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Baseball writer suspended from Twitter by ESPN after defending evolution against famous pitcher

I got this from a gazillion readers, but the first two to inform me were Jason and Scott, with thanks to all the rest. But the story isn’t pretty.   468 more words

Evolution

What Students Really Need to Hear

It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.   882 more words

DaynaJD reblogged this on Musings of a Science Teacher and commented:

I just said the same thing to my classes today because they didn't do some homework. The point wasn't that they didn't do their homework. The point was that they didn't even try because it was "too hard". That thought drives me nuts! As I told me students: Step up and figure it out. Life's hard, get a helmet.  This essay is exactly what I wanted my students to hear.  The point of school isn't the academics, although those are good things to know, the point is to step up and learn to overcome difficulties.  Thanks for writing it. :)

Creativity streaming is the real disease science needs to tackle

Last week a man in America went home, after a protracted battle with leukaemia it was HIV that finished it off. He is in remission. 850 more words

Current Events

What is evidence? Thinking about Serial and science

What is evidence? In science, usually we think of evidence as a collection of the observations, measurements, and results of data analysis from an investigation of a phenomenon. 619 more words

NaBloPoMo

Comments on Deslauriers "Improved learning in a large-enrollment physics class".

The role of traditional teaching is taking a beating from some/many quarters in HE. Often the evidence against traditional teaching is from educational research which by the standards of a typical scientist, is rather questionable. 1,165 more words

Higher Education

Looking closely for science

You probably don’t think about science when you’re poring over a Where’s Waldo? book, but in the upcoming book Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist, Chad Orzel spends a whole chapter connecting seek-and-find books like… 214 more words

Books For Kids