Monthly Archives: July 2008

“Hamming It Up” in Florida

Ken Ham,Young Earth Creationist, the founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. and the Creation Museum, will be holding a conference in Jacksonville Florida on Sunday August 17th through Monday 18th. Apart from the usual mind boggling topics such as:  College Outreach – … Continue reading

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Watch “The History Channel” Tonight

Ninety five percent of living species are equipped with eyes. Discover how the ancestors of jellyfish may have been the first to evolve light-sensitive cells. Learn how dinosaur’s evolved eyes that helped them become successful hunters and finally, how primates evolved … Continue reading

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I told you more was coming

Yet more archived goodies are now available through Florida Citizens for Science. Videos from five legislative sessions during which bills concerning evolution were debated are now ready for your viewing. Do you miss Senator Storms’ evasive tap dancing? Get your … Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane

It’s taken me months, but finally a comprehensive narrative of what happened during the science standards fight is all done. It includes source material and archived video! It’s a great research tool. There is also a section about the academic … Continue reading

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Tomfoolery in Texas

“Dentist” Don McLeroy, and the Texas Board of Education is gearing up to return science education in Texas back to the 19th century.This is the latest efforts by religious conservatives to discredit TOE after efforts to incorporate creationism into the science … Continue reading

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Manatee Rescue

Here’s an adorable photo released by SeaWorld Orlando of an orphan manatee rescued in Ormond Beach. More manatee rescue information can be found here and here and here. “This is the smallest manatee I’ve ever seen brought to SeaWorld,” said … Continue reading

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Randy Pausch, Innovative Computer Scientist at Carnegie Mellon,Who Gained Worldwide Acclaim for Last Lecture Has Died

PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2008 Randy Pausch, renowned computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, died July 25 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47 (b:10/23/60). Celebrated in his field for co-founding the pioneering Entertainment Technology Center and for creating … Continue reading

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Milkweed’s Evolutionary Approach To Caterpillars:Defense may be better than Offense

 The adage that your enemies know your weaknesses best is especially true in the case of plants and predators that have CO- EVOLVED: As the predators evolve new strategies for attack, plants counter with their own unique defenses. Milkweed is … Continue reading

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