Print Edition Contents: 29 (5)

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
Title: 
Contents
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
5
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September–October
Page(s): 
2

NEWS

  1. A Nobelist Misrepresented in Texas
    Joshua Rosenau
    When the creationists on the Texas state board of education trotted out a Nobel Prize winner as having doubts about evolution, it turns out (of course) that they were using erroneous, second-hand information.
  2. "Ask Darwin": An Interactive Exhibit
    Two Pittsburgh-area professors have teamed with a multimedia center to produce an interactive exhibit, allowing visitors to hear Darwin in his own words, and to hear from modern scientists about how evolutionary science has grown.
  3. Exporting Creationism: Dutch Creationist Leaflet Now to be Distributed in Belgium
    Stefaan Blancke
    After a campaign that drew public and media attention, creationists in the Netherlands are targeting Dutch-speaking areas of Belgium with the remainder of their leaflets — or are they?
  4. Updates
    News from Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio,Texas, the United Kingdom, and the world.

NCSE NEWS

  1. News from the Membership
    What our members are doing to support evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.

ARTICLES

  1. Credibility, Profitability, and Irrefutability: Why Creationists are Building Museums
    Julie Duncan
    Why would creationist organizations invest so much money and effort into museums when they reject the basic scientific foundations of our modern understanding of the history of life and the universe?
  2. Missionary Lizards: What the Creation Museum Reveals About Natural History Exhibits
    Katherine E Schroer
    Everybody loves dinosaurs. But the different ways they are displayed in natural history museums and the Creation Museum speaks volumes.

SPECIAL FEATURE

  1. People & Places: Creation Evidence Museum
    Randy Moore
    A close-up view of one of the best-known of the creationist museums.

FEATURES

  1. Reflections on a Visit to the Creation Museum
    Raymond A Eve
    It is difficult not to be impressed by the sheer assault on the senses and the carefully designed exhibits. But a closer look reveals an anxiety about control of cultural ideas and norms.
  2. Edward Blyth: Creationist or Just Another Misinterpreted Scientist?
    James K Willmot
    Blyth is one scientist whose early dedication to cre ationism is misrepresented to imply that he rejected descent with modification by natural selection.
  3. Yes, Noah's Flood May Have Happened, But Not Over the Whole World
    Lorence G Collins
    In the type of major flood that almost certainly occurred in the ancient Middle East, what would make people think that it covered "the whole world"?

MEMBERS' PAGES

  1. Understanding Creationism
    An adaptation of a recent NCSE brochure that explores the basics of creation science.
  2. For the Birds
    These books explore the biology, ecology, and evolution of birds.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.

BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Reframing Scopes: Journalists, Scientists, and Lost Photographs from the Trial of the Century by Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette
    Reviewed by Charles A Israel
  2. The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin by Benjamin Wiker
    Reviewed by Sander Gliboff
  3. Why the Universe Is the Way It Is by Hugh Ross
    Reviewed by David Koerner
  4. The Bible, Rocks, and Time by Davis A Young and Ralph F Stearley
    Reviewed by Steven Newton
  5. More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation by Hugh Ross
    Reviewed by Graham Oppy