Category: science education
|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.
|April 26, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News, science education|
If students knew more, they would be even less likely to believe classroom dogma
|April 1, 2014||Posted by News under Genetics, News, science education|
You must be a student at the University of British Columbia, but this may spark some ideas elsewhere as well.
|February 12, 2014||Posted by News under News, science education|
Textbook publishing is in the hands of a few conglomerates, scalping the property tax payer who is obliged to support the compulsory public school systems, however bad. The Darwin lobby helps prevent any serious evaluation of what’s in the biology books vs. what’s in reality.
|February 3, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, science education|
Increasingly generic language = there is less and less of a fit between Darwin’s followers views and the realities of biology, as known today. So it would not take much to offend them.
|January 28, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, ID Foundations, science education, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism, They said it . . .|
Good day, my name is JoeG and I would like to get something out in the open and hopefully have it become fully understood by everyone. For decades I have been debating against evolutionism and for decades I have been told that my position is “anti-evolution.” I found that strange because my position allows for […]
ID Foundations, 22: What about evolutionary trees of descent and homologies? (An answer to Jaceli123’s presentation of a typical icon of evolution . . . )
As has been noted, sometimes people come to UD looking for answers to questions about what they have been taught regarding “Evolution”; typically in the context of indoctrination under the Lewontinian ideological a priori materialism that he outlined thusly in his infamous 1997 NYRB article: [T]he problem is to get [the general public] to reject […]
“Who de cap fit, let ‘im wear it . . . ” — a (preliminary) collection of seen-in-the-wild Darwinist fever swamp fallacies
I am thinking it is time we began a collection of Darwinist fever swamp fallacies found in the wild. (Make sure to get your Malaria shot before going there . . . ) After the now standard “your’e a quote miner” false accusation and the “it’s a Gish galloper” smear of a man not present […]