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Kenneth R. Miller to receive Gould award

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NCSE congratulates Kenneth R. Miller for winning the 2011 Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.

Creationist materials submitted in Texas

Materials "laced with creationist arguments" have been submitted for approval by the Texas state board of education, charged the Texas Freedom Network and the National Center for Science Education in a joint press release issued on April 25, 2011.

Polling creationism and evolution around the world

A new poll conducted by Ipsos for Reuters News in twenty-four countries found that 41% of respondents identified themselves as "evolutionists" and 28% as "creationists," with 31% indicating that they "simply don't know what to believe," according to a press release issued by Ipsos on April 25, 2011.

Nobelists endorse Louisiana repeal effort

Forty-two Nobel-prize-winning scientists have urged the Louisiana legislature to repeal "the misnamed and misguided Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA) of 2008," describing it as creating "a pathway for creationism and other forms of non-scientific instruction to be taught in public school science classrooms."

Tennessee's "monkey bill" on hold

Tennessee's Senate Bill 893 — nicknamed, along with its counterpart House Bill 368, the "monkey bill" — is on hold, "almost certainly postponing any action until next year," according to the Knoxville News Sentinel's Humphrey on the Hill blog (April 21, 2011).

NCSE and the Grand Canyon 2011

Explore the Grand Canyon with Scott, Newton, and Gish! Seats are still available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in The New York Times (October 6, 2005).

Tennessee's antievolution legislation still under fire

The Knoxville News Sentinel published back-to-back criticisms of Tennessee's antievolution legislation — shortly before the Senate Education Committee is expected to resume discussion of Senate Bill 893 on April 20, 2011.

Bill filed to repeal Louisiana's antievolution law

Senate Bill 70 (PDF), prefiled in the Louisiana Senate on April 15, 2011, and provisionally referred to the Senate Committee on Education, would, if enacted, repeal Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:285.1, which implemented the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, passed and enacted in 2008.

At last: RNCSE on-line!

NCSE is pleased at last to announce the first issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education in its new on-line format.

Polling school library bans on evolution

Sixteen percent of respondents to a recent poll agreed that books that discuss evolution should be banned from school libraries.

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