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2009-06-30 17:50:00

Paleontologists visiting the Creation Museum at the conclusion of a convention got more than they bargained for when they found their life's work under attack.   After having a few laughs and taking some pictures, most were surprised and offended to see the way in which evolution was being  ridiculed by the museum, which some call a "creationist Disneyland"."It's sort of a monument to scientific illiteracy, isn't it?" Jerry Lipps, professor of geology, paleontology and...

2009-05-06 15:29:35

A University of Minnesota study has determined high school biology teachers often shape their student's views about evolution and creationism. Professors Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner surveyed 1,000 university students taking introductory biology classes. They wanted to determine how biology majors view evolution compared with non-majors. The scientists said their results showed the two groups' views were similar and revealed high school biology teachers influence whether college students...

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2009-05-03 08:50:00

College students' views about evolution and creationism are often shaped by what they learned in their high school biology classes, according to a University of Minnesota study published in the May issue of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Co-authors Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner, professors in the College of Biological Sciences, surveyed 1,000 students taking introductory biology classes at the University of Minnesota to learn how biology majors view...

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2009-03-24 10:40:00

Leading members of the Texas scientific community, in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), have urged the Texas State Board of Education to reject amendments to the state's draft science standards that would undermine sound science teaching. The board is to take a final vote on the standards on Friday, March 27. In a 23 March letter to Chairman Don McLeroy and the other members of the Texas board, the scientists said certain amendments, introduced...

2009-03-16 14:10:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Solving Light Books announced today that Don McLeroy, controversial Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, has recommended "Sowing Atheism" (ISBN: 978-0-9705438-5-1) by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., to other board members and to the general public. McLeroy's timely recommendation could influence the board's final decision on the science curriculum scheduled for March 27. The Texas decision will determine what is printed in science textbooks...

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2009-03-17 07:07:53

U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd , D-Conn., called for an individually targeted tax to strike back at American International Group Inc.'s bonus pay plan. The company, 80 percent owned by the government and the recipient of billions of dollars in bailout funds, has said the $165 million it plans to hand out in bonus pay is mandated by contract. In retribution, we'd write a tax provision specifically targeted to that audience, Dodd said in a CQ Politics report Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich.,...

2009-02-16 23:09:32

A professional organization of scientists says it will not to hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- which has more than 2,300 members -- notified Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal it will meet in Salt Lake City in 2011, bypassing New Orleans partly because of the 2007 Science Education Act, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Monday. SICB President Richard A. Satterlie of the...

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2009-02-16 08:15:00

A failure to grasp the fundamentals of biological systems may be leaving K-12 teachers and students vulnerable to claims by intelligent design creationists, new-age homeopaths and other "hucksters," according to a University of Colorado at Boulder biology professor. On the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's classic book "The Origin of Species" that first described natural selection in detail, polls still show that only about one third of Americans believe evolution is supported by...

2009-01-23 16:10:07

The Texas Board of Education rejected efforts to continue to require children to study pros and cons of scientific theories, including evolution. Lawrence Allen Jr., who voted against including the strengths and weaknesses language, called for the board to do better at representing everybody in the process and not just our individual ideologies, the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday. The board was considering draft language crafted by a committee of teachers and education experts who...

2009-01-13 17:36:26

If you think you know what science is and how science works, think again. A new University of California, Berkeley, Web site called "Understanding Science" paints an entirely new picture of what science is and how science is done, showing it to be a dynamic and creative process rather than the linear - and frequently boring - process depicted in most textbooks. Funded by the National Science Foundation as a resource for teachers and the public, the material was vetted by historians and...