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Science, Pseudo-Science, and the SciSchmooze 2.13.17

Happy Darwin Day! (belated)

In case you missed it Feb 12 is Darwin’s birthday celebration. I hope you were able to do something evolutionary to celebrate. 3 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Darwin

It seems that though science has been challenged by many different pseudoscience beliefs for many years there is a much greater need for more understanding, education, and support of science. I have often said that science is more than test tubes and particle accelerators. It is to my mind, at the core of what it is to try and understand how the universe works from the sub-atomic to the entire universe. It is an adventure that humans have pursued for as long as we have had communication and time to ponder the sky or note the behavior of animals that were hunted for food.

I hope you will take the time to read an article written by Professor Andrew Fraknoi from Foothill College. It is from his commencement speech to the graduating class of Foothill College. You can read it as it is but I encourage you to reflect on its’ relevance to all walks of life both starting out and learning in formal education but also in that endeavor to keep learning throughout life. So I ask that if you never click on another link I include in the SciSchmooze, please...

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