Friday, October 5, 2007

Get Off Our Country!

Here’s a pretty good story about a lady who wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper expressing strong opinion that atheists should ‘get off of our country’.

Later, after a backlash of letters from all over the country, the lady claims her original letter was a hoax for her own amusement. <-- Newspaper’s recant (Loved it!)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Local Church Supports Evolution


Middle and high school science teachers from across Oklahoma participated in the second week-end workshop on teaching evolution at the OU Biological Station. The workshop was organized by OESE and sponsored by the OU Biological Station.
Topics included: ‘Why Intelligent Design is Not Science But is Religion and Politics,’ ‘On the Nature of Science and the Logic of Testing,’ ‘Evolution as Fact and Theory: The Power of an Evolutionary Perspective,’ ‘Evolution Education: An NSF Chautauqua Course,’ ‘What DNA Tells Us About Evolution,’ ‘Group Discussions on Evolution Teaching with Examples of Exercises for Classroom Use,’ ’Macroevolution: The Fossil Record and Developmental Biology,’ ‘Internet Resources for Teaching Evolution,’ ‘Use of the Evolution Dialogues in Religious Communities,’ ‘Teaching Evolution in Oklahoma Public School Classrooms.’
Scholarships for the entire cost of the event were provided to students by a grant from the DELTA Foundation and a contribution from All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa.