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OKG Newsletter

Topic: science

Point: More doctors, less preachers

The scientific community supports evolutionary theory.


Kurt Hochenauer
Some conservatives among the religious right want people to believe there is a scientific controversy over the validity of the theory of evolution, but it’s only a backdoor attempt to bring creationist ideas into Oklahoma science classrooms.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Free thoughts with the Kern clan

Letters to the Editor

Andy Sands
Regarding the Rev. Steve Kern’s Commentary “Counterpoint: Scrutinizing science” (April 13, Gazette), Rev. Kern expresses his deep desire for Oklahoma’s students to be freethinkers and use their own reasoning.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

‘Controversy’ response

Letters to the Editor

David Grow
Steve Kern (Commentary, “Counterpoint: Scrutinizing science,” April 13, Gazette) could not have provided a better example of why “teach the controversy” and “valid” criticisms of evolution have no legitimate place in science classrooms.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Missing ‘the point’

Letters to the Editor

Steve Kern
I appreciated the tenor of Andy Sand’s response (Letters, “Free thoughts with the Kern clan,” April 20, Gazette) to my April 13 “Counterpoint” Commentary, but he totally missed the point.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Real ‘science’

Letters to the Editor

David Grow
Oh, for crying out loud, here we go again! M.G. Oxsen’s letter (“‘Designer’ debate,” May 18, Oklahoma Gazette), criticizing Kurt Hochenauer’s Commentary (“Point: More doctors, less preachers,“ April 13, Gazette) regarding evolution, again demonstrates an ignorance of basic science and evolution in particular.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Like a bridge over ignorant waters

Letters to the Editor

Clinton Wiles
M.G. Oxsen’s “Designer’ debate” letter (May 18, Gazette) seems to have problems with complexity and leaving unknowns as unknowns.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

'The new normal'

With an ongoing budget shortfall, the state Department of Education zeroed out funding for National Board Certified Teachers


Clifton Adcock
It took dozens of hours of videotaping class sessions, more than 60 pages worth of writing and more than two years for Meredith Wronowski, a science teacher at Oklahoma City’s Capitol Hill High School, to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Maybe I'm amazed

I want to respond to all my critics that question my bringing into doubt the validity of evolution theory.

Letters to the Editor

Steve Kern
I am amazed at the sweeping statements of some respondents of how everyone knows evolution is true, and no credible scientist questions it.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wide world of 'Sports'

Included among the “Bright Night of Sports” activities are a planetarium show and a “Science Live!” show.


Ryan Querbach
On Friday, Science Museum Oklahoma welcomes kids of all ages and their parents for “Bright Night of Sports,” an overnight event focusing on the science of sports and nutrition.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011