Monthly Archives: December 2007

Has it hit you where you live yet?

The battle over evolution continues at a fierce pace, as we discover in the Palm Beach Post today. Three new counties are now added to our watchlist: St Lucie, Palm Beach, and Martin. However, we need to keep our eyes … Continue reading

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Editorial: Focus on science

The Tampa Tribune is the latest newspaper to offer strong support for evolution in the state’s science standards on the editorial page. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection is central to science curriculum because it explains more observations … Continue reading

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Yet another editorial in favor of evolution

The St. Petersburg Times uses the Dover, Pa. intelligent design trial as a springboard to scolding the Pinellas County school board in an editorial. As the judge found, “every scientific association that has spoken on the matter” has rejected the … Continue reading

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Polk County cries uncle

Sometimes public school education decision makers are foolish enough to express their ignorance of what makes sound science. But an unrelenting pounding by pro-science groups and individuals can turn the tide.  It can be a rude awakening for these folks, but if a little … Continue reading

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Here’s why you need to get involved

Recap: Florida’s public school science standards from 1996 are being completely revamped. The current standards don’t mention evolution, but the new draft standards do so prominently. This has stirred up the anti-evolution crowd, including several education system decision-makers. The real … Continue reading

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Yecke beats feet

Cheri Yecke is no longer Florida’s K-12 chancellor. The AP story neglects to mention a thing or two that Yecke is very well known for. Oh well. At least she’s gone.

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Florida Baptist Witness is on the case

We learned of Florida Board of Education member Donna Callaway’s dislike for sound science education, namely, her opposition to evolution being taught, in the Florida Baptist Witness last month. It looks to me like the publication is rallying the flock … Continue reading

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Why can’t he just stand up for science?

The St. Petersburg Times education blog tries to nail Jello to the wall. In other words, they interviewed new Florida education commissioner Eric J. Smith and tried to get him to commit to a stance on evolution and intelligent design. … Continue reading

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