What do you give a great scientist for his birthday when he’s already got everything?
The signers of the Dissent list have all risked their careers or reputations in signing. Such is the power of groupthink.
You may already know about academic freedom bills — such as those passed in Louisiana in 2008 and Tennessee in 2012.
These abstract concepts don’t derive from the material world, yet we feel impoverished without them; they’re foundations of a life worth living.
While discussions of science standards are often couched in bureaucratic-sounding language, the impact of these policies can be profound.