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Roughly half of the people in the United States reject one or more fundamental tenets of science (most commonly evolution), while a larger percent, perhaps more than 80 percent depending on how we measure, would fail a basic science test. A strong majority of those American citizens who would claim to have strong feelings about…

Dear Dr. Thein, I am a parent of a child in the Roseville, MN School District. I am very concerned about news reports I’ve been hearing from elsewhere in Minnesota indicating that there are parents upset about The President of the United States addressing the students in some classrooms next week. I am primarily concerned…

Back to school: Books on Creationism

If you are a teacher or a parent you may find some of these books especially useful to: a) prepare yourself; b) give to your child’s teacher or a colleague; or c) give to a school administrator. Seriously. Each link is to a review of the book to help you decide if you are interested.

Back to school: Books on science

The following may serve well in a home study environment, or for the parent to keep up with what the school kid is doing or for the overachieving youngster to get ahead of the teacher!

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (DIY Science) is a new book by Robert Thompson. The premise is simple. The coolest thing in the world is a home chemistry set like this one from Gilbert, which combined both chemistry and microscopy: Chemistry Set Combine the sciences of Chemistry and Microscopy in…

Homeschooling + cult = NC ruling

Regarding home schooling mom Vanessa Mills, of Wake County, NC, USA: …Mills … grew alienated from her husband and parents after joining a religious group that some former members call a cult, the judge in the case said Tuesday… …Judge Ned Mangum ruled March 6 that it would be in the best interests of Venessa…

I really have nothing against homeschooling, but it must be admitted that among the homeschoolers, there is a disproportionate share of crazy people that should not be allowed near children. And, the way homeschooling operates politically, the children of homeschooling families are less likely to be rescued from their abusing parents (when there are abusing…

Global Warming: Not a Problem!

According to Texas Education Expert! She knows because she looked at some web sites!!!!!!!!! Holy Crap!!!!

Learn Physics At Home

Head First Physics: A learner’s companion to mechanics and practical physics I have been watching these Heads Up guides for some time now, mainly in the context of computer software and development. I have not tried any of these guides in IT because, so far, I’ve felt that while they may be excellent learning resources,…

Homeschooling Carnival Up

Homeschool Showcase (Formerly The Carnival of Cool Homeschoolers) #15 is up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. I’ve got an item listed in the carnival, which is typical (I often send potentially useful science content material to the homeschooling carnivals.) While you’re studying Earth science, you may want to check out Nature’s Evolutionary Gems posted by Greg…