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Friday, February 19, 2010
Continuously Evolving

A confluence of recent changes to the services we use for blogging here at stand up for REAL science have required us to leave Blogger and make the switch to WordPress.

Don't worry, we're not going away. We're just making some necessary changes.

The new URL for the blog will be:

The new RSS feed for the blog will be:

Please update your links accordingly.

Along with the switch to WordPress, I have also made a long overdue update to the html code for the rest of the pages on the website in order to improve the overall functionality and to standardize the appearance. One significant improvement is the new "Contact Us" page that allows you to send us an email directly from the site without having to open your email client.

All of the old posts will remain in their current locations (although we also imported them to WordPress). If you currently have a link or bookmark for something we have posted here using Blogger, it will still work for the forseeable future.

This is not an extinction event. Cheryl and I plan to keep advocating for REAL science in public school science classrooms. We're simply parting ways with Blogger.

Consider it an evolutionary divergence.

posted by Jeremy Mohn

Friday, February 12, 2010
Happy Birthday!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Charles Darwin: February 12, 1809. Many of Darwin's quotes have been quote-mined over the years by creationists trying to smear Darwin and/or his revolutionary theory of evolution. (Well, revolutionary for 1859, anyway.)

But my favorite quote is the one Jeremy uses at the top of this page:

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."

Once again, the (no)Discovery Institute is promoting its "Academic Irresponsibility Freedom Day." Jeremy showed here how the DI's campaign is built on a shifty quote mine.

Someone for whom I have a great deal of respect told me,

Academic freedom does not bestow the right to actively misinform students. Those who would knowingly mislead students about science are not exercising academic freedom. They are demonstrating a lack of academic integrity.

posted by Cheryl Shepherd-Adams

Friday, February 5, 2010
Antievolution Legislation Update

The Mississippi anti-evolution bill that would have required public schools to present "scientifically sound arguments by protagonists and antagonists of the theory of evolution" has died in committee.

It appears that the Mississippi legislature's search for "scientifically sound arguments" by antagonists of the theory of evolution came up empty.

Next time, maybe they'll complete their search before they file the bill.

Hat-tip: NCSE

posted by Jeremy Mohn

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