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NCSE's Branch contemplates Epperson in Scientific American

Writing for Scientific American's blog (November 26, 2018), NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch considered the progress in evolution education in the last half century, from the defeat of Scopes-era bans on teaching evolution through the series of attempts to "balance" evolution with a supposedly scientific alternative to the present day, when "the preferred strategy is now to belittle evolution, while remaining silent about any supposed alternatives."

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NCSE's Reid celebrates Epperson in the Los Angeles Times

Writing in the Los Angeles Times (November 18, 2018), NCSE's executive director Ann Reid celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Epperson v. Arkansas overturning bans on teaching evolution — but warned that "teaching evolution is still challenging in many communities in the United States."

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An Ice Cream Cone at the South Pole: Inoculation through Misconception-Based Learning

NCSE Director of Teacher Suppport Brad Hoge explains the rationale behind our misconceptions-based approach to climate and evolution education.

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Grab your popcorn!

New videos from NCSE!

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Good Post by David Frum? I Don’t Think So

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Thu, 2018-11-08 03:54
David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, has an opinion piece in the Atlantic about how the various high-profile
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Looking Back with Epperson, Fifty Years Later

November 12 marks the 50th anniversary of Epperson v. Arkansas, the Supreme Court decision that overturned a state ban on evolution education and set a precedent for the unconstitutionality of similar laws.

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"Dueling Books Compete to Educate Kids on Climate Change"

A spate of scientifically accurate and pedagogically appropriate teaching materials about climate change is arriving, according to Frontline (November 2, 2018) — hopefully in time to stymie a new propaganda campaign rumored to be under way.

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"In America's Science Classrooms, the Creep of Climate Skepticism"

Sean Patrick Cooper, writing in Undark (November 2, 2018), reports, "Conservative groups are working hard to challenge the teaching of mainstream climate science in schools" — and cites NCSE as helping to prepare science teachers to resist the challenge.

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Epperson anniversary highlighted in Church & State

The fiftieth anniversary of Epperson v. Arkansas, the 1968 Supreme Court case that struck down Arkansas's ban on the teaching of evolution, was celebrated in "She Stood for Science," published in the November 2018 issue of Church & State, the monthly magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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Congratulations to Scott and Behrensmeyer

NCSE’s founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott will receive the John and Mary Lou Pojeta Service Award from the Paleontological Society at a banquet during its annual meeting held in Indianapolis on November 4, 2018.

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Polling the flat earth redux

"If it's difficult to believe that people embrace a flat Earth, it's going to be difficult to trust a poll that claims to validate that belief," wrote NCSE's Glenn Branch and Craig A. Foster of the US Air Force Academy in a blog post for Scientific American (October 24, 2018).

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Victory in Arizona

The Arizona state board of education voted 6-4 to adopt a new set of state science standards at its October 22nd, 2018, meeting.

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Keeping up with NCSE, monthly and weekly

NCSE is pleased to announce its new monthly e-newsletter, describing our most recent work supporting teachers and communities in their efforts to provide accurate and effective climate change and evolution education. 

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Capturing a Killer, Capturing the Imagination: The Power of Bringing Real Evidence into the Science Classroom

Watch as Ann Reid delivers a talk at Clemson University: "Capturing a Killer, Capturing the Imagination: The Power of Bringing Real Evidence into the Science Classroom."

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William J. Bennetta dies

The textbook watchdog William J. Bennetta died on September 26, 2018, at the age of 79, according to a notice from the Cremation Society of Virginia.

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"Why Is It So Hard to Teach Climate Change?"

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "Why Is It So Hard to Teach Climate Change?" to the October 2018 issue of Earth magazine, published by the American Geosciences Institute.

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RNCSE 38:4 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 4 — is the twelfth issue in the newsletter's new, streamlined, and full-color format.

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Michigan Citizens for Science Has a New Domain

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Fri, 2018-08-31 17:05
Things have been quiet on the evolution/creation front in Michigan. So quiet that the domain for Michigan Citizens for Science
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Eye Evolution: A Closer Look

In a previous article I described how theories of innovation provide insight into the limits of natural selection. Brian Miller
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A Son Realizes the Irrepressible Truth

I had just witnessed in action what Douglas Axe describes in his book Undeniable as the design intuition. Howard Glicksman
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