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|Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Jan. 09 2008,08:56)|
|Louis Arden and Lenny were all kidnapped by k.e.. who has popped in to establish an alibis.|
actually they weren't kidnapped it was very willing, as they are starting a big gay archipelago in the south pacific replete with fruity drinks and fruity dinks, down to a man. †2 more islands to a Whorum!
BASTARD!!!!!! How did you find out?
I did however take a prophylactic for the position I now find myself in.... 6 days in a retreat for wayward nymphomaniacs .....but it's wearing off.
The kitchen boys are going to get me if I don't escape to an island of intense sin in the next week.
Is that so? Then I am so there in Kyrgyzstan or wherever exotic and out of the way country you're holed up in k.e.!
On a serious note, I was reading an excellent article on teaching evolution through open inquiry while managing time constraints in the classroom*. The instructors had asked the students to describe evolution in their own words in an essay, and whether or not they accepted it. The students responses were kept anonymous and were presented to the class only as percentages - "8 percent of you have confused evolutionary theory with the Big Bang theory - here is the difference" to avoid embarrassing the students and to show them that they were not alone in having misconceptions. This quote surprised me:
|No students mentioned "intelligent design" or described any mechanistic ideas resembling it, leading us to conclude that this paradigm has not permeated popular culture or education in Ohio at this time.|
So, a little hope!
I recommend this article. I haven't seen another that describes actual methods and shows pre-program and post-program results.
*Robbins, J.R. & Roy, P. (2007). The natural selection: identifying and correcting non-science student participation through an inquiry-based, critical approach to evolution. The American Biology Teacher, 69(8), 460-464.
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