Just a couple of quick pieces from various news organs for your enjoyment...
- From the Irish Independent, a wonderful little piece called Our Lack of Basic Science Beggars Belief. This is the sort of passionate, eloquent short article that everyone needs to read.
- From the Grand Junction, Colorado Free Press, a short piece called The Evolution Enigma, which cites the wonderful book by Donald R Prothero, Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters in making a broader case for evolutino education in Colorado, and specifically in the (apparently quite religious) city of Grand Junction. Prothero's book is a compelling and entertaining read which I'm going to review once I have finished it, and I'd urge anyone remotely interested in this topic to pick up a copy.
- From the Brisbane Courier Mail, the story of a dream supernova find for amateur astronomer. Thankfully, astronomy remains one of the sciences in which dedicated amateur observers can still do real useful work and make important discoveries. Congratulations to Mr Peter Marples - your dedication (and your A$7,000 telescope!) have paid off.
- And from South Africa, a new display to educate people about evolution and anthropology is about to open as a tourist attraction in Taung, where the history-making find of the Taung child was discovered in 1924.
I may add more to this page as I find more compelling or interesting stories, as time allows.