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Richard B. Hoppe III dies

Richard B. Hoppe III, a psychologist and pro-evolution education activist, died on January 3, 2018, at the age of 76, according to a notice from Kenyon College.

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A second instructional materials bill in Florida

Senate Bill 1644, introduced by Tom Lee (R-District 20) on January 5, 2018, would, if enacted, revise the procedures for adopting instructional materials to permit members of the public to recommend instructional materials for consideration by the state or their district school board, which would then be required to get in touch with the publisher of those materials and allow it to submit a bid for evaluation.

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Farewell to Steven Newton

NCSE bids farewell to Steven Newton, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2008.

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Farewell to Steven Newton

NCSE bids farewell to Steven Newton, who joined NCSE as a Programs and Policy Director in 2008.

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RNCSE 38:1 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. The issue — volume 38, number 1 — is the ninth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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Net Neutrality: Crafting a Winning Legal Strategy

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-12-23 15:18
In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) abdicating all regulatory oversight of internet service (1), various state Attorneys
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Larry Flammer dies

Larry Flammer, a master biology teacher, died on December 13, 2017, at the age of 83, according to e-mail from his family.

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Merry Kitzmas! Times Twelve

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2017-12-20 19:47
Twelve years flew by from the date Judge John E. Jones III handed down his decision in the Kitzmiller et
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Net Neutrality: Prepare to Fight

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2017-12-14 20:33
Given that the FCC has ceded almost all regulations on internet service providers and consumers are on their own (modulo
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A new poll on climate change and political views

A new report from the Yale Program on Climate Communication offers new data on Americans' beliefs and attitudes about climate change, with a particular emphasis on the influence of political views.

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Publicly funded science miseducation in private schools?

A new study suggests that textbooks that miseducate students about evolution and climate change may be in wide use in private schools that receive public funding through voucher or tax-credit schemes, according to Rebecca Klein in a lengthy article in the Huffington Post (December 7, 2017).

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Tax Bill Horribleness: The Great Unknown

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2017-12-02 15:48
The US Senate has passed its version of a tax change bill, enshrining as potential law some 500 pages of
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A new instructional materials bill in Florida

"A controversial new state law that makes it easier for Florida residents to challenge books used in public schools could get overhauled next year so those who dislike certain texts could also suggest replacements they find more appropriate," reports the Orlando Sentinel (December 1, 2017).

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Colin Groves dies

The eminent biological anthropologist Colin Groves died on November 30, 2017, at the age of 75, according to a press release from the Australian National University.

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Jerry Fodor dies

The distinguished philosopher of mind Jerry Fodor died on November 29, 2017, at the age of 82, according to The New York Times (November 30, 2017).

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Tax Bill Horribleness: Chained CPI

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Fri, 2017-12-01 15:50
The Los Angeles Times has an article on the proposed tax bill’s inclusion of “chained consumer price index (CPI). It
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ISPs Have Large Pockets

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Fri, 2017-12-01 11:49
How large a pocket do you need to stuff some $400 billion in collected, but not used for the stated
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A second antiscience bill in Florida

Florida's House Bill 825, prefiled on November 28, 2017, would, if enacted, require "[c]ontroversial theories and concepts ... [to] be taught in a factual, objective, and balanced manner," while allowing local school districts to use either the state science standards or alternatives "equivalent to or more rigorous than" them.

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