Monthly Archives: July 2010

Creationism in Louisiana schools?

“Louisiana School Board might OK teaching creationism.” Yes, that is actually a real headline in today’s news. Benton said that under provisions of the Science Education Act enacted last year by the Louisiana Legislature, schools can present what she termed … Continue reading

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This and that

— Two Florida events are signed on so far for the USA Science & Engineering Festival: Citizen Science Symposium Satellite Fest Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center 2010-10-23 Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center 4202 24th St SE Ruskin, Florida 33570 Jax … Continue reading

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Opening Salvo from the Discovery Institute

Why should we not be surprised to see the (first of many) criticisms of the new National Science Standards? Number one to jump on the band wagon, our old friend Casey Luskin at the Discovery Institute who calls the inclusion of evolution, “dogmatic and inaccurate“. He also … Continue reading

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New national science standards in the works

Following in the footsteps of the states-led common core standards effort in math and English (but not directly associated with that effort), the National Research Council just released a “conceptual framework” document for a future draft of the next generation … Continue reading

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Yet another survey

A survey was published earlier this year detailing Americans’ attitudes toward science in conjunction with their religious beliefs (download pdf here). The section on evolution is devoid of any real surprises. Jerry Coyne summarizes the results nicely, so I’ll just … Continue reading

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Be Aware

As a diversified organization the Florida Citizens for Science must remain neutral on political issues,however.  Currently there are many elections taking place through out the state for County School Board Representatives. It would be wise for us to follow those candidates … Continue reading

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