Archives for April 2, 2012

New Blogger at 10,000 birds

Suzie Gilbert is the author of Flyaway, which in turn is a chronicle of life as a bird rehabilitation expert. And, she is the newest addition to the Beat Writer’s staff at 10,000 birds. You can find her bio at the Beat Writer’s Page, and starting on April 6th, she’ll be contributing regularly to 10,000…

NCSE policy director Steve Newton explores the evolution of American creationism and how anti-evolution activities have changed from the Scopes era to the present. Newton explains creationism’s many faces, from dinosaurs-lived-with-humans young earthers to “intelligent design” advocates to legislators promoting “academic freedom” legislation. Newton’s talk will examine why teaching evolution–and science in general–is so important,…

On Sunday, I interviewed Maggie Koerth-Baker, the author of Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us. The interview was live on radio, but you can listen to it here as a podcast. Maggie is the science editor at Boing Boing, a journalist, and has had an interest in energy…

Oklahoma antiscience bill dies

Oklahoma’s House Bill 1551, one of two bills attacking the teaching of evolution and of climate change active in the Oklahoma legislature during 2012, is now in effect dead, according to Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education. Originally introduced in 2011, HB 1551 was rejected by the House Common Education Committee in that year, but…

We have tiny libraries

… in the Twin Cities. Free Libraries Hit Minneapolis Lawns: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com Hat Tip: Alyson Foster

Rosetta Stones

One of my favorite bloggers, Dana Hunter, who blogs with me at FTB.com, is now also blogging at Scientific American at a new blog called Rosetta Stones. I was five years old, and Mount St. Helens was busy erupting all over my teevee. I made it a get well card. It looked like it hurt.…