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NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/04/03

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

Plenty of news in Texas again: the Texas state board of education voted to
adopt a flawed set of state science standards, and Chris Comer's suit
against the Texas Education Agency was dismissed. In Florida, the Florida
Academy of Sciences denounced the antievolution bill still in the state
senate. A few seats remain aboard NCSE's next excursion to the Grand
Canyon. And the Evolution Education Update is going to be transferred to
Google Groups in the near future.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/03/27

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

Plenty of news in Texas, as the state board of education prepares to
conduct its final vote on the state science standards. New Mexico's
antievolution bill is dead. And NCSE Supporter Stephen G. Brush is to
receive the 2009 Abraham Pais Prize for the History of Physics.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/03/20

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

A new antievolution bill in Texas, and plenty of further news from the Lone
Star state, too. Iowa's antievolution bill is dead. And NCSE announces its
very own YouTube channel.

NCSE Evolution Education Update for 2009/03/13

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear Friends of NCSE,

Texas is in the headlines again, with a new bill that appears to be
intended to exempt the Institute for Creation Research's graduate school
from state regulation as well as a profile of Don McLeroy, the avowed
creationist who chairs the state board of education, in the Austin
American-Statesman. Meanwhile, a legislator in Oklahoma, outraged by the
prospect of Richard Dawkins visiting the University of Oklahoma, introduced
two antievolution resolutions -- and Dawkins responded.

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
CB311. Butterfly metamorphosis is too complex to have evolved.
CA120. An evolved mind is fallible, its conclusions untrustworthy.
CB421. Evolution does not explain music.
CH504.3. Hardwicke Knight found soft wood timbers on Ararat.
CE130. Lunar moonquakes, lava flows, and gas emissions indicates the moon's youth.
CH120. The Bible must be accurate because archaeology supports it.
CI001.2. Intelligent design is not creationism.
CB350. Sex cannot have evolved.
CA230. Interpreting evidence is not the same as observation.
CG010. The oldest living thing is younger than 4,900 years.
CB710. Genes with major effects on development are conserved across phyla.
CB150. Functional genetic sequences are too rare to evolve from one to another.
References an antievolutionist as an authority
CB621.1. Mitochondrial Eve lived only 6500 years ago.
CB200.1.1. The flagellum has 30 or so unique (non-homologous) proteins.
CE101. There is not enough moon dust for an old universe.
CA602.2. Scientists aim to make God unnecessary.
CA118. Your arguments do not count because you are not qualified.
CA650. Death and suffering before humanity implies an unmerciful God.
CA622. Without a literal Fall, there is no need for Jesus and redemption.
CJ533. The Qur'an describes human embryology accurately.
CB030. Early molecules would have decayed.
CC002. Nebraska man was a hoax.
CB601.2.4. In places, light moths increased before lichens reappeared.
CH500. Noah's ark has been found.

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.