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Congratulations to Bob Melton

Tue, 2017-06-20 19:13

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Bob Melton on receiving the Jack Renner Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Science Education Award from the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association.

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Congratulations to Michael E. Mann

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:00

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on receiving the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication for 2017.

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CNN on teaching climate change amid controversy

Wed, 2017-06-14 18:20

A story from CNN (June 14, 2017) discusses "the confusion that the climate change issue has presented to many schools across the country. Although 97% of climate scientists agree that global warming is linked to the burning of fossil fuels, a majority of middle and high school teachers are not aware of this consensus."

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Would a Wisconsin bill protect science denial on campus?

Fri, 2017-06-09 15:56

A "Campus Free Speech Act" proposed in Wisconsin might protect college students who feel intimidated from expressing their opinions about the age of the earth in geology classes, according to the bill's lead sponsor.

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"The Rise and Fall of the Louisiana Creationist Law"

Thu, 2017-06-08 19:26

NCSE is pleased to announce that the text of William J. Bennetta's "The Rise and Fall of the Louisiana Creationist Law" — a two-part article that appeared in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's magazine Terra in 1988 — is now available on NCSE's website, courtesy of the author and the museum.

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RNCSE 37:2 now on-line

Thu, 2017-06-01 13:45

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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A glimpse of Darwin's First Theory

Wed, 2017-05-31 16:46

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Rob Wesson's Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth (Pegasus Books, 2017).

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The latest Gallup poll on evolution

Mon, 2017-05-22 19:38

"The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so — the strict creationist view — has reached a new low," reports Gallup (May 22, 2017).

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Climate change on its way back to Idaho?

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:19

On May 19, 2017, the Idaho state department of education released (PDF) a draft revision of five science education standards addressing climate change and human impact on the environment.

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Antievolution petition rebuffed in Serbia

Mon, 2017-05-15 22:36

A recent controversial petition challenging the teaching of evolution and calling for the teaching of creationism in the schools and universities of Serbia is apparently going to be ignored. 

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Nature on the spate of antiscience bills

Fri, 2017-05-12 20:11

With the 2017 legislative season nearing its end, Nature (May 12, 2017) turned to consider the year's spate of antiscience bills. 

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NCSE's Branch and Reid in Scientific American

Thu, 2017-05-11 17:36

NCSE's Glenn Branch and Ann Reid contributed a column — "50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee's 'Monkey Law'" — to Scientific American's Observations blog (May 10, 2017).

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Antiscience legislation dies in Texas

Tue, 2017-05-09 01:00

House Bill 1485, which ostensibly would have provided Texas science teachers with the academic freedom to teach "the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesseses of existing scientific theories" covered in the state science standards, died in committee on May 8, 2017, when a deadline for bills to pass committee expired.

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NCSE's counter-Heartland flyer resource

Mon, 2017-05-08 20:43
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Antiscience bill passed in Florida

Fri, 2017-05-05 17:09

A Florida bill aimed at empowering taxpayers to object to the use of specific instructional materials in the public schools, with climate change and evolution clearly among the targets, is now headed to Governor Rick Scott's desk for a signature.

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Antiscience resolution adopted in Alabama

Wed, 2017-05-03 15:49

The Alabama Senate voted to adopt House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF) ion a voice vote on May 2, 2017, joining the Alabama House of Representatives, which voted to adopt the resolution in April 2017.

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A preview of A Global Warming Primer

Tue, 2017-05-02 23:36

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Jeffrey Bennett's A Global Warming Primer (Big Kid Science, 2016). 

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Oklahoma's antiscience bill blocked

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:30

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 393 (PDF), which would empower science denial in the classroom, failed to receive a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on April 27, 2017, the last day on which it could do so, and is therefore blocked — for now.

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NCSE's counter-Heartland flyers

Thu, 2017-04-27 21:40

NCSE is pleased to announce the on-line release of three flyers addressing the Heartland Institute's recent mailing of unsolicited climate change denial propaganda to science teachers across the country.

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Alabama's antiscience resolution denounced

Thu, 2017-04-27 19:24

Writing on AL.com (April 27, 2017), Amanda Glaze denounced Alabama's House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF), which passed the House and is now headed for the floor of the Senate.

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