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Posts tagged with ‘science’

  • A Scientific Habit of the Mind

    By Matt Impink on November 17, 2014
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    As the education system continues to evolve, the emphasis on STEM education must also evolve. The focus in the early stages of STEM education has been simply throwing money at the development of STEM education amongst teachers and students. Seemingly saying, “Holy crap, we’ll pay you a lot of money if you’re a STEM major,” the results have been disappointing. […]
  • Conecting the Dots: National Conference 2014

    By Sheila Kennedy and Beth Cate on July 23, 2014
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    Only 36 percent of Americans can name the three branches of government. Only 21 percent of high school seniors can list two privileges that United States citizens have that noncitizens don’t. Fewer than a quarter of the nation’s 12th graders are proficient in civics. Only one-fifth to one-third of American adults understand basic scientific concepts like the importance of formulating […]
  • Science in Policymaking

    By Admin on July 14, 2014
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    What is the role of science policy making? What scientific misconceptions contribute to bad public policy? Why are facts not always persuasive? Richard Dawkins Foundation’s Executive Director, Robyn Blumner, moderates this panel discussion with Angela Ledford Anderson, director of the UCS Climate and Energy Program, Erin Heath, Associate Director of the AAAS Office of Government Relations, and Mercedes Gore from […]
  • God and Climate Change

    By Donald Knebel on May 21, 2014
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    On May 5, 2014, the U. S. Global Research Program released its 2014 National Climate Assessment.  The report summarized the conclusions of a team of 300 climate experts and was reviewed by a number of federal agencies, including a panel from the National Academy of Sciences.  The report’s primary conclusion is that “[m]any independent lines of evidence demonstrate that the […]
  • Science in the Public Square

    By Matt Impink on May 14, 2014
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    This week President Obama released a new report on climate change with much hoopla in an effort to get some headway on the issue. He however, faces an uphill climb as Americans rank it well behind many other issues, a recent survey of Americans found that climate change ranked #14 out of 15 public policy issues in importance. Yet the […]
  • And Now, the Rest of the Story

    By Sheila Suess Kennedy on April 24, 2014
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    Yesterday, I posted the text of a speech I delivered at Monday to Greenwood Rotary. Today, I’ll share the rest of the story. Let me set the stage, however, by being fair and pointing out that (1) the subject of the speech–the importance of science and what it tells us–was the choice of the Chapter President; (2) the program chair, […]
  • A Tale of Two Worldviews… In Two Installments

    By Sheila Suess Kennedy on April 23, 2014
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    On Monday, I spoke to the Greenwood Rotary. Unlike my usual topics, I’d been asked to expand on the theme of a recent IBJ column I’d written, on the costs of rejecting science. In today’s post, I’m sharing the talk (apologies for the length). Tomorrow, I’ll share reactions. (Hint: Earth is doomed.) ______________________ Recently, I devoted my IBJ column to […]