museum conducted a study saying that only 31 percent of visitors to at least one of six participating museums could accurately explain natural selection, a key part of evolution. Apparently, one thing that stops some people cold is not comprehending the vast … Continue reading
As the bioscience career field picks up speed worldwide and right here in Florida, it becomes more and more important to cultivate our own future scientists. The Scripps Research Institute knows that and is actively working hard to get into … Continue reading
The Creation Museum in Kentucky is getting a lot of attention as it nears completion. Everything about it is so horribly wrong, but the thing that stuck out to the most to me is the naked aggression shown here: There … Continue reading
Yesterday I posted about Cheri Yecke’s desire to be Florida education commissioner. A commenter at Pharyngula reminded me of a post done a few years back at our old blog site about Minnesota’s fight over the state science standards when … Continue reading
I was turned on to this blog about Damaris Sarria working toward her dream of shooting into space by this newspaper article. The blog definitely looks worth following.
I had missed this news tidbit a while back. A couple of people have declined to step into the Florida education commissioner job. One person eager to jump in, though, is Cheri Yecke. On the other side of the equation, … Continue reading
March 23-24, FSU is hosting a conference themed: 150 Years on the Origin of Species. Presenters will be: Naomi Beck(University of Chicago) Dame Gillian Beer (University of Cambridge) Peter J. Bowler (The Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.) John Brooke (University of … Continue reading