NCSE Announces New Executive Director
With the new year, Dr. Eugenie Scott will be stepping down from the Executive Director position she has filled at NCSE for the past 27 years. NCSE just announced Dr. Scott's replacement will be Dr. Ann Reid, formerly of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, where
Quote she co-led the team that sequenced the 1918 flu virus—an effort that was hailed as "a watershed event for influenza researchers worldwide."
Go read the release. Dr. Reid's credentials look great for NCSE's future workload.
NCSE is pleased to announce that Ann Reid will be the new executive director of NCSE. Reid succeeds Eugenie C. Scott, who served as executive director for twenty-seven years, 1986 to 2013.
Raymond Bohlin holds a doctorate in molecular biology. He received his master's degree in population genetics, the study of how adaptation and speciation is expressed by DNA. In other words, he possesses more than a passing knowledge about the theory of evolution.
He could not believe that evolutionary mechanisms could account for the dizzying complexity he saw in the living world. It was easier for him to detect the work of some unseen force ? a designer's hand guiding a spontaneous appearance of species - behind the rise of complex life. It's the sort of completely untestable idea that doesn't gain much traction among the editors and reviewers of scholarly journals.
With the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's passing on November 22, CSC associate director John West has written a book; The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society.
C.S. Lewis countered the argument from undesign with several positive arguments in favor of the existence of a transcendent intelligent cause for nature.
As the Texas state board of education is preparing for its final public hearing on science textbook adoption, the Dallas Observer (November 14, 2013) published a marvelously detailed look at Texas antievolutionism past and present.
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of John Gurche's Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins (Yale University Press, 2013).
The executive director of the National Science Teachers Association called on the Texas state board of education to "reject any pressure to promote any nonscientific views in its textbooks or classrooms."
What do Canadians think about climate change?