Why teach evolution? – NCSE – YouTube – NatCen4ScienceEd

With a hat tip to the Richard Dawkins net for this one …. if you are in any way involved in teaching science, then these folks can help you. At the recent NSTA conference, Steve Newton talked about the central role evolution must play in science education, why biology teachers are hesitant to teach evolution, … Read more Why teach evolution? – NCSE – YouTube – NatCen4ScienceEd

#QEDcon – favorite tweets

Below are some of my favorite #QEDcon tweets. I collected them at random points during the past two days, then distilled down to what you see here. What you find below are those that I thought were cool, or simply made me laugh. I’ve not scanned all tweets, so please, if I missed anything cool, or funny, please do drop it into the comments below and I’ll add an update to the list.

So here they are … enjoy …

These were collected during Day 1

acallister acallister – Excessive rain + room full of nerds = wet dog smell. Mmm… my hangover will love this. #qedcon

lordmauve Daniel Pope – Dear acetaldehyde, Kindly vacate my bloodstream. Love and kisses, Dan #qedcon

Lee_Symes Lee Symes – Sitting beside a Dalek hopping it is #qedcon remember “don’t retreat – reload”!

MaryRPerkins Mary Perkins – Someone’s brought their pet #Dalek to #QEDcon, excellent! It’s not one made by @doctorstewie. Is it a skeptical Dalek?

xorandorx xorandorx by christheneck Arse! The joy of left hand love. #qedcon

DonnaMPage Donna Page @profbrucehood now playing with grenades. #qedcon

psweetman Pauline Sweetman – Anthropomorphism, essentialism, dead hand of Plato – this is educational stuff. Ooh, now onto Barbarella #QEDcon

shiroboshi Marc – Just watched a video of Bruce Hood blowing up a Teddy Bear

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Countdown to QED

QED (Question Explore Discover) is a two-day science and skepticism conference taking place in the Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, UK on the 5th-6th February 2011 … thats just over 4 days away. If interested … its £99 for the weekend, but they also have 1 day passes. Speakers include Steven Novella  – Beloved by skeptics across … Read more Countdown to QED

Louisiana school science – your support needed please

Note: The following has been re-posted from the original By ZACK KOPPLIN – WWW.RICHARDDAWKINS.NET Added: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 at 12:11 PM. You can Click here to go to that Original Article. A rare and welcome good news story – but please give your support if you can to ensure that Zach’s splendid work is … Read more Louisiana school science – your support needed please

The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.

There has been a set of Newsweek slides rattling around the Blogverse, Twitter and Facebook during the past few days that are entitled “Dumb Things that Americans believe” (You can click here to see the original set on the Newsweek site). From this set we learn some quite startling facts such as: One fifth of … Read more The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.

TAM London starts …. Now.

Yes the big day is finally here … its the official start of TAM London today. If you have no idea what the heck I’m on about, then check out the official web site here … as for the speaker lineup … its very very impressive and includes … Graham Linehan – television writer, actor … Read more TAM London starts …. Now.