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Who's that guy?



In the heated debate over evolution and its place in Florida's science standards, one person has become highly visible - at least in the web-osphere. And perhaps it makes sense, given his day job, that he's been able to capture public attention.

His name is Brandon Haught, blogger for Florida Citizens for Science. And though he has aspirations of becoming a high school science teacher, his day job is, well, talking to the public. For the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

So far, no one has made a big deal about his public role and his private views. But just in case, he notes on every blog post that the comments made are his and not his employer's, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. (That's unlike the DOE's instructional materials head Charlie Carraway, who tried to parlay her job into status while urging fellow Christians to oppose the standards.)

The final public hearing on the standards comes Tuesday in Miramar. For more, see this Sun-Sentinel brief.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:31am]


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