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Second antievolution measure tabled in New Mexico

At The Panda's Thumb blog, Dave Thomas reports that New Mexico's House Bill 506 was tabled by a vote of 8-4 in the House Education Committee on February 21, 2007.

Matzke to appear on Science Friday

Scheduled for the second hour of NPR's Science Friday show for February 23, 2007, are Edward Humes, Randy Olson, and NCSE's own Nick Matzke. Science Friday's description of the show (with links added):

In this hour of Science Friday, we'll look at a collection of topics centered around evolution, creationism, and education. First, we'll take a look back at the Dover, Pennsylvania evolution trial.

Alliance for Science evolution essay contest

The Alliance for Science -- a non-profit organization which seeks "to heighten public understanding and support for science and to preserve the distinctions between science and religion in the public sphere" -- is holding a contest:

Why would I want my doctor to have studied evolution? If you are a high school student in the United States, we want to hear your answer to that question.

Eugenie C. Scott honored by AAAS

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott, along with nine science teachers who have been on the front lines of the evolution wars, is receiving the American Association for Advancement of Science's 2006 Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.

"Dumbing down evolution to kill it"

Writing in the Los Angeles Times (February 12, 2007), Edward Humes commemorated Darwin Day by addressing the pervasive misunderstanding of evolution by the public. "There are really two theories of evolution," he explains. "There is the genuine scientific theory, and there is the talk-radio pretend version, designed not to enlighten but to deceive and enrage. ...


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