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Cosmos 2014 is coming

This is an interesting interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, writer/producer Ann Druyan, and Cosmos Studio president Mitchell Cannold about the new series Cosmos 2014. I am very much looking forward to this series, and it is very much time to make a new Cosmos, and entirely appropriate to do so. I pretty much agree with…

As you know, Bill Nye has agreed to engage in a debate about evolution with Ken Ham at the Kentucky Creation Museum. You may also know that I suggested that this debate was a bad idea, not so much because it is Bill Nye doing it (he’s a great spokesperson for science and science education)…

Bill Nye on CNN: I think Bill is going to make excellent points in this debate. I don’t think changing creationists minds is the point, as Bill Nye says. I also like Nye asking about the sincerity of the creationist point of view. I wish him the best of luck. And not just luck, but…

I admit it is hard to imagine a National Center for Science Education without Genie Scott; the NCSE was Genie, and Genie was the NCSE. But I think I know what Genie would say if she heard me say that. The NCSE will be fine without her, Ann Reid is going to do great, etc.…

Word on the street is that Bill Nye is going to debate Ken Hamm at the Creationism “Museum” on February 4th. This is a bad idea for several reasons. First, Bill Nye is not really an expert on evolution and is actually not that experienced in debates. Being really really pro science and science education…

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has been ably run by Genie Scott since back in the days, well, the days when she started the damn thing up, if I recall correctly. But Genie retires at the end of this year. Ann Reid will take over as NCSE Executive Director on January 2nd, 2014.…

Screw You Toys R Us. At So Many Levels.

First, watch this ad: Steven Colbert talks about the ad here in his Tip of the Hat; Wag of the Finger segment. Peter Gleick goes after the ad here: Is This the Most Anti-Science, Anti-Environmental TV Ad Ever? Besides nature sucking, pink is for girls and gunnish things are for boys. Feel free to rant…

Closing Commenting

Popular Science, one of the longest running and, well, popular, magazines that deals with science has a website. Last Tuesday, on-line editor Suzanne LaBarre announced that Popular Science would no longer have comment sections on most of its pages. The reason sited was that “Comments can be bad for science.” She noted: A politically motivated,…

The EPA is providing free climate change related content material for middle school kids. You can get the material HERE. In my opinion, even though this material is aimed at middle school audiences, it is all potentially useful in high school as well depending on the class you are running. For instance, if you have…

Creationist Home Schooling Science Fair

“You will be a restless wanderer on the earth” -Genesis 4:12 Today, a few of us visited the Twin Cities Home School Creation Science Fair of 2013 at its new location. The fair used to be held in the historic Har Mar Shopping Mall but for some reason it has wandered up the road and…