Tagged: Education

A Science Vision for Christchurch - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 16, 2011

I’ve just made my submission regarding the Christchurch City Plan (deadline today 5 pm). The plan itself is fascinating and has a lot of innovative features. One of the issues I have talked about in my submission is the development of a Science Education Centre – replacing our current Science Alive! Centre which was red stickered after the earthquakes. Read More

Carl Sagan – Science Communicator Extraordinaire - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 08, 2011

I’ve just been reading a biography about Carl Sagan by Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser. It is a fascinating story and gives some insight into his fantastic ability to communicate science. In my opinion, Dr Sagan was the most powerful science communicator of the 20th century (though David Attenborough would be a close second). There was something about … Read More

Evolution and education — advice for teachers - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 08, 2011

Creationists have far less influence in New Zealand than they do in the US. Still, quite a large proportion of Christians here do not accept evolutionary science. So, I imagine, their wish to undermine the teaching of evolutionary science sometimes … Continue reading → … Read More