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Ray Comfort is Bananas!

What's wacky about Ray Comfort's "special" introduction to On the Origin of Species? What special precautions should you take before reading the "special" introduction? And why is Ray Comfort bananas? Our NCSE Safety Video has the scoop! View the video here.

Don't Diss Darwin!

Does Darwin's On the Origin of Species need a special introduction? Creationist Ray Comfort thinks so. On Thursday, November 19, mere days before the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin, Comfort plans to distribute free copies of Origin at colleges and universities across the U.S. and (on the 24th) in Canada.

Webcast: "Frontiers of Evolution"

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Hear E. O. Wilson and Everett Mendelsohn discuss "Frontiers of Evolution" on-line! Starting at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) on November 24, 2009, a panel of scientists led by Wilson and Mendelsohn will discuss Darwin's legacy and the frontiers of evolutionary biology, as part of the 150th anniversary Origin of Species lecture series, hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin 150 project — and the whole event will be webcast live.

New Scientist celebrates the Origin sesquicentennial

Adding to the celebrations of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, New Scientist enlisted Steve Jones to summarize Darwin's masterpiece.

New videos of Eugenie C. Scott on-line

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Videos of two recent events featuring NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott are now available on-line. First, from WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, there's "In the Beginning — Explanations from Science and Religion," a panel discussion featuring Scott, Francisco Ayala, and Denis O. Lamoureux, hosted by National Public Radio's Neal Conan. Second, from the American Humanist Association in Washington DC, there's "Evolution v. Creationism: The Politics, the Science, the Debate," a panel discussion featuring Scott, Barbara Forrest, and Kenneth R. Miller. Tune in and enjoy!

The Origin sesquicentennial approaches

As November 24, 2009, the sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, approaches, celebrations are continuing around the country and around the world, as well as in the literature and on the internet.

Becoming Human, part 3

The third episode of Becoming Human — a three-part NOVA documentary on what the latest scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives — will air on November 17, 2009, on public broadcasting stations around the country.

EvoS Journal debuts

The first issue of EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium — a new open-access on-line peer-reviewed journal designed to promote the education of evolutionary theory in colleges and universities — is now available.

Evolution in Two Minutes or Less

NCSE congratulates Scott Hatfield on winning Discover magazine's "Evolution in Two Minutes or Less" video contest, for "Evolution: The Song."

Webcast: Evolution in Extreme Environments

A live webcast of "Evolution in Extreme Environments" — a symposium cosponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and held at the National Association of Biology Teachers conference — will be available on-line from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mountain Time) on November 13, 2009.

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