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NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/03/06

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

A new antievolution bill in Florida. It's the seventh so far in 2009,
joining bills in Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi (already dead), New
Mexico, and Oklahoma (already dead). Meanwhile, faculty in Iowa decry the
antievolution bill in their state. And a fresh crop of scientific and
educational journals celebrating the Darwin anniversaries.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/02/27

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

The thousandth signatory to NCSE's Project Steve arrived -- just in time
for the Darwin anniversary celebrations! Plus NCSE is making a sample
chapter from the second edition of Eugenie C. Scott's acclaimed Evolution
vs. Creationism available. And a journal is calling for papers for a
special issue on the teaching of evolution in a university setting.

Rob Pennock on Antievolutionist Bad Behavior

Professor Robert T. Pennock of Michigan State University has an online opinion piece at US News and World Report. The topic? A response and rebuttal of various slurs against Pennock made in that venue by Discovery Institute spokesperson Casey Luskin, plus some very pertinent remarks about the unseemly and violent rhetoric being deployed by the religious antievolution movement.

Wisconsin Citizens for Science

Wisconsin Citizens for Science joins many other Citizens for Science organizations across the country. As a new organization, they need interested Wisconsin citizens to join them to take a stand for the integrity of both science education and our constitution. Please take a moment and register at the website.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/02/20

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)


Dear Friends of NCSE,

Louisiana's antievolution law lost the state a major biology
conference. There's good news and bad news on the legislative front, with
a new antievolution bill introduced in Missouri but a similar bill dead in
Oklahoma. NCSE Supporter Kenneth R. Miller is honored by the AAAS. And a
few further noteworthy articles for the Darwin bicentennial.


Antievolutionist Bingo

Skeptico and TechSkeptic came up with a great idea, that of "Creationist Bingo". I'm taking that a step further and automating the creation of "antievolutionist bingo" cards. Each time you bring up this page, you will get a new card.

AntiEvolutionist Bingo
CC112. Castenedolo, Olmo, and Calaveras skulls were found in Pliocene strata.
CI130. Functional integration indicates design.
CB601.3. Direct mutagenesis better explains peppered moth variation.
CC371.1. Soft tissues from a Tyrannosaurus bone indicate recent burial.
CH370. The stars and galaxies are unchanging.
CA612. Evolution requires as much faith as creationism.
CH711. Behemoth, from the book of Job, was a dinosaur.
CC201.1. Punctuated equilibrium was ad hoc to justify gaps.
CH103. Bible claims inspiration.
CA240. Ockham's Razor says the simplest explanation (creation) is preferred.
CH503.1. Anchor stones of Noah's ark have been found.
CH183. The Bible is target of persecution.
References an antievolutionist as an authority
CE231. Jupiter and Saturn are cooling too rapidly to be old.
CH350. Organisms come in discrete kinds.
CC220.1. There are no fossil ancestors of insects.
CH561.3. Fossils are sorted by the ability to escape.
CC111. Malachite man was found in Cretaceous sandstone.
CH505.5. Russian aviator Roskovitsky photographed the ark.
CB430. Evolution does not explain personality and emotions.
CC220. Arthropods arose suddenly.
CD001. Radiometric dating falsely assumes rocks are closed systems.
CC332.1. Specimen Creek fossil trees grew at the same time.
CI001.1. Intelligent design theory is not religious.
CI120. Purpose indicates design.

Each religious antievolutionist claim on the card links to the mainstream science responses collected by Mark Isaak in his excellent "Index to Creationist Claims". Be sure to check those out.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/02/13

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)


Dear Friends of NCSE,

The 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth is in the headlines far and
wide.  A new issue of Evolution:  Education and Outreach is now available,
and so is selected content from a new issue of Reports of the NCSE.  On the
legislative front, there's a new antievolution bill in Alabama, but the
Mississippi evolution disclaimer bill is already dead.  And although Darwin
Day is over, the celebrations aren't.


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.