Archives for January 16, 2012

Why is NCSE Now Concerned with Climate Change? Press Release Book excerpt: “The Denial of Global Warming” (from “Merchants of Doubt”)

Here is a press release that will be distributed shortly: NCSE TACKLES CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL A new initiative in the struggle for quality science education OAKLAND, CA January 16, 2012 Science education is under attack–again. This time it’s under attack by climate change deniers, who ignore a mountain of evidence gathered over the last fifty…

It is no longer the case that science teachers and concerned parents only need to worry about creationists invading US classrooms, via personal intrusion (by parents, students, or creationist teachers) or by legislation or regulation. Increasingly climate change denialism is being shoved into science classes by the usual nefarious forces. This is not really new.…

SOPA Dead (for now) But PIPA is Not

According to the examiner: In a surprise move today, Representative Eric Cantor(R-VA) announced that he will stop all action on SOPA, effectively killing the bill. This move was most likely due to several things. One of those things is that SOPA and PIPA met huge online protest against the bills. Another reason would be that…

Research using lab rats or mice funded by the NIH is regulated by a set of guidelines that have very recently been upgraded. Mother rats and mice with litters are now recommended to have more room than current guidelines require. The new guidelines are not hard and fast rules, but researchers are concerned that not…