Hey, Brian. Please pass this on to Oklahoma Atheists. (not an exact quote from the link)
An"Alternative Facts" anti-science education bill passed the OK state Senate, and is headed to the House Education Committee soon. The bill, SB 393, would empower denial of climate science and other subjects in K-12 science classes, with local or state administrators unable to intervene.
Tell Oklahoma House Education Committee members to support evidence-based science education, and to reject the science miseducation bill, SB 393: http://sc.org/NoSB393
The National Science Teachers Association is strongly opposing SB 393. The National Association of Biology Teachers says, “the legislation easily allows non-scientific and false explanations for scientific topics to be inappropriately introduced into the science classroom."
Hi Brian! I'm Kris - I host the Aussie/Kiwi group here on Nexus. I'm also the media and communications consultant for the forthcoming "Rise of Atheism" Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne in March 2010. The Convention is being organized jointly by Atheist Alliance International and the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
I wonder if you could let your members know that tickets for the convention are now available online at the Convention website. We are expecting nearly 3,000 delegates, so this convention is going to be huge.
Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin and many more.
Anything you can do to help us get the word out would be greatly appreciated.
This is just a quick note to say hello; I figure that if we're going to be listed as " virtual friends," we ought to at least occasionally write on one another's comment wall. Question: does a "pastafarian" take a stand on whether real lasagna should contain meat or not?