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Creationist Demands Critical Thinking in Indiana

Creationist Indiana state Sen. Dennis Kruse wants students in Indiana schools to demand scientific evidence for anything they doubt. His stated intent is to get Creationism into the classroom, along with Global Warming denial. But what happens when the students … Continue reading

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Women in science and technology: a challenge

I just now replied to this message from the Black Data Processing Africa mailing list. How much of this did you know about? to BDPA-Africa On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:14 PM, chifu_wa_malindi <chifu2222@gmail.com> wrote: > Ada Lovelace Day: … Continue reading

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¿Español? ¡Sí!

I have copied and reformatted the following from the WikiEducator mailing list, as an illustration of how easy it is now to find OERs on a particular subject: On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 02:27, Tom Caswell <caswell.tom@gmail.com> wrote: > … Continue reading

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Grants for college textbook replacements

I received this announcement on the Internet Society‘s Public Software mailing list. The Saylor Foundation provides online college-level courses at no charge, but also without college credit. (The Open Education Resources University (OERu) project is working on creating a system … Continue reading

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“Creation Science” in Indiana

SENATE BILL No. 89 in Indiana reads, in full, The governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation. Because of the strength of … Continue reading

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Has Free Software failed?

Bruce Perens, author of the Open Source Definition, is quoted in LCA: Addressing the failure of open source complaining about our failure to make Free Software, or as he prefers to call it, Open Source, dominant in the world. I replied: … Continue reading

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Let me tell you about [REDACTED] and [CENSORED]

If you were out and about on the Internet today, you probably noticed that Google, Wikipedia, WordPress, and many other prominent Web Sites were observing the Internet Blackout in one way or another, whether by taking down their regular content … Continue reading

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