Print Edition Contents: 29 (2)

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

NEWS

  1. Creationism in Brunswick County
    Anton Mates
    A school district in southern North Carolina considers "equal time" proposals.
  2. Implementing Louisiana's Anti-Evolution Law
    Joshua Rosenau
    The Louisiana Science Education Act is law, and now it must be implemented.
  3. A Furor over Creationism at the Royal Society
    Glenn Branch
    A science educator was embroiled in controversy over remarks about creationism in the classroom.
  4. The Latest on Expelled
    Eugenie C Scott
    The movie is getting publicity again, but as one of the worst films of 2008.
  5. Victory over "Weaknesses" in Texas
    Glenn Branch
    Language about "strengths and weaknesses" of "controversial" scientific theories was dropped from the state standards. But other changes raise concerns.
  6. Updates
    News from Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma,Canada, and the Netherlands.

NCSE NEWS

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

MEMBERS' PAGES

  1. Revisiting the Creation/Evolution Continuum
    A reminder that there is a range of perspectives.
  2. Books: Science and Religion Redux
    These books explore the relationship between modern science and religious faith.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.

SPECIAL FEATURE: MEMBERS' ROUNDTABLE

  1. Winning Their Hearts and Minds: Who Should Speak for Evolution?
    Daryl P Domning
    Domning suggests that scientists who profess religious faith would help more people to accept evolution.
  2. Response to "Winning Their Hearts and Minds"
    Sheldon F Gottlieb
    Gottlieb acknowledges the tactical advantage in Domning's proposal, but worries that this approach may weaken scientific literacy in the longer run.
  3. Communicating Evolutionary Science to a Religious Public
    Keith B Miller
    It is important — for both scientists and the general public — to recognize how science interacts with the values and beliefs of broader culture, and that includes religious belief.
  4. Keeping Evolution Education in Perspective: A Response to Daryl Domning
    Erik B Pietrowicz
    It is the public school teacher who is at the forefront of this issue. How might Domning's approach play out in the classroom?
  5. Rejoinder to Comments
    Daryl P Domning
    Reflections on responses at the roundtable.

SPECIAL FEATURE

  1. People & Places: The Temple of Serapis
    Randy Moore
    Charles Lyell correctly inferred past geologic processes by observation at this famous site on a peninsula that juts into the Mediterranean just west of Naples.

BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Thank God for Evolution! — A Response to a RNCSE Review
    Michael Dowd
    The author discusses the aims of the book.
  2. Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution by Karl W Giberson
    Reviewed by Denis O Lamoureux
  3. Render Unto Darwin: Philosophical Aspects of the Christian Right's Crusade against Science by James H Fetzer
    Reviewed by Keith M Parsons
  4. Charles Darwin by Michael Ruse
    Reviewed by Doren A Recker
  5. Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution edited by John B Cobb Jr
    Reviewed by Timothy Shanahan
  6. Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution by Denis O Lamoureux
    Reviewed by Stephen J Godfrey