Archive for January 21st, 2007

How to fight off Creationist school boards and politicians

| January 21, 2007 | 27 Replies
How to fight off Creationist school boards and politicians

Here’s a site for scientists looking for help in presenting the need to vigorously teach evolution, when confronted by anti-science types.  I keep falling into the trap that this should be easy to convince people to study evolution in light of the abundant evidence in support and the elegance of natural selection.  On the issue […]

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How to make energy a serious campaign issue

| January 21, 2007 | 1 Reply
How to make energy a serious campaign issue

In the January 29, 2007 edition of Time Magazine, Montana Democrat Governor Brian Schweitzer was asked how Democrats could make energy an  issue in the upcoming presidential campaign.  Here’s what Schweitzer said: I can do it in a 60-second spot,” he said.  “Put me on the clock.”  And he was off to the races: “folks, we’ve […]

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Alas, poor York

| January 21, 2007 | 1 Reply
Alas, poor York

There is a risk to knowing more than a little history (or religion or politics).  Learning more than the popularized cartoon version of traditional history lessons has a way of contaminating comforting myths.   See here and here. Take, for example, the story of William Clark of Lewis and Clark.  Everyone knows about the 1803 expedition […]

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What do you know about Garry Trudeau?

| January 21, 2007 | 2 Replies
What do you know about Garry Trudeau?

The reclusive artist behind the Doonesbury comic strip is interviewed for the Washington Post Magazine (here) in October 2006, and I only found it today. I figure that this fits neatly in with the recent theme of media issues.

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