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This is not a SciSchmooze test! 2.20.17

Greetings Science Supporters,

I’m not an orator or even that original of a writer. I am however a firm supporter of science and science education. Last week you may have missed my encouragement to read Professor Andrew Fraknoi’s commencement speech to the graduating class at Foothill College. Just in case you missed it: Why Should I Believe a Word of This? You can read it as it is but I encourage you to reflect on its’ relevance to all walks of life both starting out and learning in formal education but also in that endeavor to keep learning throughout life. So I ask that if you never click on another link I include in the SciSchmooze, please read it.

It really does seem like we are in a war on science (note this link is to a video from Oct 15!) these days. Regardless whether you call it a war on science, many forces are trying to discredit it for a variety of reasons. There are so many great advocates and leaders in the science community you could never read them all. One who I am really coming to admire for his stance defending science is Jonathan Foley the Executive Director at the California Academy of Sciences. Please check out I’m a Scientist. This is What I’ll Fight For. (Note: This is from his own blog, not the CalAcademy) There is so much good science out there on the web it makes you wonder how these Top 10 Worst Anti-Science Web Sites even exist. If you want more info on this one, Brian Dunning will be presenting at SkeptiCal 2017 on June 11!

It looks like we may have a lot of practice getting ready for the...

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