Last night, the much anticipated debate between science communicator Bill Nye and Ken Ham, President of Ham’s Creation Museum in Kentucky. This debate came because of a statement Bill Nye made not long ago suggesting that creationism, and in particular efforts to force creationism into textbooks and into classrooms, does harm to children and ultimately to society. Ham took that statement as a cue to challenge Nye to a debate, and Nye accepted. Please share your thoughts and views about this ever present controversy in our society. Do you agree with Nye, Ham, or neither?
This is the 3rd consecutive year California has been experiencing drought conditions. This year however, is the driest year recorded, dating back 119 years! This is an obvious emergency, and we would like to know, are you conserving water? We hope the answer is yes! Please leave your best water conservation techniques as comments.
2014 is right around the corner! In celebration of the year passed and anticipation for coming year what will you be doing to celebrate? Will you be at the Clock Tower Downtown? At the Cocoanut Grove's annual NYE party? Grooving to some music at a local club? Making the journey to SF to celebrate? Or with friends and family at at home? At KSCO we would like to know how you will be celebrating the NEW YEAR!
Has Christmas lost its Sacred Spirit? Celebrating the birth of Jesus has given many people a good reason to visit family, enjoy in warm family traditions and of course, shop! Has Commercialism taken over the spirit of Christmas? Or can the two co-exist?
New legislation in Texas, dubbed the “Merry Christmas Law,” allows public school students and teachers to dress in Christmas-themed clothes and greet each other with the saying “Merry Christmas.” The law, backed by social conservative groups who say they want to fend off the political correctness, also covers Hanukkah. The “Merry Christmas Law” will allow students and teachers to sing songs, and put up trees and other decorations, as long as their actions don’t encourage adherence to particular beliefs. The law was approved almost unanimously by the Texas legislature earlier this year. Should more states enact such a law to protect these traditions? Or should religion be kept out of schools to protect separation of church and state?
The holiday season is here, and that means there are a bunch of great local holiday events coming up. There is the Holiday Lights Train, the Lighted Boat Parade, the Downtown Holiday Parade, and Santa Cruz Snow Night, just to name a few. Whats your favorite way to celebrate the holiday season in our lovely seaside town?