Monthly Archives: November 2009

Florida end-of-course exams

The Orlando Sentinel has a story up about Florida’s attempt to introduce end-of-course exams. Paul Cottle’s efforts on behalf of science education are mentioned: About 100 Florida science professors think Florida isn’t doing enough if a biology exam is the … Continue reading

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More news on Comfort’s trash

A Christian publication called Chrisma ran a lazy article about the book distribution. The publication couldn’t be bothered with, oh, I don’t know, maybe going out and actually reporting by talking to folks at the targeted schools. No, the “reporter” … Continue reading

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Florida students are pretty much last in the nation for science

Last in the nation. That’s one of the “take home” points made in a slide show created by the Florida Department of Education and obtained by they Orlando Sentinel’s School Zone education blog. To see the 55-slide presentation, head over to … Continue reading

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Comfort’s trash makes the news

Darwin book with creationist spin passed out at Univ. of Florida.  Some of the reactions were priceless: “I just said, ‘OK, have a good day’ and walked away.” “It was very confusing because I thought it was a Charles Darwin … Continue reading

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Becoming Human Part 3

The last episode in the “Nova” series “Becoming Human” airs tonight. In “Last Human Standing,” NOVA examines the fate of the Neanderthals, our European cousins who died out as modern humans spread from Africa into Europe during the Ice Age.  … Continue reading

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This n that

Florida Race to the Top ideas include science end of course exams. http://bit.ly/3fHTRW Science teacher fired over sexual “Florida got excited” remark. http://bit.ly/2m8b7E Digital Atlas of Marine Species & Locations, a 1st-of-its-kind database, unveiled this week at NSTA Convention. http://damsl.org/ … Continue reading

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher About Intelligent Design

A few years ago, Jonathan Wells came up with his 10 questions to ask your biology teacher — they were largely drawn from his book “Icons of Evolution” and were promptly rebutted by the NCSE. Now Dembski and some guy … Continue reading

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Nova Series “Becoming Human” Part Two Updated

Nova’s new three part special “Becoming Human” part two airs tonight.  Part 2. “Birth of Humanity”, profiles the early species of humans. In “Birth of Humanity,” the second part of the three-part series “Becoming Human,” NOVA investigates the first skeleton that … Continue reading

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