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Congratulations to Jay Labov

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Jay Labov on being named as a Honorary Member of the National Association of Biology Teachers.

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Ohio's antiscience bill progresses

Ohio's House Bill 597 — which if enacted would require students in the state's public schools to "review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the [state science] standards" — was passed on a 7-2 vote by the House Rules and Reference committee on November 5, 2014, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer (November 5, 2014).

 

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Banning creationism in Scottish schools?

A petition calling on the Scottish government to ban creationism from Scottish public schools is to receive a hearing in the Scottish parliament on November 11, 2014. Filed on behalf of the Scottish Secular Society, the petition asks (PDF) the parliament "to bar the presentation in Scottish publicly funded schools of separate creation and of Young Earth doctrines as viable alternatives to the established science of evolution, common descent, and deep time," adding, "Nothing in this request precludes the discussion of such doctrines in their proper place, as part of the study of ideas, neither does it nor can it infringe on individual freedom of belief."

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A preview of Extinction and Evolution

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Niles Eldredge's Extinction and Evolution: What Fossils Reveal about the History of Life (Firefly, 2014).

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A Reader Asks: Can Microevolutionary Changes Add Up to Macroevolutionary Change?

I assume that if one reader took the trouble to ask about this, then others must be wondering, despite our having addressed the issue many times in the past. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Darwinian Biologist Says: Don't Be So Quick to Dismiss Raëlian Science

Jerry Coyne, who is a professor at the University of Chicago, informs us of a new piece of important scientific research. Michael Egnor
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Alien Invasion: A Biologist Reflects on a Mother's Love for Her Child

Who, pray tell, could say something so callous that it offends Richard Dawkins? Michael Egnor
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Memo to Vultures

What CNN says notwithstanding, I criticized the media, not Brittany Maynard. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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The Dog Delusion

In his latest book, geneticist Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig takes on the widespread view that dog breeds prove macroevolution. Evolution News & Views
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Kent Hovind in trouble again

Panda's Thumb - Thu, 2014-10-30 02:07
I haven’t got time to investigate further, but Hovind watchers might be interested that Mr, Hovind (Dr. Dino) has been charged with filing a lien on property that had already been forfeited. Or something. A Forbes columnist, Peter Reilly, suggests that the government is piling on, and I suspect he is right; you may read about it here. Acknowledgement. Link provided by the truly indefatigable Dan Phelps.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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On Evolution, Pope Francis Speaks and the Media Get it Wrong

In a statement to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope conceded that evolution, defined as change over time, has happened. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Insulation and Insults: Darwinist Massimo Pigliucci Goes After Jonathan Wells Again

If the term "denial" applies to either side in this controversy, it is certainly to the Darwinists rather than their critics. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Brittany Maynard's Lethal Prescription

She has moved to Oregon, and plans to commit suicide this Saturday, November 1, under Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law. Michael Egnor
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Want More Misinformation from the Creators of Cosmos? Use the Official Cosmos Study Guides!

Cosmos blurs the distinction between three meanings of evolution. Are you surprised? Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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In Case You Had Any Doubts About What the Freedom From Religion Foundation Really Is

FFRF is planning to distribute some... literature... to public high school students in Florida. Michael Egnor
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The Family Tree of Life

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:20
In the next few weeks, we’ll be posting a series of articles for the general public focused on understanding how species are related and how genomic data is used in research. We start with a background on phylogenetic trees. Imagine you could go back in time and meet your great grandmother or even your great-great-great-great-great grandmother, when they were your age. Would they look like you? Or would they look more like your siblings or... Emily Thompson
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Henry Gee's View Notwithstanding, We Matter More than Giraffes or Begonias

What is it with many in the anti-humanism crowd? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Sure, Atheism Is a Religion, to which Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos Seek Converts

A primary purpose behind the Cosmos series was to cast a rival faith, Christianity, in a bad light, as "anti-science." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Since When Is This News? Rapid Microevolution in Lizard Feet Reveals Little About the Origin of Species

Anolis lizards may be small but they aren't stupid: they also started spending less time on the ground and perched higher up in trees to escape new predators. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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