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A preview of The Story of Life in 25 Fossils

Tue, 2015-09-15 20:27

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Donald R. Prothero's The Story of Life in 25 Fossils (Columbia University Press, 2015).

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CSTA raises its voice for climate change education

Mon, 2015-09-14 19:44

The California Science Teachers Association adopted a position statement on climate change education at its board meeting on September 12, 2015.

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Kitzmiller in the York Daily Record

Fri, 2015-09-11 22:02

As the tenth anniversary of Kitzmiller v. Dover approaches, the York Daily Record (September 11, 2015) devoted a suite of stories to the landmark case, which established the unconstitutionality of teaching “intelligent design” creationism in the public schools.

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Evolution in Alabama's new science standards

Fri, 2015-09-11 16:00

The Alabama state board of education voted unanimously to approve a new set of science standards on September 10, 2015, according to National Public Radio (September 10, 2015) — and evolution is described as "substantiated with much direct and indirect evidence."

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Antievolution lawsuit dismissed in West Virginia

Wed, 2015-09-09 18:35

A federal lawsuit contending that teaching evolution in West Virginia's public schools is unconstitutional is over. In the decision (PDF) in Smith v. Jefferson County School Board et al., issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia on August 25, 2015, the defendants' motions to dismiss the case were granted. 

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RNCSE 35:5 now on-line

Tue, 2015-09-08 20:03

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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Facebook: n > 120,000

Tue, 2015-09-08 19:30

A milestone: there are now over 120,000 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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Eric Davidson dies

Fri, 2015-09-04 14:00

Eric Davidson

The eminent developmental biologist Eric Davidson died on September 1, 2015, at the age of 78, according to a September 2, 2015, notice from Caltech.

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William B. Provine dies

Thu, 2015-09-03 14:00

William B. Provine

The historian of science William B. Provine died on September 1, 2015, at the age of 73, according to a Facebook post from his wife.

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Polling trust in scientists in New Hampshire

Tue, 2015-09-01 22:43

Researchers asked residents of New Hampshire about their trust of scientists as a source of information about five topics: vaccines, climate change, nuclear power safety, evolution, and genetically modified organisms.

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Congratulations to Richard B. Katskee

Mon, 2015-08-31 16:18

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Richard B. Katskee, a member of NCSE's board of directors, on his appointment as the legal director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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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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