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NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/02/06

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

There are new antievolution bills in Iowa and New Mexico.  But it's not all
bad news:  NCSE's Glenn Branch appeared in US News & World Report, two
members of NCSE were honored by the National Academy of Sciences, and
Darwin Day is almost here.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/01/30

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

A victory for science education in Texas, although the battle is not yet
over.  The latest antievolution textbook is royally panned in a top
scientific journal.  Three journals are joining in the celebrations of the
Darwin anniversaries with special issues and features.  And Darwin Day
continues to approach.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/01/23

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The battle over teaching evolution in Texas is raging as the state board of
education prepares to take a preliminary vote on a revised set of state
science standards.  Darwin Day is approaching!  And a new website urges
policymakers to do right by Texas schoolchildren:  Teach Them Science.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/01/16

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

A mixed result as Louisiana adopts guidelines to implement the
antievolution law enacted there in 2008.  A bill requiring evolution
textbook disclaimers is introduced in the Mississippi legislature.  And
Kenneth R. Miller debunks a recent attack by the Discovery Institute on his
testimony in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case.

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.