2009

05.21.2009
Joshua RosenauJoshua Rosenau

Writing in Seed, NCSE's Joshua Rosenau explains what the new Texas state science standards mean for science education nationwide.

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05.19.2009

Antievolution law proposed in Florida

OAKLAND, CA March 2

It's not a hurricane or even a tropical storm. But a small knot of ignorance is twisting through the Florida state senate.

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05.19.2009

NASA officials demand Big Bang be called a "theory"; national parks selling creationist books; teachers pressured to teach creationism

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05.18.2009

Evolution is under attack across the U.S. Last year, the teaching of evolution was challenged in scores of schools. During the same period, six states introduced (and Louisiana passed) "academic freedom laws" that discredit evolution and smuggle creationist teachings into the classroom. (For more, go here).

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05.18.2009

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."

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05.15.2009

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

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05.15.2009

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

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05.15.2009

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.

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05.13.2009

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

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05.08.2009
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.

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