Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
by Tim Flannery
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Tim Flannery's Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Grove Press, 2016). The preview consists of chapter 4, "How Are the Animals Doing?", and the Afterword. Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, conservationist, and author. From 2001 to 2013 he was Australia's climate commissioner.+ read
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1) Quality Control: So much of the mass communication of evolution is dull and uninspiring. For example, the AIBS-sponsored video Evolution: Why Bother? is tragically bad — nothing but talking heads and still images. Any introductory film student could have explained to them that in film and video the primary communication takes place through the images presented. When all we show are faces talking, we communicate virtually nothing. We need the simple, honest feedback
Each controversy over the teaching of evolution is unique. However, these basic principles have proven to be valuable for opposing anti-evolutionism whether it occurs at a local school or in national discussions.
Basic Principles for Taking Action
- Don't go it alone; coalitions are powerful, especially if parents, clergy, scientists, and teachers work together.
- Local people acting locally have the most impact.
- Work behind the scenes whenever possible. Conflicts are more easily resolved when people are not publicly cornered. (This is especially true
Mr Chairman, members of the board, thank you for the chance to speak with you about the draft science TEKS.
The science TEKS on the books now were given an F in a 2005 survey of state science standards by the politically conservative Thomas Fordham Institute, noting that "they produce breadth of assertion instead of depth of understanding."
The TEKS presented by your expert writing committees addressed many of those problems. For instance, they replaced inaccurate and misleading references to "strengths and weaknesses" with a more accurate description of the+ read
Every year, NCSE honors a few exceptional people for their support of evolution education and/or their service to NCSE. The "Friend of Darwin" awards are proposed by the staff and approved by the board at its annual meeting; the recipients for the award for a given year are thus selected in the spring of the following year. NCSE usually arranges for the awards to be presented to their recipients by their family, colleagues, and friends, so it often takes a while before a public announcement is possible. Here, finally, are the Friends of Darwin for 2005.
Ed Barber+ read
When: Wednesday, July 30,+ read
When: Monday, June 30, 2 PM EDT/11 AM PDT
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