Monthly Archives: January 2014

New State Board of Education Member: no evolution

This week our governor appointed a new member to the state Board of Education: Gov. Rick Scott has made his next pick for the state Board of Education: citrus grower and former Highlands County School Board Chairman Andy Tuck. We … Continue reading

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Teaching Creationism is Rife in Florida Schools

Twelve days ago activist Zack Kopplin wrote a long piece for Slate about how Texas’s “charter schools” (special schools that are supported by state money), particularly those using the Responsive Education Solutions system, are openly teaching  creationism. It is, of … Continue reading

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Questioning Darwin

I just noticed that a new documentary is going to be starting on HBO next month entitled “Questioning Darwin” It seems to be viewed not only from a scientific perspective but also from a religious one  Information and the trailer … Continue reading

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Almost time for Going Ape!

Look at who is in the University Press of Florida Spring 2014 catalog. This guy!

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Nye vs. Ham

This is a good article arguing against scientists debating creationists: Should Scientists Debate Creationists? The perpetually-bowtied science educator Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is slated to debate creationist Ken Ham, the founder of Kentucky’s Creation Museum, on Feb. 4. … … Continue reading

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Florida Atlantic University Frontiers in Science 2014 public lecture series

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science will launch its Frontiers in Science 2014 public lecture series with a presentation by John Long, Ph.D., titled “Darwin’s Devices: Biorobots Reconstruct the Evolution of Ancient Animals.” The lecture will take … Continue reading

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