13% of Science Teachers Are Creationists

You want some depressing news about the American education system? (Is there any other kind?) Here you go: The majority of high school biology teachers don’t take a solid stance on evolution with their students, mostly to avoid conflicts, and fewer than 30 percent of teachers take an adamant pro-evolutionary stance on the topic, a [Read More...]

The Big Beginning

Stephen Hawking + Richard Dawkins + Carl Sagan + Tara Shears + Neil deGrasse Tyson + Auto-Tune = the latest Symphony of Science! I’m sure these videos reach an audience that wouldn’t normally listen to scientists, but I would watch this even without the auto-tune. These are some of the finest science communicators in recent [Read More...]

John Freshwater Finally Fired

John Freshwater, the Creationism-spewing science teacher who branded his students with a cross, has finally — finally! — been fired. In his wake, he leaves several students who are very likely undereducated when it comes to basic science and a $900,000 bill. The dismissal should’ve happen a long time ago. But the administrators just looked [Read More...]

Oklahoma State Senator Josh Brecheen Wants Public Schools to Teach Creationism

For Christmas, I give you another church/state battle: Oklahoma State Senator Josh Brecheen wants to introduce a bill next year that will hamper the teaching of evolution: Senator Brecheen says children should be given all the facts when it comes to evolution. … The senator says he supports having creationism — the belief that God [Read More...]

4 in 10 Americans Are Completely Delusional About Evolution

According to a new poll from Gallup, 40% of Americans believe in strict Creationism — that a god created us in our present form under 10,000 years ago. Amazingly, this represents an improvement over past years when the number was 44% (2008) and 46% (2006). Meanwhile, the number of people who live in reality is [Read More...]