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Eugenie C. Scott among Scientific American 10

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is among the Scientific American 10 for 2009, described by the magazine in its June 2009 issue as "researchers, politicians, business executives and philanthropists who have recently demonstrated outstanding commitment to assuring that the benefits of new technologies and knowledge will accrue to humanity."

Alabama antievolution bill dies

When the Alabama legislative session ended on May 15, 2009, House Bill 300, the so-called Academic Freedom Act, died in committee.

Antievolution bill dead in Missouri

When the Missouri legislative session ended on May 15, 2009, House Bill 656 died, without ever having been assigned to a committee.

Congratulations to Felsenstein, Pennock, and Alberts

Among those honored in 2009 by the American Institute for Biological Sciences for their outstanding contributions to the biological sciences were three members of NCSE.

NCSE encourages federal scientific integrity

NCSE recently offered its advice on ways the federal government can promote and protect scientific integrity.

Verdict against critic of creationism

James CorbettJames Corbett

A teacher's description of creationism as "superstitious nonsense" was ruled to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by a federal judge in a decision in C. F. et al. v. Capistrano Unified School District et al., issued on May 1, 2009.

NCSE's expanded presence on Facebook

NCSE is expanding its presence on the social networking website Facebook with a new page that will eventually replace the existing NCSE group.

Alliance for Science essay contest winners

NCSE congratulates the winners of Alliance for Science's third annual essay contest, announced (PDF) on April 30, 2009.

Florida antievolution bill dies

With the close of the regular legislative session in Florida on May 1, 2009, Senate Bill 2396 apparently died in committee. If enacted, the bill would have amended a section of Florida law to require "[a] thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution."

Creationist legal dispute resolved

Ken Ham of AiG and Carl Wieland of CMIKen Ham of AiG and Carl Wieland of CMI

Answers in Genesis and Creation Ministries International have agreed to settle their legal dispute, issuing a joint statement reading, "Each ministry is now focused on its respective mission, having put this dispute behind them."

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