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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 stolen from @johnhattan on twitter).

Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System? – um, call me skeptical on the answer to that question. I’ll guess it’ll have to compete with the Amplify Tablet.

Church, State and Bible Class in Texas – Is it surprising that Texas still struggles with welcoming all faiths in public school? (you can tell I’m a hopeless nerd because I want very much to add an Oxford comma to the title of this article).

‘Particle Man’ to ‘Nanobots’: They Might Be Giants Discuss Their Favorite Science Songs – I’ve been known to inflict Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) on my astronomy students from time to time…

Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Abroad, Survey Finds – I just keep saying “dearth” over and over again.

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P.E. Robinson

P.E. Robinson

Professor P.E. Robinson teaches astronomy to non-science majors at a 2-year college in the United States. He has a decade of experience teaching science in higher education, and providing professional development experiences to astronomers and other educators. Skepticism and critical thinking are key components of everything he teaches.

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