Monthly Archives: February 2009

Reading between the lines

New Scientist magazine has an article up: How to spot a hidden religious agenda. As creationists in the US continue to lose court battles over attempts to have intelligent design taught as science in federally funded schools, their strategy has … Continue reading

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Press Release: “Critical Analysis” bill

Florida Citizens for Science Press Release: “Critical Analysis” Bill Undermines Florida Science Education Florida Citizens for Science is disappointed that Senator Stephen Wise has chosen to waste the valuable time of his fellow legislators and possibly deepen a school district’s … Continue reading

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“Critical analysis” bill filed by Wise today

All that bluster about mandating intelligent design creationism was much ado about nothing, I guess. Today, Senator Stephen Wise filed SB 2396: Educational Instruction; Requires that the instructional staff of a  public school teach a thorough presentation and critical analysis … Continue reading

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Florida’s Greatest Menace V: Brainwashing Students

(This is the fifth part in the Florida’s Greatest Menace series. For an introduction to the series, go here.) A new leader Waging a battle against the teaching of evolution has but one requirement: a leader with a fire in … Continue reading

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Earliest Human Footprints Discovered

Ancient footprints found at Rutgers’ Koobi Fora Field School show that some of the earliest humans walked like us and did so on anatomically modern feet 1.5 million years ago. Published as the cover story in the Feb. 27 issue … Continue reading

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Proposal Misses the Mark

Our friend Paul Cottle had a piece published in the Florida Times-Union a while ago, but the paper had sliced and diced his work quite a bit. So, I’m posting here Paul’s original submission for your reading pleasure. —————————- Senator … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

— Iowa is contending with their own “Evolution Academic Freedom Act“. Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more of these things out there this year? Some representatives from Iowa’s regent universities are calling for the … Continue reading

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Tonight in Jacksonville

Florida Community College at Jacksonville offers a Scholars’ Roundtable with Michael Ruse, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy and Zoology at Florida State University. Subject: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design. 7 p.m. tonight at Florida Community College South Campus Nathan H. Wilson Center … Continue reading

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