Florida: Final Public Meeting Underway, Part 8

By | 2008/02/11

Eric Hoffman. Bio prof. Approve of standards as written. Nothing in standards says dogmatic fact, as opposed to mischaracterizations in other statements. Theory is different in science. List of 700 signers just shows everyone else wouldn’t sign it as wrong. Rebuts various Gish Gallop points of other speakers [yay!]. Adopt for the future scientists.

32-14-1.

Ken Fedorca??. Prof. Evolutionary biologist. 2 things. What is science? It is an objective method of knowing. Science observes, hypothesizes, tests. Especially tests. Evolution is not a belief. Well-supported by evidence. Base standards on science.

32-15-1.

Need to step away… back later.

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2 thoughts on “Florida: Final Public Meeting Underway, Part 8

  1. Bob O'H

    Thanks, Wes. I don’t have any experience with these meetings, so how good/bad is this? Do you think Prof. Steve will be visiting for an extended stay?

    Bob

  2. Austringer Post author

    It is hard to tell. Rumor has it that advocates and opponents of the proposed standards on the board are evenly divided, and the currently undecided board members will be the critical votes. As to what will sway them, I don’t think anyone knows.

    It was promising that speakers from the antievolution camp were complaining that they didn’t have access to the board, just as the pro-science side has had difficulty.

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