Imagine yourself as a graduate student doing research in one of the natural sciences.
Former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal writes about the lack of diversity in thought at universities, mentioning intelligent design.
For science reporters, misinformation on a hot story was “Too good to check.”
A new paper in the journal Science reports results of a survey of how science teachers cover evolution. Titled “Defeating Creationism in the Courtroom, But Not in the Classroom,” the paper laments that more teachers aren’t pushing neo-Darwinian evolution in a dogmatic fashion, even attacking one teacher who dared to suggest, “Students should make up […]
The documentary Expelled keenly observes that scientific ideas begin in the academy, but if they’re to get out to the people, they must pass through a series of barriers and “checkpoints,” which means they can be hindered or stopped at any point along the way. In the film, the first checkpoint is the academy, which […]