Malala Honored With Peace Prize in Netherlands
Sep 7, 2013

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, was honored Friday with the Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting education for girls in her homeland.   The 16-year-old said she accepted the prize in the historic Knights’ Hall in The Hague “on behalf of all of the children in the …

Why I don’t believe in science…and students shouldn’t either
Sep 6, 2013

As I have been preparing for my last post on SciEd, I’ve reflected on why I became a science educator to begin with.  And I realize it’s because I strongly believe that knowledge is an important tool to improve our lives and it should be shared with others.  This is strange however, because even though …

Young Students Against Bad Science
Sep 3, 2013

Your parents may have had to walk uphill, both ways, to get to school. But as ideological warfare threatens the teaching of climate science and evolution in many schools, it is clear that today’s students face their own obstacles on the road to a respectable science education — and some are speaking out. For his …

Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools
Sep 3, 2013

Eugenie C. Scott’s journey to the front lines of the evolution wars began in 1974, when James Gavan, a physical anthropologist at the University of Missouri, accepted an invitation to debate Duane Gish, a biochemist and a leader in the creationist movement. At the time, Dr. Scott was a newly minted professor of physical anthropology …

Dodging the God Squad
Sep 1, 2013

I'm an atheist, but I've never revealed that to anyone in all my years as a faculty member because my spouse is a senior college administrator. I've spent most of my professional life avoiding the subject of religion. I can't tell anyone because it is risky for top administrators, or their partners, to publicly identify …

Textbook Battle in Texas
Aug 31, 2013

The Texas State Board of Education has nominated several well-known creationists to review high school biology textbooks. Our friends at the amazing and indefatigable Texas Freedom Network have written with alarmabout this developing situation. The state board, after hearing from their reviewers, will vote this November to adopt certain science textbooks for Texas’ vast market. Such …

Bill Nye: Firebrand for Science – Aims to Change the World
Aug 30, 2013

In recent years, Bill Nye has emerged as a fearless voice against climate change deniers. The Science Guy has gone from taking on science lessons for children to taking on pundits on cable television on climate change, evolution and science in general. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/15dp71I Written By: NY Timescontinue to source article at youtube.com

Christian School With Creationist ‘Science’ Quiz Closing Down For Financial Reasons
Aug 30, 2013

Blue Ridge Christian Academy, the school that made headlines after one of its creationist "science" quizzes was posted online, is officially closing down, according to the Travelers Rest Tribune. The private, religious South Carolina school received attention in April when one of its science quizzes was posted on Reddit and subsequently went viral. The quiz, which was meant for …

Good Minds Suggest—Richard Dawkins’s Favorite Life-Changing Books
Aug 29, 2013

Viral phenomena such as Gangnam Style and Grumpy Cat may not be quite what Richard Dawkins had in mind when he coined the term "meme" in his 1976 best seller, The Selfish Gene.  As well known for his innovative work on the subject of natural selection as his vehement advocacy of atheism, the former Oxford professor is also the author …

Promoting science and logic? Look to the non-logical
Aug 22, 2013 · 10 

Most of the time, those of us who want to promote a science- and logic-based view of the world have a straightforward method for doing so. We use science and logic. And, why wouldn’t we? If our goal is, for example, to show climate change deniers they are wrong, the best way to do so …

Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Threat to Triangle Freethought Society and Sophia for the short documentary “Sophia Investigates The Good News Club” by Scott Burdick
Feb 20, 2013 · 30 

Child Evangelism Fellowship is attempting to censor Scott Burdick’s documentary “Sophia Investigates The Good News Club” and have it removed from his YouTube channel. We encourage everyone to write to the sponsors of the Good News Spectacular, scheduled for August 24th, 2013 and ask them to remove their sponsorship from the event as they may not know the insidious …

Podcast with Katherine Stewart – Richard Dawkins, Katherine Stewart, & more speaking in Colorado
Feb 13, 2013 · 42 

Updated 21 Feb- Are Good News Clubs Good for Our Children? Feb 27 Colorado Springs, Feb 28 Denver, Colorado. Buy tickets now! Update 18-Feb  Interview with Richard Dawkins and Katherine Stewart by the Mile High Sanity Project – Denver Colorado Promo taken from the interviews Richard DawkinsKatherine Stewart27-Feb Colorado Springs 7pm Colorado College 28-Feb Denver 7pm Colorado …