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Lawsuit against science center over creationist film

A lawsuit charges that the California Science Center violated both the First Amendment and a contract to rent its Imax Theater when it canceled a screening of Darwin's Dilemma, the Los Angeles Times (December 29, 2009) reports.

Two end-of-the-year reviews

As 2009 and its celebrations of the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the sesquicentennial of the publication of the Origin near their end, NCSE is pleased to bid them farewell by offering a peek at two reviews forthcoming in 2010 in Reports of the NCSE.

NCSE's Newton in the Philadelphia Inquirer

NCSE's Steven Newton's op-ed "Science denial is on the rise" appeared in the December 24, 2009, issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

What Darwin Never Knew

"What Darwin Never Knew" — a NOVA documentary on the burgeoning science of evolutionary developmental biology — will air on December 29, 2009, on public broadcasting stations around the country.

NCSE and Working Assets/Credo Mobile

There's still time to vote for NCSE, if you're a Working Assets/Credo Mobile customer.

Visit The Tangled Bank

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of a chapter from Carl Zimmer's latest book, The Tangled Bank (Roberts and Company, 2009).

Evolution in a new Harris poll

A recent Harris poll included questions on evolution and creationism, with unsurprising results.

Catching up with RNCSE

Selected content from volume 29, number 4, of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on NCSE's website.

¿Usted habla español?

NCSE is seeking volunteers to assist in translating selected resources from its website into Spanish. If you read and write both languages fluently, are interested in helping NCSE's outreach to the Spanish-speaking community, and are able to make a serious commitment to the project, you are cordially invited to get in touch with NCSE's Peter M. J. Hess at espanol@ncse.com.

Creationism: Still crazy after all these years

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Now available on NCSE's YouTube channel: Eugenie C. Scott's "Creationism: Still crazy after all these years," a presentation at the 2009 Atheist Alliance International conference in Burbank, California. Scott describes the evolving history of the antievolution movement in the United States, from attempts to balance the teaching of evolution with "creation science" or "intelligent design" to the present spate of stealth creationist tactics such as "academic freedom" and (in Texas) "all sides of scientific evidence."

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