NCSE launches “Science League of America” blog

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Via Facebook, we learn that the National Center for Science Education has launched a new blog called Science League of America. From Josh Rosenau’s intro post:

In August of 1924, Maynard Shipley–a science communicator and formerly a shoe salesman, music teacher, and criminologist–feared a creationist onslaught. A year before the Scopes monkey trial, Shipley saw that antievolutionists like William Jennings Bryan “have started their campaign against the theory of evolution with the avowed intent of putting in the place of science the Book of Genesis.”* He sent forth a call to friends and compatriots who shared his concern, urging them to join him in establishing “The Science League of America.”

The new NCSE blog is intended to honor Shipley’s goals while updating content. The blog will feature “…NCSE staff and our friends and allies from the field …”. Give it a look; the initial posts–five of them–are up.

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No fair, unless they also start up a Magic League of America.

Academic Freedom!

Glen Davidson

https://me.yahoo.com/a/JxVN0eQFqtmg[…]X_Zhn8#57cad said:

No fair, unless they also start up a Magic League of America.

Academic Freedom!

Glen Davidson

They do have a Magician’s Union.

But do they have a Ministry of Magic?

Karen S. said:

But do they have a Ministry of Magic?

Burton ‘Gus’ Guster: How should we introduce ourselves? Don’t say “psychic,” they’ll shut you off. Pick something vague, like Alternative Tactics Division.

Shawn Spencer: How about the Bureau of Magic and Spell Casting?

— Pilot episode of Psych

Ooohhh… “Science League of America”…

Will there be cool spandex costumes? With Capes!?!

.… er… actually now that I actually think about myself and most of my colleagues in spandex… maybe labcoats.

Why doesn’t the blog have a feature of subscribing via e-mail? They should add that.

I don’t know what your commenting policy is over there, and I’m not looking for it, but there should be at least one place on the internet where the trolls are not allowed to throw shit on the walls. Let it be that place. Send the trolls here if you need to.

stevaroni said:

Ooohhh… “Science League of America”…

Will there be cool spandex costumes? With Capes!?!

Uhh…

Edna Mode said:

No capes!

I used to watch this league on saturday mornings. ! Hey maybe creationists could make a league! We could fight each other. NAW it would end up in baseball games.

Why do I hear that damn Jefferson Airplane song in my head when I read the title of this post?

Edna Mode said:

No capes!

Yeah, capes get caught in stuff! With sometimes Incredible results!

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