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Science in Berkeley, it’s a white thing

Several readers have pointed me to this development at Berkeley High School: Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students. The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by…

The Economist has a review up of a book about Richard Dawkins’ influence, The Selfish Genius: How Richard Dawkins Rewrote Darwin’s Legacy. But it would really be nice to know who wrote something like this: Her argument that the selfish-gene model is being superseded by other forms of evolutionary explanation relies on an overinterpretation of…

Science & liberalism

Faith in science and social conservatism: Except for crime and gun control, faith in science is associated with socially liberal positions. For guns and crime, the direction of the relationship is liberal, but the relationships are not statistically significant. I’ve dug through the GSS on this and this seems about right. Even on topics where…