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  •  The most important front in this debate is among (3+ / 0-)

    the young of the Religious Right, and the Right more generally. The Evangelical polling company Barna Group has found that 38% of young Evangelicals take their smart phones to church to fact check sermons at least some of the time. We need to provide the resources that these young people need.

    Of course, we here at dKos are one of those resources. So are all of the evidence-based science Web sites.

    I work on others, particularly on Open Educational Resources (OERs), which are digital textbook replacements under Creative Commons licenses. That means that anybody can use them at no charge, and can improve on them or translate them to other languages, as long as they publish the results under the same licenses. You can find some on biology, along with many other school subjects, at California's Free Digital Textbook Initiative, among other places. For example,

    CK-12’s Biology delivers an overview in the life sciences for high school students, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the study of cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and human physiology. A Teacher's Edition and Biology Workbook are also available for download.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 09:30:29 PM PDT

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      Santa Susanna Kid

      One of the main focuses of these churches is on young people.  They know they're creating the next generation of fundies so there is extensive programming to keep them in line, teach them, and, mostly, keep them in groups that the church controls so no one strays.

      Thanks for the signs of hope.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51:49 PM PDT

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