Sensuous Curmudgeon has a new post on a crusade by Fla. State Sen. Ronda Storms against the Dewey Decimal system. Previously, the Curmudgeon had been inspired to write Florida: The Flat Earth State, when Sen. Storms introduced ‘FLORIDA’S “OK TO TEACH CREATIONISM” BILL’ (which in one version would have immunized Florida teachers who wanted to teach creationism against having to adhere to the state’s Science Standards).
I felt a vague recollection of something involving ID and Dewey Decimal some time ago. Thanks to Google Desktop, I was able to come up with better than vague memories. Here are the links:
- Library Collection Policies (on The Panda’s Thumb)
- Petition by Informed Citizens to reclassify non-science books from science categories
- Science A 2 Z homepage
- Biologists Helping Bookstores [and libraries]: [His/Her] Mission To correctly shelve pseudo-scientific junk to the appropriate parts of bookstores. When it comes to “Intelligent Design”, booksellers seem especially confused. I aim to help bookstores as much as I can in my capacity as friendly, local biologist. Sneaking about shops with armfuls of religion books and a keen eye on science are my modi operandi. Join me.