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It's Here, and It's Free: The New Discussion Guide to Darwin's Doubt!

Summer is upon us. Are you looking for some inconsequential beach reading to flip through half-asleep as you soak up the rays? Evolution News & Views
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The Clergy Climate Letter

Over one hundred clergy — including leaders of Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, and Humanist groups — have endorsed a new Clergy Climate Letter.

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Kansas answers COPE again

"Kansas education officials deny standards they adopted for teaching of science in public schools endorse what critics say is ... 'a non-theistic religious Worldview,'" reports the Topeka Capital-Journal (June 8, 2015), discussing a brief submitted by the defendants-appellees in COPE et al. v. Kansas State Board of Education et al. 

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Antiscience bill dies in Alabama

Alabama's House Bill 592 (PDF) died in committee in the Alabama House of Representatives on June 4, 2015, when the legislative session ended. The bill would have encouraged teachers and students to "debate the strengths and weaknesses of the theory of evolution in public schools across Alabama," reported the Anniston Star (May 7, 2015).

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Word Engineering in the Service of Euthanasia

The euthanasia movement is about killing -- which simply means to intentionally end life -- as a response to human suffering. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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From Slate, More Agitprop on Louisiana's Academic Freedom Law

Like other examples of academic freedom legislation, LSEA was written to do one thing -- authorize teaching genuine science. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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If Evolution Has Implications for Religion, Can We Justify Teaching It in Public Schools?

Yes, but the very same approach would justify teaching about intelligent design. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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The Death of Darwin

As a young man Charles Darwin loved music, had a fondness for art, and appreciated fine literature. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
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Now It's Plant "Intelligence"

I wrote previously about a professor (of course!) in the New York Times advocating "pea personhood." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Creationism revealed in Louisiana schools, continued

"We will read in Genesis and them [sic] some supplemental material debunking various aspects of evolution from which the student will present." So wrote a Louisiana science teacher to her principal, as quoted by Zack Kopplin, writing in Slate (June 2, 2015).

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Selasphorus platycercus

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:39
Photograph by David Young. Selasphorus platycercus – broad-tailed hummingbird, Boulder, Colorado, May, 2015.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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New Metaphors for Non-Junky Genetics and Epigenetics

Post-"junk DNA," biologists find new treasures in the non-coding parts of the genome -- creating a need for new ID-friendly metaphors. Evolution News & Views
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Wall Street Journal: Coyne's Atheist Tract Is a "Splendid Specimen of Scientism"

I wouldn't advise any book author to take a negative review too much to heart. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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How to Teach the Evolution Controversy

"Exactly how evolution happened is now a matter of great controversy among biologists." Granville Sewell
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Meet the Souped-up Version of ATP Synthase

If you liked ATP synthase, you're going to love the supercharged model: V-ATPase. Evolution News & Views
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No, Academic Freedom Laws Do Not Authorize Teaching about Intelligent Design

If that's not clear, try thinking about it from a public school science teacher's perspective. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Fighting Cancer with Intelligent Design

Here is a recent letter to the editor in the New York Times, by Dr. M. William Audeh at UCLA School of Medicine. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Group-Funding to Pay for Swiss Suicide?

I hope this is performance art. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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A preview of Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Stephen H. Jenkins's Tools for Critical Thinking in Biology (Oxford University Press, 2015). 

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Facebook: n > 100,000

A milestone: there are now over 100,000 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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