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March 12, 2011

House of Representatives Repeals Science

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:18 am

Rep. Ed Markey(D-MA) had a few things to say about the Republicans’ repeal of Newton, Einstein, and most university science departments. 

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2011/03/10/markey-flat-earthers/

January 31, 2011

“I Didn’t Evolve. God Made Me!”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:04 am

Clearly, we have some educating to do. [What are they teaching in science class?]  This article tells about a US Congresssman who dismisses evolution and about scary percentages of Americans who do also.  We’ve always thought the sticking point is time.  If people could embrace the colossal spans of time involved (billions of years instead of 6,000), evolution would make sense to them.  The point is that if the public is this weak on science, how can we expect them to understand nuclear power, nutrition, health care, population, birth control, climate change, peak oil,  etc?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/jack-kingston-evolution_n_815909.html