Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Project Steve

National Center for Science Education
Project Steve "is a tongue-in-cheek parody of a long-standing creationist tradition of amassing lists of 'scientists who doubt evolution' or 'scientists who dissent from Darwinism'… Project Steve mocks this practice with a bit of humor, and because 'Steves' are only about 1% of scientists, it incidentally makes the point that tens of thousands of scientists support evolution. And it honors the late Stephen Jay Gould, NCSE supporter and friend."

Not only Steves, but also Stephens, Stevens, Stephanies, Stefans, Etiennes and Estebans!I must have had the worst love life in the whole field of leech systematics, but now that I'm an NCSE Steve my social life has really taken off! — Steve

Before I became an NCSE Steve, opportunities just never seemed to come my way. But now my department chair holds the door open for me, and brings me coffee! — Stephanie

Steve here. I have been waiting my entire scientific career for just such an opportunity...a chance to STAND OUT...a chance to SHINE...a chance to SHAMELESSLY CAPITALIZE WORDS THROUGHOUT MY SENTENCES!!!...AND TO USE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!...WITHOUT REASON!!!! — Steve

The Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, Stephen W. HawkingStephen Hawking is #300 on the Steve list. I'm waiting for the list of Zachriels who support science education. I'll definitely sign up for that one!



At 8/31/2005 6:25 AM , Blogger Zachriel said...

Don't forget to check out the Steve-o-meter. The list is up to 593 as of August 30, 2005. Assuming 1% of scientists are named Steve (or Stephanie or Stephen or Steven or Stefan or Etienne or Esteban), we can extrapolate this as 59,300 scientists who support science education and the teaching of evolution.

The scientist Steve says: "Evolution is a vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences, and the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the idea that all living things share a common ancestry."


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