Monthly Archives: February 2011

Commentary: Florida Science education takes the wrong track.

Here is a good commentary at the Tallahassee Democrat website: Florida Science education takes the wrong track. All students now would be taking biology, and many would end up taking only biology as a result of large failure rates (anticipated … Continue reading

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Recent stories of interest

Here is a story about a teacher who is trying to educate the general public concerning the realities of the teaching profession: “Critics abound, so Collier teacher offers insight into his profession“. I definitely applaud his efforts and appreciate how … Continue reading

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Getting evolution right in museums

Great story about making sure museums depict evolution correctly, led by Florida Museum of Natural History’s Bruce MacFadden: Evolution: A Changing Definition. Based on their original research, Darwin, Marsh and Huxley all believed that the evolution of Equus teeth was … Continue reading

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Evolution targeted in newspaper commentary

I don’t know who Paul James is, but he wrote a newspaper commentary for the Palm Beach Post about evolution. Judging from the title “Evolution doesn’t answer all of science’s questions“, it is already evident that the writer isn’t the … Continue reading

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Defending Darwin article

In honor of Darwin Day today, Florida Citizens for Science vice-president Jonathan Smith wrote an article for the Lakeland Ledger: Defending Darwin is Long-Term Effort. If America is to remain the leader in global technology, the general public must come … Continue reading

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Teacher internship, day 22

It’s been a strange mix of fun and frustration. During the first few weeks of my biology teacher internship I’ve done a lot of observing and assisting. Then I taught a few lessons that my host teacher had created. All … Continue reading

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