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 EN ESPAÑOL 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 maneras. 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 email@example.com. 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 Paleontology. For Recursos en español, visit: http://ncse.com/es For Comprendiendo la evolución para profesores, visit: http://www.sesbe.org/evosite/evohome.html NEW PRAISE FOR NOT IN OUR CLASSROOMS 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 : 228-250), Mark H. Dixon of Ohio Northern University writes: *** 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: http://www.equinoxjournals.com/JSRNC/article/view/9047/6903 For information about Not in Our Classrooms, visit: http://ncse.com/nioc Thanks for reading! And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- http://ncse.com -- where you can always find the latest news on evolution education and threats to it. -- Sincerely, 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 800-290-6006 firstname.lastname@example.org http://ncse.com Subscribe to NCSE's free weekly e-newsletter: http://groups.google.com/group/ncse-news NCSE is on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/evolution.ncse http://www.youtube.com/NatCen4ScienceEd http://twitter.com/ncse NCSE's work is supported by its members. Join today! http://ncse.com/membership