Monthly Archives: October 2007

Crying Wolf

Sorry for the cheesy title. The Panda’s Thumb blog gives FCS president Joe Wolf a pat on the back for his recent quotes in local newspapers about the science standards and evolution. On the other hand, Joe’s quotes attracted attention … Continue reading

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Dueling letters on evolution

Two letters to the Orlando Sentinel cover opposing viewpoints concerning evolution education. The first letter takes some previous letter writers to task for their misconceptions and convoluted reasoning: Please remember that gravity is “just a theory,” too, but I have not … Continue reading

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Evolution roadblocks presentation at FAST

Florida Citizens for Science presented “Overcoming roadblocks to teaching evolution” during the Florida Association of Science Teachers annual conference. Three FCS board members traveled to Orlando for the Saturday talk, finding an enthused and engaged audience. Some of the folks … Continue reading

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Finally, a story done right

The Bradenton Herald did it right. The newspaper ran an article about the new draft science standards and the reporter did a great job of writing about the standards overall. The current standards are “a mile wide and an inch … Continue reading

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4th editorial supports evolution

We’re definitely on a roll. An editorial in the Orlando Sentinel states that evolution belongs in the state’s science standards. It’s taken seven years, but Florida is on its way to developing a science curriculum for the new millennium — … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel: Let there be light

Columnist Mike Thomas of the Orlando Sentinel writes in today’s paper that evolution is getting quite a bit of support in the draft science standards. We are moving toward intelligently designed science curriculum in public schools. And by that I … Continue reading

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Article on science standards/evolution in The Ledger

The Ledger ran an article today about the new draft science standards and predictably focused entirely on the inclusion of evolution. As I’ve mentioned before, I think that is irresponsible and sensationalist. I understand that evolution garners high interest, but … Continue reading

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In other news …

I’ve been focusing on the flurry of activity concerning the new draft science standards and its inclusion of evolution here on the FCS blog lately. But there is other interesting stuff happening out there! — Bill Nye (the Science Guy) … Continue reading

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