Monthly Archives: May 2009

Put your signature where your science is.

I don’t have near the influence that PZ does, but I’m sure that since this item is of concern to us here in Florida, we can sure pitch in! Sign the petition. The Johnson-Sea-Link I & II submersibles are owned … Continue reading

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Get ye a Galileoscope!

Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, is helping to promote a cool science gadget: the Galileoscope! It’s an inexensive telescope being offered in conjunction with the Year of Astronomy. But Phil says that in order for production to continue, folks need to … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in Texas …

… their creationist board of education chairman was essentially fired. Yeah, Texas! But some of those arguments used by Don McLeroy’s supporters sure do sound familiard, don’t they? “A theory is just a theory. They are not irrefutable facts of … Continue reading

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Opposing Faiths Clash over Evolution

The Discovery Institute – the Seattle-based headquarters of the intelligent design movement – has just launched a new website, Faith and Evolution, which asks, can one be a Christian and accept evolution? The answer, as far as the Discovery Institute … Continue reading

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2009 Science FCAT

Science FCAT scores are out. The bottom line: fifth and eighth graders had gains, but they’re small; whereas 11th-graders dropped a bit. Fifth graders have been slowly making gains over the years, which is, of course, what everyone wants to … Continue reading

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Pensacola science lecture

Dr. Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will be in Pensacola today to present a public lecture about the relationships between science and the community it serves. Relationship issues to be … Continue reading

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Final week to enter!

The Stick Science cartoon contest is winding down. This is the final week for entries. You can’t win the great prizes if you don’t submit your creative idea!

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Dr Scott Honored with another Award

The Stephen Jay Gould Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained and exemplary efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science and its importance in biology, education, and everyday life … Continue reading

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