A New Vision for the USGS
U.S. Geological Survey Director Charles Groat recently
announced changes to the structure of the 120-year-old science organization.
In this first part of an interview with the American Geological Institute's
David Applegate and Kristina Bartlett, Groat discusses some of these changes
and the overall vision behind them.
David Applegate and Kristina Bartlett
Kansas Rejects Evolution: A Response from the
The Kansas State Board of Education voted Aug. 11 to
eliminate evolution from the state's science curriculum and assessment
tests. Scientists and educators ask, What now? Members of the geoscience
community respond to the Kansas decision, discuss "creation science" and
call on scientists to join in defending the teaching of evolution.
Guest authors include: Rev. James W. Skehan, S.J.,
director emeritus, Weston Observatory, Boston College; John W. Geissman,
professor, University of New Mexico; Fred Spilhaus Jr., executive director,
American Geophysical Union; Linda Selvig, president, National Association
of Earth Science Teachers; Eugenie C. Scott, executive director, National
Center for Science Education Inc.; and M. Lee Allison, state geologist