Monthly Archives: January 2009

Year of Science / Darwin Day in Florida

I finally got around to compiling a list of Year of Science / Darwin Day events. Find it on the bottom of the Florida Citizens for Science home page. If you know of any other events, tell me about them … Continue reading

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Where to draw the line between reality and respect for cultural beliefs

Maybe this would be a good place to draw that line: Was High School Girl Possessed In Class? Students at a Mississippi high school said a fellow student spoke in tongues and made grave predictions for her classmates for three … Continue reading

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End-of-course exams

The Orlando Sentinel picks up on my previous post about a bill proposing to do away with the 11th grade science FCAT, and talks about end-of-course exams. Florida educational leaders have indicated support for end-of-the-year exams in high school. They … Continue reading

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Teacher of the year

Congratulations to Pasco County teacher of the year, science teacher Kathryn Bylsma! It should be noted the Kathryn served on the committee that wrote the state’s new science standards. “It pays to be a nerd,” she said. O.K., so leaving … Continue reading

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He gets hate mail

Attenborough reveals creationist hate mail for not crediting God Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he receives hate mail from viewers for failing to credit God in his documentaries. In an interview with this week’s Radio Times about his latest … Continue reading

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Florida science news dump

When I see an interesting science tidbit in the news I post it in Twitter as a way to bookmark it until I get a chance to post it all here. Here’s the latest news dump for y’all! An adopt-a-school … Continue reading

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Texas updates

Still a long way to go, but there is hope in Texas. “Strengths and weaknesses” garbage narrowly defeated in a preliminary vote. Texas Freedom Network is a great source for up to date info. Time for deep breaths. One: The … Continue reading

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What’s happening in Texas

A couple of Florida newspapers ran stories this morning about the fight over evolution instruction in Texas. Sarasota Herald: In Texas, a Line in the Curriculum Revives Evolution Debate Many biologists and teachers said they feared that the board would … Continue reading

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