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NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/01/09

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The first antievolution bill of the year appears in Oklahoma.  Meanwhile,
Kevin Padian and Nicholas Matzke discuss Darwin and Dover in the
Biochemical Journal, and a reviewer for The New York Times addresses "Four
Stakes in the Heart of Intelligent Design."

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/01/02

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The journal Nature provides a new resource summarizing fifteen lines of
evidence for evolution by natural selection.  Meanwhile, Expelled makes a
brief and inglorious appearance in newspapers again, and the Geological
Society of Australia reaffirms its stance against creationism.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/12/26

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

"Strengths and weaknesses" is absent from the third, and final, draft of
Texas's science standards, and the two antievolution bills in Michigan have
finally died.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/12/19

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

Evolution is the theme of the current issue of Scientific American, and
NCSE is represented.  Meanwhile, the threat of creationism in the Muslim
world is discussed in the journal Science, and "The Man Who Wasn't Darwin"
-- Alfred Russel Wallace -- is profiled in National Geographic.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/12/12

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

Judge Jones, who presided over Kitzmiller v. Dover, is interviewed in PLoS
Genetics.  The fourth issue of Evolution:  Education and Outreach is now
available.  And Roger Ebert offers his opinion about Expelled.

Criticism of Dembski's "Explanatory Filter": Vindicated

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I’ve been saying that there were problems in William Dembski’s “explanatory filter” for a long, long time. Dembski has finally admitted that was the case.

At the February 1997 NTSE conference, when I brought up the “traveling salesman problem” solved by genetic algorithm as an example that countered Dembski’s EF, he responded that his logic was sound and his premises were true, therefore his conclusion followed. Dembski in that instant dismissed empirical data as having any bearing on his work. It only took the better part of twelve years for Dembski to repudiate the soundness of his logic presented then.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/12/05

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The Cincinnati Zoo distances itself from a widely criticized promotion
involving Answers in Genesis's Creation Museum.  Plus Kevin Padian, who
serves as president of NCSE's board of directors, is continuing to speak
and write in enthusiastic defense of the teaching of evolution.  And a new
batch of selected content from NCSE's journal is now available on-line.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/11/28

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

Video and audio of Barbara Forrest's recent talk in Texas is now
available.  Plus NCSE Supporter Philip Kitcher wins a Lannan Literary Award
for his Living with Darwin.  And a new batch of selected content from
NCSE's journal is now available on-line.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/11/21

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch:)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

No shortage of news from Texas, where the state board of education heard
testimony about the proposed revisions to the state science standards from
over ninety citizens, just two days after a survey of the state's biology
professors revealed overwhelming rejection of the arguments advanced by the
antievolutionists seeking to undermine the treatment of evolution in those
standards.  And Judgment Day -- the documentary about the Kitzmiller v.
Dover case -- receives new kudos from the AAAS.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2008/11/14

(By NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch:)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The Texas board of education is scheduled to consider the new draft of the
state science standards shortly. The president of NCSE's board of
directors is featured in a video promoting the Society of Vertebrate
Paleontology. And the third edition of NCSE's Voices for Evolution is now
available.