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NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2010/11/05

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The latest addition to NCSE's website: articles in Spanish. And new
praise for Not in Our Classrooms.


NCSE is pleased to announce the debut of NCSE's Recursos en español --
the most popular articles from NCSE's website in Spanish translation.
Already posted are Controversia acerca del creacionismo, Cuál es la
edad de la tierra?, Dios y la evolución, Educación sobre la evolución,
Enfrentando los problemas, Entre la ciencia y la religión, Primeras
evidencias de vida, and ¿Cómo leer la Biblia? Permíteme contarte las

NCSE is grateful to Alejandra Estrin Dashe, Julian Giaccobe, Pedro
Hernandez, Richard Rodriguez, and Lourdes Sanchez for translating and
reviewing these articles. Further articles in Spanish will be posted
in the future -- please let the NCSE office know if there are articles
that you would especially like to see translated. And if you find
these resources useful, please bookmark the Recursos en español page!

NCSE is still seeking volunteers to assist in translating selected
resources from its website into Spanish. If you read and write both
languages fluently, are interested in helping NCSE's outreach to the
Spanish-speaking community, and are able to make a serious commitment
to the project, you are cordially invited to get in touch with NCSE's
Peter M. J. Hess at 

Also invaluable for speakers of Spanish who wish to learn or teach
about evolution is Comprendiendo la evolución para profesores -- a
translation, provided by Sociedad Española de Biología Evolutiva (the
Spanish Society for Evolutionary Biology), of the Understanding
Evolution for Teachers section of the acclaimed Understanding
Evolution website operated by the University of California Museum of

For Recursos en español, visit: 

For Comprendiendo la evolución para profesores, visit: 


Four years after its publication, Not in Our Classrooms: Why
Intelligent Design is Wrong for our Schools (Beacon Press, 2006), is
still receiving praise from the reviewers. In the latest review,
published in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture
(2010; 4 [3]: 228-250), Mark H. Dixon of Ohio Northern University


The papers in this volume serve to reinforce what those who have had a
rigorous science education have long known: there are no real
scientific controversies at all about evolution as a process. The
evidence is as unequivocal as scientific evidence can be -- evolution
is a discernible, testable, and verifiable scientific process. All
that "intelligent design" proponents can do is to continue to sow
confusion. While it is regrettable they are necessary, books like Not
In Our Classrooms provide an accessible, illuminating, and most
welcome perspective on the intelligent design movement.


Edited by NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch, Not in Our
Classrooms contains essays by Scott, Nicholas J. Matzke and Paul R.
Gross, Martinez Hewlett and Ted Peters, Jay D. Wexler, Brian Alters,
and Branch, as well as a foreword by the Reverend Barry W. Lynn. Bill
Nye the Science Guy recommends: "If you're concerned about scientific
literacy, read this book."

For Dixon's review (PDF), visit: 

For information about Not in Our Classrooms, visit: 

Thanks for reading! And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution education and threats to it.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
420 40th Street, Suite 2
Oakland, CA 94609-2509
510-601-7203 x310
fax: 510-601-7204

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