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“Let the Students Decide for Themselves”: Or, Don McLeroy Is Full of What Makes the Grass Grow Green in Texas

I recommend that everyone listen to the interview with Don McLeroy in last week’s episode of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe. I also recommend that you keep breakables safely out of reach and have your favorite antacid tabs at hand. (Not the homeopathic ones.) Maybe also booze if that helps. …

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The character Beowulf is fighting a dragon.
Required Readings

Required Readings, 21 March 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! I hope you enjoyed your day of equal light and dark yesterday. Let’s begin today’s required readings with a little more darkness… Monsters and Dragons and Dinosaurs, Oh My: Creationist Interpretations of Beowulf – a completely thorough, and damning, analysis of creationist Bill Cooper’s bad …

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John Flansburg and John Linnell of the band They Might Be Giants
Required Readings

Required Readings, 7 March 2013

The man behind the “Gish Gallup” dies. iPads described as an educational panacea. They Might Be Giants keep bringing the science into their music. Let’s get learning! Duane Gish, promoter of teaching kids creationism, dies at 91. – by his reckoning, he was 1.5% the age of the Earth (joke shamelessly …

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Required Readings

Fighting Creeping Creationism — Full episode of Bill Moyers interviewing 19-year-old anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin and historian Susan Jacoby. Also, Zack Kopplin’s Interactive Map of Voucher Schools Teaching Creationism in the U.S. — When “school choice” means choosing baloney…and funding it with tax dollars. The Free Technology for Teachers blog — a resource for teachers …

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