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Is the future of science education in danger? listen

02/10/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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An anthropologist warns Florida has laws that are a back-door entrance to teaching creationist theory in schools. At a lecture Thursday night in Tampa as part of USF’s Darwin Day celebration, Eugenie Scott says that’s hurting the quality of science education in the state.

Students, professors and the public filled nearly every seat in USF’s Fine Arts Hall. Jamie Delgato was one student in attendance.

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Defending evolution

02/09/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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There's no doubt that backers of creationism would like to be able to present their views in public schools. But for more than two decades scientists have been trying to keep the wall of separation protecting science classes in K-12 education from backers of creationism. Our guest is Eugenie Scott who is director of the National Center for Science Education. Scott is a leader in the movement of scientists and educators against the teaching of creationism and intelligent...

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