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A peek at Evolution

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Douglas Palmer's Evolution: The Story of Life (University of California Press, 2009).

Congratulations to NESCent

NCSE is happy to congratulate the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) on the renewal of its grant from the National Science Foundation.

A glimpse of Evidence of Evolution

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Evidence of Evolution (Abrams, 2009), featuring the photography of Susan Middleton and the text of Mary Ellen Hannibal.

Evolution and global warming redux

"Critics of the teaching of evolution in the nation's classrooms are gaining ground in some states by linking the issue to global warming, arguing that dissenting views on both scientific subjects should be taught in public schools," reported The New York Times (March 3, 2010).

McLeroy booted in Texas

In the March 2, 2010, primary election, avowed young-earth creationist Don McLeroy narrowly lost his bid to be the Republican candidate for the District 9 seat on the Texas state board of education.

From evolution to global warming?

Joshua Rosenau, unidentified Darwinist, Steven NewtonJoshua Rosenau, unidentified Darwinist, Steven Newton

House Concurrent Resolution 1009, now under consideration in South Dakota's legislature, borrows language from antievolution legislation in encouraging teachers to present "a balanced and objective" presentation of global warming, and two NCSE staffers react — Steven Newton at the Huffington Post (February 25, 2010) and Joshua Rosenau at the Center for American Progress's Science Progress blog (February 26, 2010).

Polling evolution in Texas

A new poll suggests that a slim majority of Texans reject evolution, according to a story in the Texas Tribune (February 17, 2010), which also noted that "[n]early a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time."

Book party at AIBS

The American Institute for Biological Sciences is celebrating the launch of its new webstore with a virtual book party, featuring Chris Mooney and Carl Zimmer, at 2:00 p.m. EST on February 25, 2010.

New Scopes trial photographs

John T. ScopesJohn T. Scopes

A batch of photographs from the Scopes trial was recently acquired by the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Congratulations to Carl Zimmer

Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer

NCSE offers its congratulations to Carl Zimmer for winning the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for 2009 in the large newspaper category.

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