Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven. From June 29 to July 7, 2017, NCSE will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand Canyon river run.
Martin Shkreli, pharmaceutical patent scavenger, did an interview with CBS and defended Mylan Corp’s inflated pricing of their EpiPen product. “This particular drug is a necessity for some people,” Nair said. “Yeah sure, that’s great – but I think important medicine should be expensive because they’re valuable,” said Martin Shkreli. The former pharmaceutical chief gained… Read More »
Francisco J. Ayala
At a recent meeting of NCSE's board of directors, Francisco J. Ayala was elected as president, replacing Brian Alters, whose term on the board expired.
NCSE is pleased to congratulate David Amidon for receiving a Presidential Award for Environmental Educators for 2016, presented by the Environmental Protection Agency.
At the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) held June 18-25, 2016, the assembly voted to adopt a proposed "Affirmation of Creation."
According to the affirmation, scientific inquiry provides "descriptions and ever more profound understandings" of God's creation.
A colleague of mine called me this evening to recount a disturbing incident at the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life conference recently held in Dublin, Ireland. A high-profile researcher there apparently asserted that bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) only have a single sound source, specifically calling out research I was part of as having been… Read More »
The Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture has a post celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first closed, ID-only conference, which led to the book, “Mere Creation”. They spend a chunk of the article saying how they have deployed rhetoric to get things done, another chunk complaining that people actually disagreed… Read More »
Amazon has a sale going for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 14-42mm kit lens at $400. This is about $300 less than usual pricing. My friend Elke has one of these, and essentially it provides the usual excellent Olympus imaging experience with a slightly different approach to an interface than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 I… Read More »
NCSE's Josh Rosenau contributed a column, under the headline "School field trips to creationist Ark? Sink that idea right now," to New Scientist (August 5, 2016).
According to the latest National Surveys on Energy Environment, a twice-yearly survey conducted by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College, "Just 15% of Americans say that there is no solid evidence that the Earth is warming, down from 24% a year ago, and the lowest in the NSEE's history."
I’ve got cameras, and I’ve got computers, and sometimes I’d like the camera I’m using to talk to a computer. Newer cameras are often equipped with Wifi capabilities of various sorts. I’m going to discuss some of what I’ve done and a new gizmo I’m trying out. Like many photographers, I’ve used the Eye-Fi SD… Read More »
If SETI enthusiasts can go to these extremes to infer design, who could find fault with ID proponents with more modest proposals?
Evolution News & Views
The bullies may fully reign on campuses, but only there.
Reporting in Science Advances, researchers studied a lizard, a bearded dragon, in which scales failed to develop.
There are three fundamental problems with all examples of inferring Darwinian evolution on the basis of fossil evidence.
William A. Dembski and Jonathan Wells
A biologist suggests that the upcoming Royal Society meeting might well be canceled rather than open a "can of worms."
What does it take to stay aloft for months at a time? Here's a remarkable bird worth knowing.
Evolution News & Views
When I was a high school debater back in the Reagan era, scaremongering about nuclear war was omnipresent.
Seven in ten Americans think that global warming is happening, and slightly over half think that, if it is happening, it is mostly owing to human activity, but only about one in ten know that nearly all climate scientists agree that global warming is happening as a result of human activity. Those were among the key findings of Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2016 (PDF).