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OKG Newsletter


Topic: science

Imagine that!


Youth

Ta'Chelle Jones
Now at Science Museum Oklahoma, children can stretch the boundaries of their imaginations to comprehend some of the most basic forms of human existence, such as light and sound.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Evolution alternatives

State Sen. Josh Brecheen wants ‘valid criticisms’ of evolution allowed in Oklahoma classrooms with his bill modeled after Texas standards.


News

Greg Horton
One month after the release of Gallup poll data showing increased nationwide support for evolution, Oklahoma has two new bills some critics are calling “anti-evolution.” State Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, filed House Bill 1551 and Senate Bill 554, respectively.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monkey see

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre tackles ‘Inherit the Wind,’ a dramatization of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb

Inherit the Wind
11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Kirkpatrick Auditorium, 2501 N. Blackwelder
www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org
951-0011
$7-$10

 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You, robot

Science Museum Oklahoma guests can watch FIRST Robotics team members participate in a number of challenges.


Youth

Courtney Silva
FIRST Robotics — “FIRST” stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” — is an organization dedicated to inspiring young people to be engaged in the fields of science and technology.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Creationist legislation dishonest to the core


Letters to the Editor

David Grow
Greg Horton’s article “Evolution alternatives” (News, Feb. 2, Oklahoma Gazette) exposes the damage creationist bills — House Bill 1001 by state Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City; HB 1551 by Rep. Sally Kern, R-OKC; and SB 554 by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate — will do to Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monty Harper — Songs From the Science Frontier

Not your average kids' CD


Eclectic

Stephen Carradini
If adults dumb things down unnecessarily for kids, then Monty Harper’s not your average adult.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creation conversation

A two-day event at Crossings Community Church will discuss if life is accidental or all part of God’s plan.


News

Greg Horton
Crossings Community Church hosts a “Darwin vs. Design” conference on Friday and Saturday, bringing wellknown intelligent design proponents Michael Behe and Jay Richards to town.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In the name of science


Letters to the Editor

Darryel Reigh
I would like to test the injunction to “teach the controversy” concerning creationism and evolution as advocated recently by Jason Reese (Commentary, “Legislate morality,” Feb. 9, Gazette).
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
 
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