evolution and education

The Anti-Science Lobby Strikes Again

Apparently, the anti-evolution forces have joined up with the climate denialists.  The NY Times reports that state governments are already taking action to ensure that their students remains as ignorant about climate science as evolution.  The Times explains: In Louisiana, a law passed in 2008 says the state board of education may assist teachers in …


Don’t Know Much Biology

As a famous biologist once said, “without evolution nothing in biology makes sense.”   And biological science  is obviously basic to a lot of environmental policy. Thus, it is dismaying to learn that only four out of ten Americans believe in evolution.  Trying to understand environmental policy without believing in evolution is like trying to understand …