Judge Dismisses Creationist Lawsuit Against School Science Standards

In September, a Kansas group filed a lawsuit attempting to block the state from adopting new science guidelines, saying it was an attempt to indoctrinate students into a "non-theistic worldview." But a federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that it failed to sufficiently demonstrate any specific injuries. » 12/09/14 12:14pm 12/09/14 12:14pm

Anthropomorphic Animals Make It Harder To Learn Science

"Yum, these grass and plants are delicious!" Mother cavy thinks as she eats her breakfast. "I will feed some to my baby cavies too!" she says. The baby cavies love to play in the grass! But they've gotten all dirty! "Time for your bath," Mother cavy says. Mother cavy and her babies like to spend the afternoon… » 3/31/14 3:45pm 3/31/14 3:45pm

How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for…

For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the… » 1/15/13 12:12pm 1/15/13 12:12pm

Is Something Missing from Science Education?

If you’ve ever been frustrated at having to explain the difference between a scientific theory and a hypothesis, you’re hardly alone. But it’s not just folks without a science background who get confused over the terminology; even some science grads have trouble telling a fact from a law. And some in the scientific… » 10/19/08 2:30pm 10/19/08 2:30pm