– Yup, I know. U.S. Representative from Georgia Paul Broun is on a science committee and yet denies basic science: “All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell,” he said. But did you know that he’s among like minds on that committee? Paul Broun’s not the only GOP member of the House Science Committee who’s a bit iffy on the whole science thing.
– Well, I guess that the Nobel Prize itself comes from hell: The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.
– And some good news here in Florida: Future physicists in 7th, 8th and 9th grade tapped for new program, to get encouragement from profs at FSU, other schools. And here is the Future Physicists of Florida website.