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Evolution of the NABT Statement on the Teaching of Evolution

Title: 
Evolution of the NABT Statement on the Teaching of Evolution
Author(s): 
Joseph E. McInerney
Issue: 
1

In Ireland, the Irish say, there is no future, only the past happening over and over — a sorrowful statement of resignation and frustration that reflects centuries of near-intractable sectarian and political strife. I sometimes feel the same way about the evolution/creation conflict: One hundred and fifteen years after Darwin's death there is no future, only the same, tired creationist arguments repeated over and over and the continuing expenditure of precious time and money to combat creationist nonsense — resources that could be applied to other problems.

Year: 
1997
Date: 
January–February
Page(s): 
30–31
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Vine Deloria Jr, Creationism, and Ethnic Pseudoscience

Title: 
Vine Deloria Jr, Creationism, and Ethnic Pseudoscience
Author(s): 
H David Brumble
Issue: 
6
Vine Deloria, a Standing Rock Sioux, has been an important advocate for American Indians for more than 25 years. He has defended Indian claims in the courts; he has acted as an Indian spokesman in Washington. Deloria is also a professor of history, law, and religious studies at the University of Colorado.

Year: 
1998
Date: 
November–December
Page(s): 
10–14
About the Author(s): 
H David Brumble
College of Arts and Sciences
Univ. of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260
email: brumble+@pitt.edu
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Review: National Forum's Digging Dinosaurs

Year: 
1998
Title: 
Digging Dinosaurs, the Summer 1998 issue of the National Forum (the Phi Kappa Phi Journal, published by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi)
Issue: 
5
Date: 
September–October
Author(s): 
edited by James P Kaetz
The National Forum, the journal of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, publishes four times each year issues that cover a wide range of topics. Some recent issues concentrate on each of the following topics: Poverty in America, Excellence in Education, Gender and Equity, Writing History, and Aging America. The Summer of 1998 issue has the title of "Digging Dinosaurs." The Editor, James P. Kaetz, explains that the title is a pun: "This issue is literally about digging dinosaurs - finding fossils, preparing them, wresting from the bones their secrets.
Page(s): 
31
Reviewer: 
David R. Stronck, Ph.D., Professor of Science Education, California State University, Hayward
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Long-Term Solar Oscillations and the Age of the Sun

Title: 
Long-Term Solar Oscillations and the Age of the Sun
Author(s): 
Kevin L O'Brien
Issue: 
5

Introduction

Year: 
1998
Date: 
September–October
Page(s): 
6–10
About the Author(s): 
Kevin L. O'Brien has a Master of Science in Biochemistry, specializes in protein chemistry, enzymology and mitochondria, and works as a research scientist in academia. He is an evolutionist, but he is also a Christian and a creationist, in that he sincerely believes that "In the Beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth." The rest is open for debate. He lives in Fort Collins with his two cats. He may be contacted by e-mail at klob@lamar.colostate.edu.
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"Equal Time" In School Libaries?

Title: 
"Equal Time" In School Libaries?
Author(s): 
Molleen Matsumura
Issue: 
5
Most evolution/creation controversies in public schools involve questions of whether "creation science" will be presented to students in the classroom or at assemblies. However, libraries are also a target of creationist efforts. For example the Idaho School Boards Association recently voted down a resolution that called for including "creation science" materials in school libraries (RNCSE 18(4):7), and some state party platforms have included planks like this one:

Year: 
1998
Date: 
September–October
Page(s): 
11–13
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Bibliolatry in the Grand Canyon

Title: 
Bibliolatry in the Grand Canyon
Author(s): 
Wilfred A Elders
Issue: 
4
After his heroic pioneering voyage in 1869 down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, John Wesley Powell wrote
[T]he thought grew in to my mind that the canyons of this region would be a Book of Revelations in the rock-leaved bible of geology. The thought fructified and I determined to read the book.
Year: 
1998
Date: 
July–August
Page(s): 
8–15
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Evolution as a Heuristic

Title: 
Evolution as a Heuristic
Author(s): 
Robert Siegfried
Issue: 
4
"If you will not let me treat the Art of Discovery as a kind of Logic, I must make a new name for it. Heuristic, for example" (William Whewell, quoted in Todhunter, 1970).
Creationists continue to claim scientific validity for their version of "scientific creationism" and to demand its admission to the science classrooms of the nation's public schools. If both "models" are fairly presented, they say, students would overwhelmingly prefer the creation model over the evolutionary view.

Year: 
1998
Date: 
July–August
Page(s): 
20–21
About the Author(s): 
Dr Robert Siegfried
2206 West Lawn Ave
Madison WI 53711-1952
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NCSE Board Members: The Active Type

Title: 
NCSE Board Members: The Active Type
Author(s): 
Molleen Matsumura
Issue: 
4
NCSE has received many offers for books and seminars that promise to help nonprofit organizations get members of their boards of directors to do something besides lending their names. We skip all that advice because we don't need it! NCSE is blessed with committed and caring board members who don't wait to be asked before they swing into action. Here's just a bit of what some of them have been up to.

John R Cole

Year: 
1998
Date: 
July–August
Page(s): 
4–5
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What Genesis is Really About

Title: 
What Genesis is Really About
Author(s): 
Conrad Hyers
Saint Olaf's College
Northfield, MN
Issue: 
3
...When one looks at the myths of surrounding cultures, in fact, one senses that the current debate over creationism would have seemed very strange, if not unintelligible, to the writers and readers of Genesis. Scientific and historical issues in their modern form were not issues at all. Science and natural history as we know them simply did not exist, even though they owe a debt to the positive value given to space, time, matter, and history by the biblical affirmation of history.

Year: 
1998
Date: 
May–June
Page(s): 
15, 33
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The 1998 International Conference on Creationism

Title: 
The 1998 International Conference on Creationism
Author(s): 
Robert Schadewald
Issue: 
3
The 1998 International Conference on Creationism (ICC98) was held at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, August 3 through 8, 1998. Organized every four years by the Pittsburgh Creation Science Fellowship, the ICCs are the most ambitious of creation conferences. ICC98 was organized in two tracks, the Technical Symposium and the Educators' Symposium. The former ran the full six days and included 47 papers; the latter ran Thursday through Saturday with an even dozen presentations. Also, a plenary session was held every evening. Total attendance was probably around 400.

Year: 
1998
Date: 
May–June
Page(s): 
22–25, 33
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