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3/27/12

A video of a TV interview in New Zealand with anthropologist Agustín Fuentes provides a nice example of how scientists can field some naive questions and turn them into learning experiences and examples of how real science works. http://tvnz.co.nz/good-morning/extra-200312-agustin-video-4786524

 

3/27/12

Here is an interesting study, "The State of State Science Standards, 2012", an evaluation of science education, K-12, state by state. Sadly, Connecticut doesn't get a very good grade, and has not improved since a similar study in 2005. State of State Science Standards, 2012.

 

3/7/12

Public lectures are part of the Academy's activities but, obviously, not everyone interested can attend. We are beginning to produce Podcast versions of these lectures, with PowerPoint slides and narration, each in several short installments. Two installments of the first of these, by Michael Park on the nature of human races, are now available. Go to our Lecture series page.

2/21/12

    Our first lecture, by Dr. Ken Feder, was based on two books he has written, both of which are relevant to our general topic.  They are Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, 7th edition (McGraw-Hill) and Encyclopedia of Dubious ArchaeologyFrom Atlantis to Walam Olum (Greenwood). These are both informative and fun and come highly recommended.  (Frauds, by the way, has been translated into five other languages!)

 

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