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Statement on Scientific Literacy from a Science Teacher

Statement on Scientific Literacy from a Science Teacher

Amber Struthers, a science teacher working in Arizona has agreed to publish a statement on scientific literacy through us. She has a BS in Life Science, and BEd in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. MS in Biology from University of Arizona, MEd in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a PhD in Education from […]

If Two Pieces Of Metal Touch In Space They Stick Together...

  This doesn’t happen on Earth, because the oxygen in our atmosphere forms an extremely thin film of oxidized metal on every exposed surface. The oxidization layer acts as a barrier that conveniently prevents chunks of metal from sticking to other chunks of metal. In the vacuum of space, however, there is no oxidation layer. […]

The National March for Science

My journey started in Indianapolis International Airport, time 0500, waiting at the gate, for my flight with United Airlines (or not). My name was called by the gate attendant, “we’re still looking for passenger, Lavine.” Oh what could it be? As it turns out, I received an upgrade to First Class. Not that it made […]

The Pale Blue Dot

The Pale Blue Dot

The pale blue dot. It’s what astronomer Carl Sagan called our home planet when he viewed it from the furthest vantage point a picture of Earth was ever taken. It’s also a beautiful speech, which many agree that everyone should listen very carefully to. The speech brings about a feeling that our problems might not […]

Donald Trump & Climate Change

Donald Trump & Climate Change

This has been a crazy year and I’m not sure how it will end. I have a deep foreboding that our planet and the many species inhabiting it are going to start disappearing more rapidly than they already are. NASA has gone on record to say that they are trying to convince Donald J. Trump […]

A Sucker is Born Every Second

A Sucker is Born Every Second

Ladies and gentlemen. I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant. Is that the right word, ignorant? I mean stupid, primitive, unenlightened. You do not understand science, so you are afraid of it. Like a dog is afraid of thunder or balloons. To you, science is magic and witchcraft because you […]

Did NASA Land On The Moon?

Did NASA Land On The Moon?

  To me it’s hilarious that there are still people who believe we didn’t land on the moon, despite the overwhelming evidence. But then so is the case with many things. Some people think the earth is flat, global warming, conspiracy theories. It’s sad really.

The Problem With Statistical Evidence

The Problem With Statistical Evidence

While statistics are extremely valuable, they are also notorious for being a means that people use to make false and misleading arguments. 86% of statistics are made up on the spot, you know – the remaining 24% are mathematically flawed.- Anonymous Also far too often statistics are obtained by taking a sample from a larger […]