New chart shows church member’s acceptance of evolution and climate change

Josh Rosenau over at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has compiled a great chart using Pew Research data that shows different religious groups and their acceptance or denial of certain scientific theories, mostly evolution and climate change.
What Josh found was fascinating. He focused on 2 questions on the Pew study. [Read more…]

The United States has a lot to learn about teaching evolution from Britain

The US could take a hint from Britain and make the teaching of evolution mandatory in all public schools.

A statement from the British Humanist Association states of the new British law: [Read more…]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on liberal science denial and GMOs

Science denial is a major epidemic in the US, public policy is suffering while the Republican Party refuses to accept climate change, religious groups are fighting to inject creationism into the classroom all the while the countries scientific literacy falls behind the rest of the industrialized world. [Read more…]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos, creationism and science education

In what was an absolute dream come true I was able to interview Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson earlier this week and I turned that interview into a new article that is now live on AlterNet. In the interview we discuss creationism, Ken Ham, Cosmos and of course his role as a science educator. Have a [Read More…]