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Science education in the USA–a critical report


            Recently, the Thomas P Fordham Institute, a private think-tank focused on analyzing and critiquing the US public school system, issued a report regarding the state of each US state’s science education standards across a broad spectrum of qualitative measures from the… Read More »Science education in the USA–a critical report


Colorado health officials mulling mandatory vaccinations


             Colorado health officials mulling mandatory vaccinations | Vaccine News Daily. Healthcare workers should be obligated to receive influenza vaccinations, mainly because they can be a nexus of spreading of the disease.  I personally don’t get why a healthcare worker… Read More »Colorado health officials mulling mandatory vaccinations


Erin Brockovich to probe New York ‘mass hysteria’ case


             Erin Brockovich to probe New York ‘mass hysteria’ case – latimes.com. Erin Brockovich is really getting involved with the cluster of alleged neurological issues in teenagers in the Leroy, NY area.  The article describes the symptoms as “Tourette’s-like”, but… Read More »Erin Brockovich to probe New York ‘mass hysteria’ case


Indiana creationist bill passes committee


            Indiana creationist bill passes committee | NCSE. Midwestern U.S. states are attempting to foist creationist or intelligent design teaching on their public school students, all the while trying to circumvent the Establishment Clause of the Bill of Rights. Indiana’s Senate Committee… Read More »Indiana creationist bill passes committee


Activist Erin Brockovich looking into teens’ mystery ailment


            Activist Erin Brockovich looking into teens’ mystery ailment – USATODAY.com I keep running into this story in various locations on the internet. During the past few months, 15 teenagers, mostly students at LeRoy (NY) High School just outside of Rochester, NY,… Read More »Activist Erin Brockovich looking into teens’ mystery ailment


The dopes, I mean tropes, of the vaccine, evolution and climate change denialists


            This morning, I was reading a posting by Orac, the nom de guerre (or nom de blog, according to him) of a rather snarky, humorous, and brilliant (yeah, I think he’s brilliant) surgeon hiding somewhere in the midwest.  In his… Read More »The dopes, I mean tropes, of the vaccine, evolution and climate change denialists