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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2016/10/21

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(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

In Scientific American, Steve Mirsky continues to tell of his
adventures on the Colorado River with NCSE.


In a column published in the November 2016 issue of Scientific
American, Steve Mirsky continues to relate his excursion through the
Grand Canyon with NCSE.

It was, Mirsky jokes, "a trip intelligently designed to include
discussions of how scientists see the canyon's formations as billions
of years of history written in rock versus how Young Earth
creationists see the canyon as evidence for Noah's flood a week ago
Thursday. Okay, I'm just kidding. What they believe is that the flood
in question happened some 4,400 years ago and produced the geology and
fossils of the canyon. Now I'm not kidding."

Noting that young-earth creationists have a constitutional right to
reject science's deliverances on the age of the earth and the Grand
Canyon, Mirsky concludes, "But as numerous trial verdicts have agreed,
that same amendment prohibits the short version of history -- and its
antievolution corollaries -- from being taught in public schools as
science. Creationism in biology classes would make our educational
system the way I was in the canyon -- all wet."

By the way, NCSE is still accepting reservations for the next
excursion to the Grand Canyon, June 29 through July 7, 2017.

For Mirsky's columns about the trip in Scientific American, visit: 

And for information about the 2017 excursion, visit: 


Have you been visiting NCSE's blog, The Science League of America,
recently? If not, then you've missed:

* Glenn Branch comparing the careers of A. C. Dixon and Thomas F. Dixon Jr.: 

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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