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A preview of Evolution: Making Sense of Life

Tue, 2015-08-25 17:08

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of the second edition of Carl Zimmer and Douglas J. Emlen's Evolution: Making Sense of Life (Roberts and Company, 2015). 

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A new poll on climate change

Fri, 2015-08-21 15:00

A new poll on public attitudes toward Pope Francis's encyclical on climate change included questions on the occurrence of climate change itself. Asked "Do you think that global warming is happening, or do you think global warming is not happening?" 69% of respondents said yes, 16% said no, 15% said that they were not sure, and 1% skipped or refused to answer the question. 

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Polling Latinos on climate change

Wed, 2015-08-19 14:10

A new poll of Latinos in the United States finds that a large majority — more than four fifths — accept that climate change is real, and that a majority — almost two thirds — accept that climate change is mostly due to human activity.

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Extending summer vacation for the sake of creationism?

Tue, 2015-08-18 20:33

Will Kentucky extend the duration of summer vacation in order to enable students to attend a creationist attraction?

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John Holland dies

Wed, 2015-08-12 00:09

John Holland

The computer scientist John Holland died on August 9, 2015, at the age of 86, according to a memorial notice from the Santa Fe Institute (August 10, 2015).

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Need a speaker?

Fri, 2015-08-07 14:55

As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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NGSS adopted in Iowa

Thu, 2015-08-06 17:26

The Iowa Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards at its August 6, 2015, meeting.

 

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A glimpse of Domestication

Tue, 2015-08-04 20:33

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Richard C. Francis's Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World (W. W. Norton, 2015).

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Polling evolution in western Canada

Tue, 2015-07-28 22:27

"[T]he entire west coast" of Canada is "moving away from creationism," reports the Vancouver Observer (July 23, 2015).

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Facebook: n > 110,000

Tue, 2015-07-28 21:46

A milestone: there are now over 110,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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No Senate resolution on climate education

Fri, 2015-07-17 16:49

Edward Markey

When the United States Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 on July 16, 2015, a proposed resolution acknowledging the scientific evidence for climate change and affirming the importance of climate science education was not included.

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Update from the Senate

Thu, 2015-07-16 17:00

Two of the three amendments concerning climate change education under consideration are out of commission as the United States Senate continues to discuss a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

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David M. Raup dies

Wed, 2015-07-15 16:50

David M. Raup

The paleontologist David M. Raup died on July 9, 2015, at the age of 82, according to a press release from the University of Chicago (July 14, 2015).

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A preview of Dire Predictions

Mon, 2015-07-13 23:38

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump's Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change (second edition, DK Publishing, 2015).

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Climate change education in the Senate

Thu, 2015-07-09 22:00

Climate change education is suddenly under discussion in the United States Senate, the National Journal (July 9, 2015) reports, with the introduction of dueling amendments to a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

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RNCSE 35:4 now on-line

Thu, 2015-07-02 17:10

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. 

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Francisco Ayala receives Gould award

Fri, 2015-06-26 22:16

Francisco J. Ayala

NCSE congratulates Francisco J. Ayala for winning the 2015 Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.

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A new poll on dinosaur/human coexistence

Fri, 2015-06-26 19:31

Prompted by the release of the movie Jurassic World, a new poll from YouGov indicates that Americans are about evenly split on the question of whether dinosaurs and humans lived on the planet at the same time.

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A peek at Eternal Ephemera

Mon, 2015-06-22 21:21

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Niles Eldredge's Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond (Columbia University Press, 2015).

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Encouraging news from Turkey?

Tue, 2015-06-16 18:47

When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority in the June 7, 2015, election, scientists in Turkey were "euphoric," according to Nature (June 16, 2015), hoping that the next parliament will "reverse the creeping restrictions on academic freedom and the seeping away of scientific standards that have been a feature of the AKP's 12 years of political domination" — including the party's support for creationism.

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