Category: science education
|September 14, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News, science education|
First, the sensible stuff: From BioLogic Institute’s Ann Gauger Homo naledi as Spin Detector: In reading the coverage of Homo naledi, as the species is called now, it seems clear to me that the spin put on the actual bones depends on the assumptions of the writers. What do I mean? Bones can only tell […]
|August 24, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Peer review, science education|
Further to Wikipedia is a reliable source. – yrs, Easter Bunny (“Controversial,” we repeatedly find, means only that some powerful lobby doesn’t like the information presented. It often has nothing to do with whether the information was accurately or adequately sourced), From ScienceDaily: On Wikipedia, politically controversial science topics vulnerable to information sabotage As society […]
|August 24, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, News, science education|
From RealClearScience: Wikipedia Wars: ‘Controversial’ Science Topics Are Edited More Often Than Uncontroversial Topics Blow us away again, will you? “Controversial,” we repeatedly find, means nothing more than that some powerful lobby doesn’t like the information presented. It often has nothing to do with whether the information was accurately or adequately sourced. Adam Wilson and […]
|July 16, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, science education|
A friend writes re a 2014 Johns Hopkins book, Creationism in Europe, “It’s nice to know you’re wanted:” For decades, the creationist movement was primarily fixed in the United States. Then, in the 1970s, American creationists found their ideas welcomed abroad, first in Australia and New Zealand, then in Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, and […]
|June 22, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, science education|
Never ends: (See also: Pants in knot: “Creationism” in Louisiana schools ) “The vocal activists who oppose the LSEA are seeking to confuse the issue, since the LSEA is not about creationism. In fact, when a group of Nobel Laureates recently signed a letter calling for the repeal of the LSEA, it is noteworthy that […]
|June 7, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Education, Ethics, FYI-FTR, science education, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
In a current UD News thread, we see how Megan Fox at PJ Media reports: >>If you want to know why people dislike atheists, it’s because they’re thoroughly dislikeable. And if you should find yourself on the wrong side of atheists, like I did by simply posting a video [–> perhaps, this] of myself walking through […]
|May 24, 2015||Posted by News under News, science education|
Here, based on this post on a remarkably pungent academic disgrace: Peter Thiel’s comments on the American university system say it all. A variety of academics, scientists and particularly Ivy League professors and alumni inherit a priestly-caste status. They are the truth holders. They are the diviners of the universe. And we must pour an endless […]
|May 8, 2015||Posted by News under Global Warming, Media, News, science education|
From John Cook, climate communications guy at the University of Queensland at The Conversation: Ironically, the practice of throwing more science at science denial ignores the social science research into denial. You can’t adequately address this issue without considering the root cause: personal beliefs and ideology driving the rejection of scientific evidence. Attempts at science […]
|May 4, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News, science education|
… his fight for Darwin-only schools in Louisiana. If so that’s significant, because the media party is sure backing him. Their ignorance and prejudice is his strength. Get a load of the cream puff interview at I09: We last spoke with Kopplin in early 2013. Since then, he has continued to campaign tirelessly against the […]
|May 4, 2015||Posted by News under News, science education|
From chemistry site Compound Interest: The vast majority of people will get their science news from online news site articles, and rarely delve into the research that the article is based on. Personally, I think it’s therefore important that people are capable of spotting bad scientific methods, or realising when articles are being economical with […]
|April 11, 2015||Posted by News under News, science education|
Had to happen: The theory of “intelligent design” holds that the universe and living beings are so complex that they must have been created by an “intelligent” force typically identified as a deity. Conservative Christian opponents of teaching evolution have advocated that “intelligent design” be taught as an alternative. Perzanoski in a phone interview Tuesday […]
|March 12, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, science education|
And why it might not really matter in the long run As Jonathan Wells, author of author of The Myth of Junk DNA , tells it at Evolution News & Views(March 9): Berkman and Plutzer’s findings were reported in the March 6 issue of Science. The report was accompanied by a photo of a biology […]
|January 29, 2015||Posted by News under News, science education|
Paper encourages us to consider that intelligent design may help us understand complex systems.
|January 12, 2015||Posted by News under News, science education|
Actually, Tyson can say pretty much whatever he wants about anyone or any group he chooses; that’s what being a science celeb means these days.
|December 30, 2014||Posted by News under Media, News, science education|
on intelligent design in the schools
|December 5, 2014||Posted by News under News, science education|
In other news, no one in North America is trying to shoot him. We just think he is dumb and boring.
|September 17, 2014||Posted by News under Climate change, Intelligent Design, science education|
He is demonstrating, it seems, that any number can play at that “science denial” game.
BA77’s observation: “many influential people in academia simply don’t want Design to be true no matter what evidence . . .”
|August 4, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, ID Foundations, science education, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
The inimitable BA77 observes: I [used] to think that if ID could only get its evidence to the right people in the right places then they would change their mind about Darwinian evolution and we would have a fundamental ‘paradigm shift’ from the ‘top down’. But after a few years of banging my head on […]
|July 22, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, science education|
The flattening of information hierarchies often means that small, independent outfits can draw level with or surge ahead of major approved sources of information.
|April 26, 2014||Posted by News under News, science education|
“Evolution,” used this way, = “magic” and we were all told not to believe in magic.