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Gross drubs Behe in The New Criterion


Reviewing Michael Behe's latest book, The Edge of Evolution (Free Press, 2007), in the October 2007 issue of The New Criterion, the biologist Paul R. Gross is anything but impressed. After observing that Behe's argument from irreducible complexity in Darwin's Black Box (Free Press, 1996) was quickly recognized to fail, he comments (PDF), "In response, Behe and the ["intelligent design"] movement shifted ground, first redefining I.C.

Flock of Dodos


Randy Olson's Flock of Dodos, the hilarious documentary that examines both sides of the controversy over the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools, is now available on home DVD. In addition to the film itself, which as Variety quipped is "intelligently designed for popular appeal," the DVD contains eighty-four minutes of extra features, including:

  • Experts on the creationism/evolution controversy, including NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott and NCSE Supporters Sean B.

Council of Europe approves resolution against creationism


On October 4, 2007, the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly approved a resolution urging its member governments to oppose the teaching of creationism as science.

National Council for the Social Studies adds its voice for evolution


National Council for the Social Studies, the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education, adopted a statement on "intelligent design" in May 2007, which will appear in the forthcoming third edition of NCSE's Voices for Evolution, a collection of statements in defense of evolution education from scientific, educational, civil liberties, and religious organizations.

Congratulations to Carl Zimmer


NCSE congratulates Carl Zimmer for winning the 2007 Communications Award for his science journalism in the newspapers/magazines/internet category from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. A press release issued on October 1, 2007 praised "his diverse and consistently interesting coverage of evolution and unexpected biology," citing in particular:

"Highly Evolved and Exquisitely Thirsty," "Silent Strugg

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