How to Fix Science Education in the United States: Be Louder

Somehow, Clickhole has the most face-palmingly accurate article I’ve seen about vaccinations in a long time:



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Measles is Deadlier Than Ebola, so Why Are People Still Not Vaccinating Their Kids?

Eli Federman, writing at Forbes, points out that Measles has a far deadlier recent history than Ebola currently does, and yet it’s fear of science that’s allowing both diseases to thrive:



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South Carolina Board of Education Will Meet Today to Vote on Anti-Evolution Science Standards

We know South Carolina has a serious education problem.

This is the state where one candidate for Superintendent of Education didn’t know what the science standards were while another openly promoted Intelligent Design. It’s the place where a bill to make the Wooly Mammoth the official state fossil was laden with Bible verses.

In June, there was an attempt to revise the science education standards to weaken the concept of evolution:

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Should a Critic of Evolution Be Invited to Speak at a Prestigious University?

This August, Intelligent Design advocate (or should I say cdesign proponentsist) William Dembski will be giving a lecture at the University of Chicago:

Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, who teaches there, is rightfully furious:

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Comedian Ian Harris Jokes About The God Delusion and the Meaning of “Theory”

Comedian Ian Harris has a new special out called “Critical & Thinking” with plenty of bits about religion and science. The clips below focus on The God Delusion and evolution. Really great material:



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