Georgia Citizens for Integrity in Science Education – promoting scientific literacy and excellence in science education

June 19, 2008

Louisiana House Passes Anti-Evolution Bill; Enactment Expected

Category: News – bioslp 3:33 PM

From AAAS’ Policy Alert:
The Louisiana House of Representatives, by a vote of 94-3, last week passed an “academic freedom” bill that singles out evolution and other theories or fields of science and implies that they are controversial. Because of an amendment, the bill must now go back to the Senate, which previously passed it unanimously. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is expected to sign it. AAAS had sent a letter to all House members last Tuesday, June 10, opposing the bill. Meanwhile, Gov. Jindal defended discussion of intelligent design in schools during a June 15 interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Evolution explains why brainy animals need more sleep

Category: News,Science News – bioslp 3:24 PM

Biologists have struggled to find any satisfactory explanation for the bewildering variation in how much different mammals sleep. However, new studies that take evolutionary relatedness into account promise to revolutionize the field. New Scientist, 6/19.