It’s time for letters to the editor. Pick you closest paper and fire off responses today to the various articles about yesterday’s science standards public forum. Don’t do it tomorrow. Do it today!
Lakeland Ledger — Science experts countered that theory has a different meaning in the biological world.
“It is a theory just like the theory of gravity,” said Chris Parkinson, a biology professor at the University of Central Florida. “It is all about testing hypotheses.”
Orlando Sentinel — They came from one end of Florida to the other, and with views on evolution as far apart as the 800 miles that separate the Keys from the Panhandle.
St. Petersburg Times — Opponents of the state’s proposed new science standards turned out in force Monday, encouraging education officials – in the last public hearing before next week’s vote – to take a more skeptical view of evolution.
Bradenton Herald — “That is a grave disservice to our students,” she said, after a Manatee County school board meeting on Monday night. “There is so much misinformation.”
If you see any more articles, let me know. Wesley Elsberry has some good insight into this issue.