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

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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.First, one asking which statement people most agreed with: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy; or Stricter e … [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: Today sees a new national curriculum in English schools come into force, and for the first time this includes a module on evolution in primary schools. The module on evolution and inheritance is part of the year six programme of study (ages 10-11). The British Humanist Association (BHA) has long campaigned f … [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 country's scientific literacy falls behind the rest of the industrialized world.However, we are wrong to say that science denial is a problem only coming from the right, or so says astrophysicist and host of the popular Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson, who sat down with … [Read more...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos, creationism and science education

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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 over at AlterNet! … [Read more...]