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AHA award for NCSE's Scott

Mon, 2014-06-09 19:21

Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott, the former executive director of NCSE and the current chair of its Advisory Council, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Humanist Association at its annual conference in Philadelphia on June 7, 2014.  

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NCSE's latest in Evolution: Education and Outreach

Mon, 2014-06-09 18:35

NCSE's Glenn Branch's "Going Ape: Interview with Brandon Haught" (PDF) was just published in Evolution: Education and Outreach.

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A glimpse of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change

Fri, 2014-06-06 14:25

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman's The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change (Island Press, 2014).

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NCSE in the Best of the Scout Report

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:34

NCSE is proud to have been named in the Best of the Scout Report for 2014, as "the most shared resource by Scout Report readers" for the academic year 2013-2014. "There are many free excerpts to read and it's a fun way to trace the evolution of these popular and significant debates," the report commented.

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Wyoming scientists defend climate in standards

Tue, 2014-06-03 18:31

"A group of Wyoming educators has asked state education leaders to rethink their stance on a controversial set of science standards," the Casper Star-Tribune (June 3, 2014) reports

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The latest Gallup poll on evolution

Tue, 2014-06-03 16:05

There were no surprises in the latest Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution in the United States.

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Facebook: n > 70,000

Mon, 2014-06-02 22:27

A milestone: there are now over 70,000 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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Evolution to reach Israeli middle schools

Mon, 2014-06-02 18:35

"Evolution will soon be a mandatory part of the middle-school science curriculum, after years of being an optional subject that most students were never taught," according (registration required) to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (June 1, 2014).

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Criticism of the Wyoming legislature continues

Wed, 2014-05-28 19:15

The decision of the Wyoming legislature to prevent the state from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards because of concerns about their presentation of climate change continues to attract spirited criticism in editorial and opinion columns, both in Wyoming and nationally.

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A last-minute victory in Oklahoma

Sat, 2014-05-24 00:28

When the Oklahoma legislature adjourned on May 23, 2014, the attempt to derail Oklahoma's new state science standards was stymied.

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Gerald Edelman dies

Fri, 2014-05-23 20:03

The eminent biologist Gerald Edelman died on May 17, 2014, at the age of 84, according to The New York Times (May 22, 2014).

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NCSE's next webinar for activists

Thu, 2014-05-22 21:24

NCSE is pleased to announce the next of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The next workshop focuses on debunking and confronting science denial, describing resources and techniques as well as offering a chance to share experiences.

 

 

 

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Oklahoma House votes to derail science standards

Thu, 2014-05-22 16:41

House Joint Resolution 1099, which would reject the state department of education's rules implementing Oklahoma's new science standards, was passed by the Oklahoma House of Representatives on a 55-31 vote on May 21, 2014. Part of the reason, the Tulsa World (May 22, 2014) explained, was that "[s]ome legislators ... objected to language they said appeared to encourage an 'agenda' concerning climate change."

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RNCSE 34:3 now on-line

Tue, 2014-05-20 19:21

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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The New York Times on the Wyoming debacle

Mon, 2014-05-19 18:16

The New York Times (May 19, 2014) covered the Wyoming legislature's decision to block the Next Generation Science Standards because of their treatment of climate change. 

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A mammoth victory in South Carolina

Mon, 2014-05-19 16:23

The Columbian mammoth is now the official state fossil of South Carolina after Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 4482 into law on May 16, 2014 — and there was no mention of the Sixth Day of Creation.

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Antievolution bills die in Missouri

Sat, 2014-05-17 00:21

Two antievolution bills died in committee in the Missouri House of Representatives on May 16, 2014, when the legislature adjourned.

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Trouble over Oklahoma science standards

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:31

A committee in the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted to reject a new set of science standards, primarily over concerns about its treatment of climate change.

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A mammoth victory in South Carolina?

Tue, 2014-05-13 19:51

The Columbian mammoth is on track to become the official state fossil of South Carolina, with no mention of its appearance on the Sixth Day of Creation. 

 

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A preview of The Sixth Extinction

Fri, 2014-05-09 17:26

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of of Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt and Co., 2014).

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