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Charles Coulston Gillispie dies

Charles Coulston Gillispie, via Princeton UniversityCharles Coulston Gillispie

The eminent historian of science Charles Coulton Gillispie died on October 6, 2015, at the age of 97, according to a tweet from Princeton University.

Eugenie C. Scott elected to AU board

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Eugenie C. Scott on her election to the board of trustees of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Polling scientists on climate change

"Using responses from nearly 700 biophysical scientists," a new survey "finds that approximately 92 percent of them believe that human-caused climate change is really happening," according to the Washington Post (September 25, 2015), reporting on J. S. Carlton, Rebecca Perry-Hill, Matthew Huber, and Linda S. Prokopy's "The climate change consensus extends beyond climate scientists," published in Environmental Research Letters.

Whither Alabama's evolution disclaimer?

When the Alabama board of education voted to approve a new set of science standards on September 10, 2015, in which evolution was described as "substantiated with much direct and indirect evidence," the question arose: what will become of the evolution disclaimer in Alabama's textbooks?


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