Monthly Archives: November 2007

We know what one vote will be now …

Before I begin, let me give a brief recap of what’s going on for anyone just joining us. Florida’s state science standards for public schools is currently going through a revision process. The current standards are a miserable mess, having … Continue reading

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Standards are getting a thumbs up

This article in the St. Petersburg Times does what every good article should do: talk to the experts. The real experts. This gives such writing proper balance without resorting to the “equal balance” fallacy. The paper commissioned their own reviewer … Continue reading

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Anti-science or anti-evolution?

A blog reader sent me an e-mail a couple of weeks ago taking me to task for calling any groups who oppose evolution “anti-science.” The writer wants to know why I say “anti-science” instead of simply “anti-evolution.” Here is my … Continue reading

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Space Week

Science is a hands-on field of study. Kids need to do it to learn it. That’s where Space Week comes in. Becoming the next generation of NASA astronauts was a goal on the minds of many of the 700 Brevard … Continue reading

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Evolution research in the news

For your reading pleasure, here are a couple of science-related news articles that specifically mention that scary word: evolution. Articles related to intelligent design discoveries and achievements? Zero. I’ll keep looking, though. 😉 In the first case we have hereditary … Continue reading

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Article: Creationism — Evolution of a Flawed Notion

Lakeland Ledger writer Tom Palmer offers up a very good piece entitled Creationism — Evolution of a Flawed Notion. Third, there’s the idea that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is a rejection of religion. Darwin intended nothing of the sort. … Continue reading

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Focus on the Family weighing in

An online arm of Focus on the Family, CitizenLink, is advising readers to contact the Florida Department of Education to demand the inclusion of intelligent design alongside evolution in the new draft of the state science standards. Fortunately, their brief … Continue reading

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Alliance for Science essay contest

The Alliance for Science is hosting its second annual National High School Essay Contest. Interested students can submit essays of up to 1,000 words on one of two topics — Climate and Evolution, or Agriculture and Evolution. Submission deadline is … Continue reading

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