The quote for the week comes from Josh Rosenau of Thoughts from Kansas:
The Board is back in moderate hands no matter what. The night is, on balance, a victory. It’d be nice to further marginalize the extremists by winning the remaining races in November, but we’ve got a majority that will implement the science standards recommended by the scientists, educators and parents of the science standards committee. The Board can focus on bigger issues… Real challenges, not fake controversy. Helping kids, not fighting culture wars.
That’s what tonight was about, and the kids won. This wasn’t Dover rejecting a few municipal officials. It’s a whole state turning against the divisiveness of the IDolators.
And now the recommended reading:
- 7/30 – Ancient Rules for Bilaterian Development, an Evo-Devo lesson from PZ on Pharyngula.
- 7/31 – Neutral Markers and Conservation Genetics on Evolgen.
- 7/31 – Birds in the News is back at Living the Scientific Life.
- 8/1 – Keynote Speech by Bush’s Science Advisor at Adaptive Complexity.
- 8/2 – Is ID DOA? on The Panda’s Thumb.
- 8/2 – In Search of the Elusive Intelligent Design Laboratory on The Loom. As Carl Zimmer measures it, the score since the close of the Dover trial in December is ID=0, Evolution=4298.
- 8/3 – Dembski on Why ID Research Isn’t Being Done on Dispatches from the Culture Wars.
- 8/3 – The Race is to the Smart… and the fleet and the well camouflaged at A Blog Around the Clock, where Coturnix notes the shift from co-evolutionary pairs to co-evolutionary webs.
- 8/3 – Who Turned Out the Enlightenment is an interesting article on the Pacific Institute’s Integrity of Science blog.
- 8/4 – NASA Joins Search for Elusive Woodpecker on the Environmental News Network.
- 8/4 – Rumors of Pseudogenes’ Demise Greatly Exaggerated, New Study Says, on The Panda’s Thumb.