Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Become an Evo Warrior

From the Jan. 5 issue of Science Magazine:

What can you do if your local school board proposes a curriculum that downplays evolution? Or if your hometown newspaper runs an editorial supporting "intelligent design"?

This new site from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in Rockville, Maryland, offers advice and resources for scientists who want to defend Darwinism. Downloadable documents provide pointers on meeting with public officials, testifying at school board hearings, and related topics. Much of the advice is common sense, but some of it may be counterintuitive for scientists. For example, although you want your papers to run in prestigious journals, an op-ed will probably have more impact if it appears in the local paper than if it's accepted by The Wall Street Journal. The site also furnishes PowerPoint files on topics such as the importance of learning about evolution.

1 comment:

  1. Thankyou,

    I thought I may have coined the term "evo warrior" but it looks like you, or someone else, got there first.
    I'm likely to share the site on evolutionism with friends, so well done.