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NCSE and the Grand Canyon 2015

Wed, 2014-09-03 19:57

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are still available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven.

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Victor J. Stenger dies

Sun, 2014-08-31 02:02

The physicist and popular science writer Victor J. Stenger died on August 27, 2014, at the age of 79, according to the Friendly Atheist blog (August 29, 2014).

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A glimpse of How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:00

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterson's How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate (The Experiment, 2014).

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Creationism and Ohio's antiscience bill

Mon, 2014-08-25 18:34

A sponsor of Ohio's House Bill 597 — which if enacted would require the state's science standards to "prohibit political or religious interpretation of scientific facts in favor of another" — is giving mixed signals about his intentions.

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A court battle on the horizon in Ohio?

Fri, 2014-08-22 20:53

"Count on a serious court battle if a few state legislators have their way and Intelligent Design and other religious interpretations of science are allowed to be taught in public schools," warns the Cleveland Plain Dealer (August 22, 2014). 

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ASIH calls for repeal of Tennessee's antiscience law

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:50

At its 2014 meeting held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists adopted a resolution encouraging the state of Tennessee to repeal the antiscience law — nicknamed the "monkey bill" — adopted there in 2012.

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Update on Ohio's antiscience bill

Wed, 2014-08-20 19:39

A sponsor of Ohio's House Bill 597, which if enacted would require the state's science standards to "prohibit political or religious interpretation of scientific facts in favor of another," confirmed that local school districts would be allowed to teach creationism along with evolution and global warming denial alongside climate science.

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Antiscience legislation in Ohio

Tue, 2014-08-19 19:13

Ohio's House Bill 597, introduced in the House of Representatives on July 28, 2014, would, if enacted, require the state's science standards to "prohibit political or religious interpretation of scientific facts in favor of another" — and a sponsor of the bill told a newspaper that it would allow local school districts to teach creationism alongside evolution and global warming denial alongside climate science.

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NCSE and NCA teaching resources

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:57

NCSE was involved in developing a series of guides for educators to use the National Climate Assessment to teach about the causes, effects, and risks of and possible responses to human-caused climate change.

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ASIH adds its voice for evolution

Wed, 2014-08-13 00:01

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, a society dedicated to the scientific study and conservation of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles, added its voice for evolution at its 2008 meeting by passing the following resolution.

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A glimpse of What's the Worst that Could Happen?

Tue, 2014-08-05 23:30

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Greg Craven's What's the Worst that Could Happen? A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate (Perigee, 2009).

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Jack Friedman dies

Tue, 2014-08-05 16:07

Jack Friedman, a past president of NCSE's board of directors, died on July 31, 2014, at the age of 88, according to Newsday (August 2, 2014).

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Walter Gehring dies

Tue, 2014-07-29 22:54

The eminent biologist Walter Gehring died on May 29, 2014, at the age of 75, according to the Biozentrum at the University of Basel.

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End to the impasse in sight?

Tue, 2014-07-29 19:15

A panel approved a proposed revision to the section on evolution in South Carolina's new state science standards, according to The State (July 29, 2014). If the revision is approved by the state board of education and the Education Oversight Committee, it will end the impasse over South Carolina's state science standards that began with the EOC's refusal in December 2013 to accept a standard covering evolution.

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NCSE's next webinar for activists

Fri, 2014-07-25 04:17

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on on-line petitions as a tool in science education advocacy, with advice about how to write, promote, and use such petitions.

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Polling climate around the world

Mon, 2014-07-21 19:24

A new report from Ipsos MORI includes data on public opinion about the causes of climate change from twenty nations — and the United States led the world in the rate of climate change denial, as assessed by answers to two questions.

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Asteroid named for NCSE's Scott

Thu, 2014-07-17 17:34

Asteroid 249530 Eugeniescott was named in honor of NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott, according to the Minor Planet Circulars for July 12, 2014 (PDF, p. 324).

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Wyoming reacts to the Climate Bill of Rights

Mon, 2014-07-14 19:40

The Climate Science Students Bill of Rights, which articulates the principle that all students deserve the best climate science education available as part of a 21st-century science education, was widely discussed in Wyoming.

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Climate Change Bill of Rights launched

Thu, 2014-07-10 15:56

NCSE is pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Science Students Bill of Rights, which articulates the principle that all students deserve the best climate science education available as part of a 21st-century science education.

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