2009

05.07.2009

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

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05.04.2009

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

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05.01.2009

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."

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04.29.2009
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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04.27.2009

The appeal of Association of Christian Schools International et al. v. Roman Stearns et al. is wending its way through the appeals process, with the University of California system submitting its responsive brief, and a number of organizations submitting amicus curiae briefs, in April 2009.

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04.20.2009

The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School filed suit over the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's decision to deny the ICR's request for a state certificate of authority to offer a master's degree in science education.

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04.17.2009

Since the March 2009 decision of the Texas state board of education to adopt a set of flawed state science standards, media coverage has increasingly emphasized the possible consequences.

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04.14.2009

"Just in time for the bicentennial observance of Charles Darwin's birth, a new survey of Louisiana residents shows 40 percent of the respondents believe evolution is not well-supported by evidence or generally accepted within the scientific community," the Baton Rouge Advocate (April 14, 2009) reports.

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04.13.2009
John HoldrenJohn Holdren

John Holdren, the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology, told the ScienceInsider blog (April 8, 2009) that the recent adoption in Texas of a flawed set of state science standards was "a step backward."

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04.09.2009
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott appeared as a guest on the first hour of NPR's Science Friday show on April 10, 2009.

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