Category Archives: science education

Why America Lacks a Scientific Conversation

The science is in, and Chris Mooney’s politicization hypothesis is real. Conservatives, especially evangelicals, are less apt to accept scientific evidence than they were 40 years ago. This trend has been driven by ideology, think-tanks, and a media echo chamber where … Continue reading

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White House Science Fair

President Obama deserves accolades for promoting science and math this way. The best part of this is his hands-on approach, never talking down to the kids but engaging them in a conversation that lets them show their stuff.

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Creationism Is Child Abuse

Broadcast by BBC1 in March, this moment from an interfaith panel show highlights two important points I’ve covered in this blog: (1) the question isn’t what you believe, but whether that belief is adaptive to a scientific civilization (2) teaching … Continue reading

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Carbon Nanotubes

Your clothes will now be electrified. Your t-shirt will change according to your mood, set from your handheld device. Mark my words.

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CERN Announcement: It’s Official, LHC is Most Powerful

CERN issued a press release this morning to announce that the Large Hadron Collider is officially the world’s most powerful atom-smasher, having accelerated its twin beams of protons to an energy of 1.18 TeV in the early hours of the … Continue reading

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Sex Ex Abstinence

Once in a while, two stories hit the news together and you wonder why they aren’t being told as one by the media. Today, those two stories are the birth of Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston and the results of a … Continue reading

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Creationist Biology

OMFG. Tonight is a busy night, but I have to share this: I went to my daughter’s parent-teacher conferences today and discovered that her Biology teacher is a rabid creationist. She teaches the standard methodology of science, allows that the … Continue reading

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